S J Watson's Double Whammy
Debut author S J Watson's Before I Go to Sleep has been chosen for 2012's TV Book Club as well as Richard and Judy's Book Club
The bestselling novel, about a woman who loses her memory every time she goes to sleep, was chosen by the two influential book clubs as their reads of the year.
Before I Go to Sleep joins the Booker-shortlisted The Sisters Brothers and Alexander Maksik's You Deserve Nothing for the Channel 4 TV Book Club, and My Dear I Wanted to Tell You and Jojo Moyes's Me Before You on Richard and Judy's Spring Picks for 2012.
About S J Watson's thriller, Judy Finnigan said on the Book Club website: "Wow. What a creepy, disturbing, unsettling and thoroughly frightening novel this is. I loved it. So compelling is Before I Go To Sleep that I finished it in two straight readings, before and after lunch. Only good manners and the presence of guests kept me from reading it during lunch. It is one of the most arresting debut novels I have read in years."
Other titles on the list include:
Midwinter Sacrifice by Mons Kallentoft
My Dear, I Wanted to Tell You by Louisa Young
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
Yesterday's Sun by Amanda Brooke
A Cold Season by Alison Littlewood
The Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon
Channel 4 TV Book Club
The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt
The Somnambulist by Essie Fox
Into The Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes
The Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
Girl Reading by Katie Ward
The Report by Jessica Francis Kane
The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson
Half The Human Race by Anthony Quinn