This list might be a little ambitious but hey, we'll give it a good go! I'm always aiming to read more & I have a pile of books sitting in my bookshelf that I've been meaning to read for ages now. There's no better time than now, right?
"What would you change if you could go back in time? In a small back alley was in Tokyo, there is a café which has been serving carefully brewed coffee for more than one hundred years. But this coffee shop; offers its customers a unique experience, the chance to travel back in time. But the journey into the past does not come without risks, customers must sit in a particular seat, they cannot leave the cafe & finally, they must return to the present before the coffee gets cold."
"For eighteen years the Hartes and the Golds have lived next door to each other, sharing everything from Chinese food to chicken pox to carpool duty - they've grown so close it seems they have always been a part of each other's lives. Parents & children alike have been best friends, so it's no surprise that in high school Chris & Emily's friendship blossoms into something more. They've been soul mates since they were born. So when midnight calls from the hospital come in, no one is ready for the appalling truth, Emily is dead from a gunshot wound to the head. There's a single unspent bullet in the gun that Chris took from his father's cabinet - a bullet that Chris tells police he intended for himself. But a local detective has doubts about the suicide pack that Chris has described."
"A fun vacation game turns destructive, exposing dark secrets, deeply buried grudges and a shocking betrayal. Four friends, four secrets and five letters. Best friends are supposed to keep your darkest secrets but the revelations Joni, Deb, Eden & Trina have shared will ripple through their lives with unforeseen consequences & things will never be the same."
"No one's ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine. Meet Eleanor Oliphant, she struggles with appropriate social skills & tend to says exactly what she's thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding unnecessary human contact, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka & phone chats with Mummy. But everything changes when Eleanore meets Raymond, the bumbling & deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she & Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen, the three rescue one another from the lives of isolation that they have been living. Ultimately, it is Raymond's big heart that will help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one. If she does, she'll learn to she too, is capable of finding friendship & even love after all."
"An impossible love story set against the backdrop of the Iraq war. A Brighter Fear will appear to everyone who loved a gathering light. This debut novel is the story of Lina, a teenage girl from Baghdad & it starts as the bombs fall in 2003. It is a love story, for a country & for a person too. There is an object that is lost, but may yet be found again."