In this wry take on the post-apocalyptic horror novel, a pandemic has devastated the planet. The plague has sorted humanity into two types: the uninfected and the infected, the living and the living dead. Colson Whitehead, Zone One
This Dark Earth by John Hornor Jacobs - THIS DARK EARTH is a book about zombies that arguably has absolutely nothing to do with zombies. That’s a damn nifty trick, and it’s one author John Hornor Jacobs pulls off with ridiculously impressive ease.
Eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, is propelled into a mystery when a man is found murdered on the grounds of her family's decaying English mansion and Flavia's father becomes the main suspect.
Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin Set in the century and modern Manhattan, this epic NYC fantasy goes back and forth to tell the story of the love that blossoms between a middle-aged thief and a young wealthy girl who is dying.
NW by Zadie Smith - NW is Smith's long-awaited novel, which focuses on four characters who grew up in the same impoverished housing complex in England. Their lives clash in instances dealing with race, gender, and class.