What I’m Reading – April 18, 2016

My to-read pile has reached epic proportions, and I’m fairly certain I’d have to stop buying books for a year just to catch up, something that’s definitely not about to happen. I’m currently reading The Night Sister by Jennifer McMahon and enjoying it quite a bit.

My favorite read of 2016 so far is The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma. This book wasn’t on my radar at all until another writer mentioned it. It’s fantastic and the writing is beautiful, the sort that grabs you from the first sentence and doesn’t let go. I highly recommend it.

Here are some of the other books I’ve recently read and recommend:
The Passenger by Lisa Lutz
Eleanor by Jason Gurley
Try Not to Breathe by Holly Seddon
The Well by Catherine Chanter
Everything She Forgot by Lisa Ballantyne
The Fever by Megan Abbott
You Have Never Been Here: New and Selected Stories by Mary Rickert

With respect to my to-read pile, here are a few of the books waiting:
The Widow by Fiona Barton
What She Left Behind by Ellen Marie Wiseman
Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle
Alice by Christine Henry
The Devil You Know by Elisabeth de Mariaffi
Man With No Name by Laird Barron
Noctuidae by Scott Nicolay

Two short fiction collections that should definitely be on your radar:
Greener Pastures by Michael Wehunt (Full disclosure: I read and blurbed this one.)
The Lure of Devouring Light by Michael Griffin

And although I’m behind on my magazine reading, here is a fantastic short story from the March issue of Shimmer Magazine:  “All the Red Apples Have Withered to Gray” by Gwendolyn Kiste

Lastly, two anthologies I’m in that have recently released:
Chiral Mad 3 edited by Michael Bailey
The Mammoth Book of Cthulhu edited by Paula Guran

Hopefully you find something that catches your interest, and if you have any recommendations, please leave a comment and let me know!