Posted: Dec 31, 2022 9:21 am
by Blip
First 50 here.

51. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald
52. The Whalebone Theatre by Joanna Quinn
53. Shrines of Gaiety by Kate Atkinson
54. Started Early, Took My Dog by Kate Atkinson
55. Lessons by Ian McEwan
56. Middlemarch by George Eliot
57. A Guest at the Feast by Colm Tóibín
58. Village Christmas and Other Notes on the English Year by Laurie Lee
59. Scar Tissue by Clare Morgan
60. The Women of Troy by Pat Barker
61. Becoming by Michelle Obama
62. Cunning Folk by Adam L.G. Nevill
63. A Question of Blood by Ian Rankin
64. Fleshmarket Close by Ian Rankin

This is interesting in that it rises above the genre to deliver social comment reminiscent of Dickens in its force. Rankin's targets here are racism and xenophobia alongside exploitation of would-be immigrants and of women; his anger is palpable. Much more than a whodunnit.