It’s the end of the year and time to talk about how it went, what’s worth reading, what could end up on your holiday gift lists, and what could be avoided. To kick off Coode Street’s end of year coverage, this week Roundtablers James Bradley and Ian Mond join Gary and Jonathan to discuss books they’ve loved during the year and would recommend to you, if you’re looking for some great reading.

To help you chase down the books, our lists are below:

James’s List

  • The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead
  • Hold, Kirsten Tranter
  • Children of Earth and Sky, Guy Gavriel Kay
  • Vision, Tom King, Gabriel Hernandez Walta & Mike de Mundo
  • Barkskins, Annie Proulx
  • Goldenhand, Garth Nix
  • Into Everywhere, Paul McAuley
  • Company Town, Madeleine Ashby
  • Children of the New World, Alexander Weinstein
  • Version Control, Dexter Palmer
  • Europe in Winter, Dave Hutchinson

Ian’s List

  • Underground Airlines, Ben H. Winters
  • The Sudden Appearance of Hope, Claire North
  • Lovecraft Country, Matt Ruff
  • Vigil, Angela Slatter
  • I Am Providence, Nick Mamatas
  • My Best Friend's Exorcism, Grady Hendrix
  • What is Not Yours is Not Yours, Helen Oyeyemi
  • Martin John, Anakana Schofield
  • Solar Bones, Mike McCormack
  • The Obelisk Gate, N K Jemisin

Jonathan’s List

  • Revenger, Alastair Reynolds
  • Goldenhand, Garth Nix
  • Children of Earth and Sky, Guy Gavriel Kay
  • Bloom County XII: A New Hope, Berkeley Breathed
  • Lovecraft Country, Matt Ruff

Gary’s List

  • The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead
  • Revenger, Alastair Reynolds
  • Children of Earth and Sky, Guy Gavriel Kay
  • Central Station, Lavie Tidhar
  • The Dream Quest of Vellitt Boe, Kij Johnson
  • The Gradual, Christoper Priest
  • The Ballad of Black Tom, Victor LaValle

As always, our thanks to James and Ian, and we hope you enjoy the episode.

 

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