Sushi and Beyond by Michael Booth

Service Included by Phoebe Damrosch

Chasm City by Alastair Reynolds

Absolution Gap by Alastair Reynolds

Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood

Will Write for Food by Dianne Jacob

Stalin’s Ghost by Martin Cruz Smith

River Town by Peter Hessler

Galactic North by Alastair Reynolds

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

Post Captain by Patrick O’Brian

Heat by Bill Buford

Garlic and Sapphires by Ruth Reichl

Anathem by Neal Stephenson

Master and Commander by Patrick O’Brian

Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson

Cosmonaut Keep by Ken MacLeod

The Portrait by Iain Pears

Spook Country by William Gibson

Century Rain by Alastair Reynolds

Redemption Ark by Alastair Reynolds

Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds

Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson

Remainder by Tom McCarthy

The Ladies of Grace Adieu by Susanna Clarke

The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood

Imperium by Robert Harris

The Interpretation of Murder by Jed Rubenstein

The United States of Arugula by David Kamp

I Lick My Cheese by Oonagh O’Hagan

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers

Starter for 10 by David Nicholls

Babel-17 by Samuel R. Delaney

Music and Silence by Rose Tremain

The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood

The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell

A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

The Comfort of Strangers by Ian McEwan

Pattern Recognition by William Gibson

Look to Windward by Iain M. Banks

Inversions by Iain M. Banks

Excession by Iain M. Banks

Feersum Endjinn by Iain M. Banks

Born to Kvetch: Yiddish Language and Culture in All Its Moods by Michael Wex

The Decipherment of Linear B by John Chadwick

The Fifth Child by Doris Lessing

The Innocent by Ian McEwan

Amsterdam by Ian McEwan

The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood

Archangel by Robert Harris

Watchmen by Alan Moore

The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain

Saturday by Ian McEwan

Wolves Eat Dogs by Martin Cruz Smith

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke

Against a Dark Background by Iain M. Banks

The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana by Umberto Eco

The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene

The Code Book by Simon Singh

Use of Weapons by Iain M. Banks

The Player of Games by Iain M. Banks

Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks

The Algebraist by Iain M. Banks

Mouse or Rat: Translation as Negotiation by Umberto Eco

Der Vorleser by Bernhard Schlink

The Dream of Scipio by Iain Pears

Divided Kingdom by Rupert Thomson

Ingenious Pain by Andrew Miller

Under the Black Flag by David Cordingly

The Baroque Cycle by Neal Stephenson

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

Pompeii by Robert Harris

Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood

The Earthsea Trilogy by Ursula K. Le Guin

London: The Biography by Peter Ackroyd

The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester

Pattern Recognition by William Gibson

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

The Power of Babel by John McWhorter

Enduring Love by Ian McEwan

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

Baudolino by Umberto Eco

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

Salamander by Thomas Wharton

The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

The Mechanical Turk by Tom Standage

Atonement by Ian McEwan

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

The Child that Books Built by Francis Spufford

Serendipities: Language and Lunacy by Umberto Eco

Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson

The Silver Branch: A Novel of the Keltiad by Patricia Kennealy

Black House by Stephen King and Peter Straub

In the Wake of the Plague by Norman F. Cantor

Headlong by Michael Frayn

Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser

Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson

Troublesome Things, A History of Fairies and Fairy Stories by Diane Purkiss

The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman

The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman

Northern Lights by Philip Pullman

Lempriere's Dictionary by Lawrence Norfolk