All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

An unusual book with the themes of war and family following the lives of two main young characters: a blind French girl and a German soldier

Piranesi by Susanna Clarke

Piranesi by Susanna Clarke – Surprisingly good read from Susanna Clarke, which is an imaginative tour de force of otherworldliness, magic & the ruthlessness of ambition

The Flying Man by Etienne Bijnens

A beautifully and intelligently composed novel about loss, regret and guilt interspersed with philosophical leanings and literary suggestion

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Other Jazz Age Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald

These tales are a mixture of the absurd with the flighty, all told with a vibrant voice, some with humour and a lot with a tinge of darkness

The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel

Yann Martel’s book is surreal at times, but profoundly moving. I loved The High Mountains of Portugal and can’t recommend it enough.