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Time and Again
Jack Finney
This is How You Die: Stories of the Inscrutable, Infallible, Inescapable Machine of Death
Ryan North, Matthew Bennardo, David Malki, Nathan Burgoine, Toby W. Rush, Rhiannon Kelly, Ryan Estrada, George Page III, Chandler Kaiden, Tom Francis, Grace Seybold, D.L.E. Roger, Daliso Chaponda, John Takis, Ada Hoffmann, Rebecca Black, Karen Stay Ahlstrom, Gord Sellar, M
Doctor Who: The Clockwise Man - Justin Richards This is the first novel of the new Doctor Who series, featuring the Ninth doctor and Rose Tyler.

I enjoyed this in the beginning, with its unique setting (London in the 1920s and feeling a little steampunky), the clockwork men (shades of The Girl in the Fireplace), and fun "political" intrigue, but I felt it fell flat about halfway through. Originally the Doctor and Rose are well-portrayed with decent dialogue, but everyone seems the same in the latter half, particularly the long and boring climax. I didn't really like the reason for the Tardis being inaccessible or the Doctor's weird feelings about his jacket.