- Agatha Christie – An Then There Were None
I found myself reading this book after watching the recent TV adaptation on the BBC – I found book the extemely compelling with slight differances to the adaptation which added to the tension. The murders really are ingenius and the ending unexpected – a great read for crime and murder novel enthusiasts!
2. Sophie Hannah, Agatha Christie – The Monogram Murders
A brand new case for Poirot set in 1920s London, a diabolically clever puzzle that will test his brilliant skills and baffle and delight longtime Christie fans and new generations of readers discovering him for the first time.
3. Ransom Riggs – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
The first in a trilogy of books sees Jacob, main protaganist who, following a horrific family tragedy, follows clues that take him to an abandoned orphanage on a Welsh island. The story is told through a combination of narrative and vernacular photographs from the personal archives of collectors listed by the author. The next two books are also a must read!
4. Jay Asher – Thirteen Reasons Why
Clay Jensen, a high school student, finds audio tapes, recorded by deceased classmate Hannah Baker, who commited suicide. Through the course of the 13 tapes, we as readers discover what lead Hannah to suicide and the many different people involved – a very thought provoking book.
5. Stephen Chbosky – The Perks of Being a Wallflower
A coming of age story through the eyes of Charlie, who describes his experiences in a series of letters to an anoymous stranger. Real world issues and topics are picked up on & the film portrays this also.