Ever experienced that moment where you glance along the train carriage and suddenly realise that everyone is reading the same book?
Fifty Shades of Grey was one of last year's offerings and, at one stage or another, we've had the Twilight saga, the Harry Potter series and even flirtations with non-fiction favourites such as Freakonomics.
These are the writings that can be seen popping out from battered pockets and slick handbags or found lying languorously on bedside tables across the country.
There are always going to be cult books that manage to burst into dinner party chatter and workplace gossip by the water cooler.
Wouldn't it be nice to be one step ahead of the curve? To be able to predict which books will be bursting into conversation before some snobby little smarty-pants from the next desk lets you into the secret?
Well, now you can be.
Here is our round-up of the books we will ALL be reading in 2013 - guaranteed to turn you into an all-knowing literary goddess with her finger firmly on the print pulse. Enjoy...
What's on your reading list right now?
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