Pile by the Bed reviews Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth, a page-turning modern fantasy anchored around a flawed heroine that blows up common fantasy conventions and tropes.
Pile by the Bed reviews The End of October by Lawrence Wright – a fictionalised account of a deadly, highly contagious, global pandemic that hits close to home
Pile by the Bed reviews Goldilocks by Laura Lam, a philosophical, humanist science fiction thriller with a little bit of fairytale at its core.
Pile by the Bed reviews How Much of These Hills Is Gold the debut novel by C Pam Zhang which gives a new perspective on the American gold rush and the myths of the West which challenges views of race, gender and class.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Glass Hotel by Emily St John Mandel which explores the impact of the global financial crisis on a range of disparate characters.
Pile by the Bed reviews Saint X the debut novel by Alexis Schaitkin which uses the crime genre to explore the impact of a tragedy.
Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends The City We Became by NK Jemisin an urban fantasy that celebrates New York and establishes the basis for a fascinating new series.
Pile by the Bed reviews Mountain Road, Late at Night by Alan Rossi, a debut novel that intimately explores the aftermath of a terrible accident.
Pile by the Bed reviews Amnesty, the new book by Booker Prize winner Aravind Adiga, a morality play featuring an illegal Sri Lankan refugee in Sydney
Pile by the Bed reviews Sixteenth Watch by Myke Cole – military science fiction set on the moon.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Holdout by Graham Moore – a twisted thriller that builds off a ten year old jury trial in which one juror convinced the others to acquit.
Pile by the Bed reviews Deep State by Chris Hauty an American political thriller in which dark forces seek to overthrow the presidency
Pile by the Bed reviews Hi Five by Joe Ide, the fourth book in his IQ crime fiction series set in Los Angeles.
Pile by the Bed reviews Agency by futurist William Gibson which imagines a slightly different present.
Pile by the Bed reviews Into the Fire by Gregg Hurwitz, the fifth book in his page-turning Orphan X series of thrillers.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Siberian Dilemma by Martin Cruz Smith, the ninth of his Arkady Renko novels, a series which started with Gorky Park.
Pile By the Bed reviews American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins, a page-turning thriller that tries to consider the human dimension of the American illegal immigration issue.
Pile by the Bed reviews Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi, the second book in her hit YA Legacy of Orisha series and finds it a worthy follow up to Children of Blood and Bone
Pile by the Bed reviews Storm of Locusts by Rebecca Roanhorse (The Sixth World #2) – the Navajo-inspired fantasy follow up to her award winning debut Trail of Lightning.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Future of Another Timeline by Analee Newitz – a mind bending time travel tale with a social conscience