The normal world has no room for exceptions. Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata is a compelling read about the struggles of a socially awkward individual to conform to the rules of the society.
I am quite a moody reader. My next pick depends on what piques my interest. Here is a list of books I enjoyed reading this year. They range from fiction to fantasy to short stories. And quite a few translated works.
No Presents Please came highly recommended and I was looking forward to reading the book. It definitely did not disappoint. This is not the kind of a book that you can read in one go.