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Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

For more edge-of-your-seat psychological thrillers try…

Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane for a twisty thriller that will make you question everything you think you know. 

The Good Girl by Mary Kubica for an impressive debut about an abduction and some very tangled relationships.

Before I Go to Sleep by SJ Watson for the story of a woman who wakes up every morning without knowing who she is. 

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier for a classic novel as engrossing and unnerving as Gone Girl.

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Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh

For more warts-and-all literary stories with unique voices…

How Late It Was, How Late by James Kelman for a Booker-prize winning novel set in working class Glasgow, and written in Scottish dialect.

A Visit From The Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan for more interconnected tales dealing with drugs and broken dreams, in Los Angeles and New York.

The Crow Road by Iain Banks for another cult Scottish novel mixing dark humour with violence in the story of a young man investigating a murder.

A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing by Eimear McBride for more breathless stream of consciousness style very much of it’s place.

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Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld

For more grown-up takes on boarding school fiction, try these…

St. Clare’s by Enid Blyton for a book series that will make you want to run away and join the O’ Sullivan twins at boarding school

Skippy Dies by Paul Murray for a hilarious, rambunctious story about the death of a young student at a Catholic boarding school in Dublin

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro for a beautifully rendered book that will make you think about life, mortality, and what it means to be human

The Secret History by Donna Tartt for a classic, devastatingly powerful campus novel that will stay with you for a very long time

This post was guest edited by author Louise O'Neill. Her debut novel Only Ever Yours is out now in the UK & Ireland (US April 2015). Follow her on Twitter.

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Go Book Yourself: Top 5 Posts 2014

The notes are in, here are our most popular posts of the year…

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs 3,044 notes

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell 2,330 notes

Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell 1,910 notes

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green 1,862 notes

Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen 1,401 notes

Thank you for a wonderful year, see you all in 2015!

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Go Book Ourselves: Christmas 2014 Edition

Here’s our Christmas haul…

The Sense of an Ending by Frank Kermode, a seminal work of literary criticism – Anna

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling, because I’ve never read the books! – Dan

Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle, a haunting literary meditation on loneliness and imagination – Rob

Your turn! What books did you get for Christmas?