Selected by S. Zainab Williams
  1. The Man Who Spoke Snakish by Andrus Kivirahk
    Fantasy in translation by an Estonian writer, pitched for fans of Terry Pratchett. This is the story of a young boy who speaks snakish, which in this tale is the language that commands all animals.
  2. The Grownup by Gillian Flynn
    A ghost story novella from the author of Gone Girl. This is a 64-page read about a fraudulent psychic who's forced to question her (dis)belief in ghosts.
  3. The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King
    A new collection of short stories by the master of fear! These 20 pieces are rangy and compelling.
  4. Numero Zero by Umberto Eco
    From the writer of The Name of the Rose comes a conspiracy story circling around Mussolini and events in Italian history. A political thriller and satire set in 1992.
  5. The Japanese Lover: A Novel by Isabel Allende
    The story of a woman from Poland who falls in love with a Japanese man in 1939 San Francisco. The book follows their lives and secret love affair during the Second World War and across generations. Expect at least a touch of magical realism.