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Best 12 books I've read in the last 12 months

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The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (Penguin Popular Classics)
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (Penguin Popular Classics)
"The greatest psychological thriller ever written"
The Short Day Dying
The Short Day Dying
"Heartbreaking little masterpiece of life and death, faith and futility, love and lovelessness"
The Time Traveler's Wife
The Time Traveler's Wife
"A brilliant idea - time travel and love - dazzlingly executed"
Lanark: Life in Four Books (Canongate Classics)
Lanark: Life in Four Books (Canongate Classics)
"Time travelling in this one too. Half memoir half fantasy"
Omnibus (Penguin Crime Fiction)
Omnibus (Penguin Crime Fiction)
"Wonderfully surreal detective stories, written in the 40s"
Opening Skinner's Box: Great Psychological Experiments of the Twentieth Century
Opening Skinner's Box: Great Psychological Experiments of the Twentieth Century
"Everything you wanted to know about psychology, but were too afraid to ask"
Fear and Trembling
Fear and Trembling
"Perfect little black comedy of manners set in a Japanese corporation"
The Republic of Trees
The Republic of Trees
"Starts off Enid Blyton with sex, ends up Marquis de Sade in a forest. Strange and compelling"
White Noise (Picador Books)
White Noise (Picador Books)
"An X-ray of the American soul, circa 1984. Very dark and very funny"
The Book of Sand and Shakespeare's Memory (Penguin Modern Classics)
The Book of Sand and Shakespeare's Memory (Penguin Modern Classics)
"Borges's last, saddest and simplest  collection. Worth getting for the glorious 'Shakespeare's Memory' alone"
A Place of Greater Safety
A Place of Greater Safety
"Brilliantly compelling fictional account of Danton, Robespierre, 1789 and all that"
The Vintage Book of Amnesia (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)
The Vintage Book of Amnesia (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)
"So what's it about? Oh... I forget"