New year usually also means looking back on the one that just went by, assessing accomplishments, opportunities, misses, and culturally speaking, what resonated the most (well at least I do).

The list below includes a series of books I enjoyed reading, from an eclectic array of authors.

Hope this gives some ideas on what to read next (artwork illustrated below belongs to their authors and publishers).

Sophie MackIntosh, The Water Cure
Donald Ray Pollock, The Devil All the Time
Fiona Mozley, Elmet
Rachel Joyce, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
Zoe Heller, Notes on a Scandal
Patrick DeWitt, The Sisters Brothers
Kate Grenville, The Secret River
Sebastian Barry, A Long Long Way
Mohsin Hamid, The Reluctant Fundamentalist
Woody Allen, Apropos of Nothing
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Heat and Dust
Lisa Moore, February