In no particular order:

  • The Truth and Other Lies, Sascha Grango – dark thriller
  • Folk, Zoë Gilbert – dark, immersive folklore
  • The Drive, Tyler Keevil – road trip
  • The Loney, Andrew Hurley – atmospheric, suspenseful
  • Justine, Alice Thompson – sensual, gothic tale
  • The Overstory, Richard Powers – the biological story of a tree and the interconnected social story of people 
  • Women Talking, Miriam Toews – harrowing fact-based story set in Mennonite colony
  • Cat Person, Kristen Roupenian – when dates go wrong
  • Come, Let us Sing Anyway, Leone Ross – elegantly erotic and witty magic realism populated by drag queens, threesomes and headless schoolgirls
  • Her Body & Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado – gothic magic realism about women and patriarchy

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