As we prepare to batten down the hatches, I've arranged a pile of books to retreat to. The pile is a work-in-progress, because there are a lot of unread books on my shelves but these are the ones I'm going to hit first and I'm REALLY hoping I won't have a chance to get through the whole lot before normal life resumes...

Dracula - Bram Stoker
Joe Country - Mick Herron
The Catch - Mick Herron
The Power Of The Dog - Don Winslow
A Place Of Greater Safety - Hilary Mantel
Entire Grant Morrison Batman run
Ninth House - Leigh Bardugo
Agency - William Gibson
Berlin Game - Len Deighton
Sherlock Holmes and The Shadwell Shadows - James Lovegrove
The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O - Neal Stephenson
The Anubis Gates - Tim Powers

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