• Brewer’s Rogues, Villains, and Eccentrics by William Donaldson
  • Superintelligence by Nick Bostrom
  • Doing Good Better by Will MacAskill
  • Penguin Book of Japanese Verse
  • New Year Letter by WH Auden
  • The Nice and the Good by Iris Murdoch
  • Behind the Wall by Colin Thubron
  • The View From the Ground by Martha Gellhorn
  • I Think You’ll Find It’s a Bit More Complicated Than That by Ben Goldacre
  • Critical Mass by Philip Ball
  • Intelligence by Stuart Ritchie
  • Plato at the Googleplex by Rebecca Goldstein
  • Herzog on Herzog by Werner Herzog
  • Keeping On Keeping On by Alan Bennett

Worst book: The Bald Prima Donna


Films / TV

  • Toni Erdmann
  • La La Land
  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople

  • The Young Pope
  • Planet Earth II


  • Critics,
  • One-Way Glass,
  • I Saw Your Hair Between the Trees,
  • Chifundo,
  • Let the Mystery Be,
  • If I Think of Love,
  • Saponkanikan,
  • Oro mo Bhaidin,
  • Solanin
  • Ray Lynch