I've resolved to read 52 books in 2016. Books I started in 2015 count. So do audiobooks. Books of the Bible don't.
  1. The Crimson Petal & the White by Michael Faber: I don't normally go in for period fiction but this was incredible.
  2. The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell: Strong start, baffling ending. Listened on audiobook: the character of Crispin Hershey is for some reason pivotal, but entirely unlikeable. Actor reading his portion was THE WORST. Rating: overhyped and overpraised.
  3. Black Chalk by Christopher Yates: a slow burning puzzle of a book. And that's all I'm going to say because to say any more would spoil it.
  4. Moonwalking with Einstein by Josh Foer: a little to Malcolm Gladwell-esque for me to give it a full endorsement, but enjoyable enough. Editors of the audiobook failed to notice when the reader rendered "causality" as "casualty" and "genuineness" as "geniusness".
  5. The Life We Bury by Allen Eskins: An engaging suspense story with a hero who makes ludicrously bad decisions. Ends with a Horatio Algeresque flair provoking some serious eye-rolling. Audiobook version is read by a very convincing actor.
  6. Under the Skin by Michael Faber: Profoundly weird and wonderful.