If You Liked… Station Eleven

Station Eleven

A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
The Passage by Justine Cronin
Z for Zachariah by Robert C. O’Brien
After the Plague by T. C. Boyle
In the Heart of the Valley of Love by Cynthia Kadahota
Into the Forest by Jean Hegland
The Dog Stars by Peter Heller
The Chimes by Anna Smaill
California by Edan Lepucki
A Wrong Turn At the Office of Unmade Lists by Jane Rawson
Clade by James Bradley

 

Book Review: Among Others by Jo Walton

Among Others by Jo Walton
(Inter Library Loan from Public Library)

Among Others was recommended by a friend of a friend, and when I finally got round to reading it it turned out to be one of those books that I felt had been grown in a lab, just for me.  It’s a love letter to reading, set in rural England and Wales in the 1970’s, with just enough fantasy beneath the surface to intrigue me, without needing me to suspend disbelief.

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If you enjoy books about reading, rural settings and a hint of urban or contemporary fantasy, you might enjoy these other reads:

Tam Lin by Pamela Dean
Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Ysabel by Guy Gavriel Kay
Trader by Charles De Lint
The Wood Wife by Terri Windling

If You Liked… The Rosie Project

Rosie Project

 

Bellwether by Connie Willis
Bet Me by Jennifer Cruisie
Resistance is Futile by Jenny T Colgan
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
How to Tell Toledo From the Night Sky by Lydia Netzer
The Last Letter By Your Lover by Jojo Moyes
Landline by Rainbow Rowell
One Day by David Nicholls
Us by David Nicholls
Wanting What You Get by Kathy Love
A Hard Day’s Knight by Katie MacAlister
Something Missing by Matthew Dicks
Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple
How to Talk to a Widower by Jonathan Troppe
Good on Paper by Rachel Cantor