Daydreams of Angels – Heather O’Neill (Harper Collins, 2015)
Transatlantic – Colum McCann (Harper Perennial, 2013)
The Humans – Matt Haig (Harper Collins, 2013)
Fifteen Dogs – André Alexis (Coach House Books, 2015)
A God in Ruins – Kate Atkinson (Doubleday Canada, 2015)
Thirteen Ways of Looking – Colum McCann (Harper Collins, 2015)
The Company She Keeps – Mary McCarthy (Penguin Books, 1966)
Don Quixote – Miguel de Cervantes
(2016’s going to be the year I finish Don Quixote! I’m 99% sure!)
Honour is something that a poor man can have, but not a dissolute one; poverty can cast a cloud over nobility, but cannot hide it altogether; but if virtue gives out a glimmer of light, even if only through the chinks and straits of penury, it will be valued and therefor favoured by lofty and noble spirits.
Miguel de Cervantes
Letters to Malcolm – C.S. Lewis
The great work of art was made for the sake of all it does and is, down to the curve of every wave and the flight of every insect.
The Givenness of Things – Marilynne Robinson
Music for Wartime – Rebecca Makkai