Star Wars: Choice of One by Steve Zahn
It's already been 21 years since Timothy Zahn wrote Star Wars: Heir Of The Empire, launching his successful book series, and the good news for fans is that he's just released a new one - the tale of the Emperor's Hand, Mara Jade. The book is set in a time period in-between the first and second film, and reintroduces you to characters like Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia Organa. A must-read for any fans of the Jedi.
The Red House by Mark Haddon
From the author of The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time (one of Team Scene's all-time faves) this wonderfully woven tale focuses on eight members of a thoroughly modern family, who are on vacation in the English countryside. Richard has recently remarried, and inherited a stubborn stepdaughter, while Angela has a useless husband and three children she feels disconnected from. Told through the alternating viewpoints of each character, the book touches upon the universal issues that crop up at any family gathering.