Cornerstone: The King by Michael Paul

Cornerstone: The King by Michael Paul – Michael Paul’s book is full of characters, has family secrets and has a clearly driven plot but for me, lacked a certain something

Grief has Teeth by Louise Baxter

Grief has Teeth by Louise Baxter – A very powerful and moving collection of poetry and prose, charting and describing the author’s own experiences with grief’s many faces

The Dead of False Creek by Sarah M. Stephen

The Dead of False Creek by Sarah M. Stephen – Late twentieth century detective meets the present day in this quirky and enjoyable murder mystery

The Ice-Cream Makers by Ernest van der Kwast

The Ice- Cream Makers by Ernest van der Kwast – The story of two brothers in a family of Italian ice-cream makers is full of family tradition, the binds of familial expectation, and poetry

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 Employees by Olga Ravn

The Employees by Olga Ravn – A little weird, this novel develops through multiple narratives, like viewing the story through a series of veils, slowly being lifted

The First Phone Call From Heaven by Mitch Albom

The First Phone Call From Heaven by Mitch Albom – A book which centres around select members of a small Michigan town who receive phone calls from the people they miss the most, from Heaven