The Animators delves deep into what makes a remarkable relationship. The devotion, the pain, the secrets, the comfort — it's all there in this one. The lives and experiences of the characters are so real and nuanced that at times I was transported to moments of my own relationships, and it really unlocked all the feelings. One of my favorite books of 2016 and all time. Recommended by Sam K.
Himself is a cross between a Tim Burton movie and an Agatha Christie story. It's dark, hilarious, and keeps you guessing. A ghostly murder mystery typically isn't on the top of my list, but Kidd is so original and dreamy, all the while keeping the emotional plot from derailing; this book is a universal gem.Recommended by Sam K.