The Road by Cormac McCarthy
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Set in a post apocalyptic world where the only living things left are humans scavenging for whatever food they can find in abandoned buildings and towns or preying on their fellow survivors. Through this bleak world The Man and The Boy journey towards the coast.
I began this because when I had a few spare minutes picking the kids up and was enthralled from the start, so much so that I ditched the todo list when I got home and devoured it greedily. McCarthy's spare prose is mesmerising, bleak, beautiful and devastating. I'm sure this will be in my top ten books this year, a must read.