"A Monster Calls" is a beautiful book. The film is good as well, but as is often the case, I preferred the book. It's supposedly a book for teenagers or "young adults" but I'm not sure if I agree. I would have loved to have read it when I was 13, but I'm not sure every 13 year old is prepared to read this emotionally intense sort of stuff. For me it's very easy to relate to the story - a young boy whose mother has cancer - because my mum had cancer at around the same time in my life.
This year I've also read "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency" and it was hilarious. Douglas Adams is one of my favourite writers of all time.
Now I'm currently reading "The Gunslinger", the first book of Stephen King's "Dark Tower" series. I'm halfway through the book and though I'm enjoying the style, I still don't understand much. Still a long way to go in the series (7 books in total if I'm not mistaken) so a lot to happen yet.