A note on this year’s list: I can’t organise it into months because it takes too long and I give up before the year is half done. I’m also including the books I’m reading aloud to my son that I haven’t read before, because the shared experience of reading is so wonderful and I want to record it when the book is new to me. Also Terry Pratchett is a wonderful gift to give to children.

  • Slade House by David Mitchell
  • Corby Flood by Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell
  • How to be a Public Author by Francis Plug
  • Oxygen by Andrew Miller
  • The Ocean at the End of The Lane by Neil Gaiman
  • Ottoline and the Purple Fox by Chris Riddell
  • Autumn by Ali Smith
  • Golden Hill by Francis Spufford
  • The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain
  • Truckers by Terry Pratchett
  • The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
  • The Crossing by Andrew Miller
  • Light Box by K J Orr