Miss Graham's Cold War Cookbook is a rich, interesting and devastating book to savour.
Paris Savages is interesting, vivid and heartbreaking.
The Sin Eater features an amazing premise, an immersive world and a brave heroine drawn into a courtly intrigue.
Tennis Lessons is funny, relateable and comforting.
The Secret of Creek Cottage is a tense, atmospheric and fascinating ghost story.
The Collector is a tense and fascinating crime novel with a well-rounded main character.
In which I do battle with Doris Lessing
Mostly Dead Things is a tender, visceral and darkly humorous story of a family's recovery from grief.
A Cosmology of Monsters is spooky and sad and wonderful.
The Miseducation of Evie Epworth is a funny, heartwarming and moving coming-of-age story that vividly portrays the '60s without idealising them.