I'm always fascinated to know what other people are reading, and like many authors I usually have several books on the go at once. In fact, I get palpitations if I don't!
My tastes vary enormously, sometimes depending on what stage in the writing process I'm at myself... If I'm writing a first draft I try to steer clear of books which are in the same genre as my own, so I'll go for a nice juicy thriller instead. But if I'm editing then pretty much anything goes! The selection here is just a small sample of what I've been reading over recent weeks.
Never Look Back by Mary Burton
A Man With One of Those faces by Caimh McDonnell
The Murder game by Rachel Abbott
One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson
The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths
The Raw Shark Texts by Steven Hall
The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz
Crooked heart by Lissa Evans
Case histories by Anthony Horowitz
Figuring by Maria Popover
False Value by Ben Aaronovitch
A Dozen Second Chances by Kate Field
The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Levels by Helen Pendry
Restless by William Boyd
Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield
The Binding by Bridget Collins
Overstory by Richard Powers
Timbuktu by Paul Auster
Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz
Brazzaville Beach by William Boyd
The Silent Wife by Kerry Fisher
Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell
Life: An Exploded Diagram by Mal Peet
Rotherweird by Andrew Caldecott
Mr Vertigo by Paul Auster
Mr Godley's Phantom by Mal Peet
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
The Man I Fell In Love With by Kate Field
Lies Sleeping by Ben Aaronovitch
A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings by Helen Jukes
The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Letters To a Beekeeper by Alys Fowler and Steve Benbow
The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce
Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Rivers Of London by Ben Aaronovitch
Stoner by John Williams
The Wisdom of Trees by Max Adams.
Forgive Me Not by Samantha Tonge.
Consolations by David Whyte.
Keep You Safe by Rona Halsall.
The Ballad of Lee Cotton by Christopher Wilson