Tom-All-Alone's by Lynn Shepherd
Kay Thompson: From Funny Face to Eloise by Sam Irvin
Elijah's Mermaid by Essie Fox
I realise this is the second year in a row Essie Fox has made it into my favourites list and I make no apology for that - Elijah's Mermaid is an entrancing book. It follows Pearl, a web-toed 'mermaid' who has lived her life in a brothel and Lily and Elijah Lamb, twins who live with their grandfather. Much more than that would be spoiling it so I'll say no more. My full review can be found here.
The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan
This is an incredibly dark book centred on a group of survivors in a lifeboat whose hopes of being rescued are slim and rely on the capacity of the boat being diminished. What follows is an excellent tale relayed by an unreliable narrator. This is probably the book that stayed with me longest once I'd put it down. My full review can be read here.
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte