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Animals is the irreverant, raucous story of best friends Laura and Tyler. A heady combination of witty observations and poignant philosophising about life, love and friendship, this is one of my books of the year so far.

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Luisa is a nineteen year old stuck in tedious job, living at home, no boyfriend, no real friends. The life she should have had seems to have been taken to another dimension and she is living one that isn’t hers.

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Danny Wallace consistently comes up with small and seemingly simple challenges which result in the discovery of a more fulfilling and experiential approach to life.

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Since his retirement Doc has given up on healthy eating and taken up smoking again. His eyesight’s not what it was, but he’s content to live quietly. When his first love, Nancy, gets in touch things start to change. He made her a promise years earlier and needs to know if he will keep it.

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Esther Goldfaden is a Holocaust survivor and now lives out her days in New York, a city that has given her a whole new life, with her daughter Rosalind and her husband Frank and her granddaughters, Natasha and Rachel.

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On first impression this, Scardoti's second novel, is a tale that slots into the chick lit genre - girl meets boy and they have to overcome an impediment to their romance.

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Susan wants a new husband: "But not instead of, Alan – no… As well as". She has decided that the best way to provide financial stability for herself and her family – and emotional contentment for her husband – is to get another one.

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Jenni is a talented ghostwriter helping others tease out and organise their memories for publication. She is skilled at uncovering the past, leading her subjects though difficult areas and weaving all into a readable narrative.

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Since the 2012 blockbuster that was Me Before You, author Jojo Moyes has enjoyed the intense expectation and speculation worthy of her up and coming family drama; The One Plus One.

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Anita Shreve's intense psychological drama The Lives of Stella Bain is replete with questions of identity, memory and the discovery of beauty in unlikely places.

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