Bossypants by Tina Fey (Sphere)
Tina Fey’s autobiography is the funniest book I’ve ever read. She writes about her childhood, her time as a member of famous improv group The Second City and what it was like being the first female head writer at Saturday Night Live. Highlights of the book include her responses to critics, including “To say I’m an overrated troll, when you have never even seen me guard a bridge, is patently unfair.”
The Ocean Full of Bowling Balls by J.D. Salinger
This hasn’t technically been published yet but it’s still available online. The Ocean Full of Bowling Balls was originally supposed to be published in the 1940s but Salinger pulled out at the last minute. The story includes a letter sent from Catcher in the Rye protagonist Holden Caulfield to his younger brother, who is dead in the original novel.
The Neverending Story by Michael Ende (Puffin)
The book is a lot better than the film, which Michael Ende reportedly hated. It was the first proper book I read as a child and I still absolutely love it now. It’s so underrated, which is a shame because it’s my favourite children’s fantasy novel.