What I’m Reading – July 30, 2016

I’ve added several books to my Favorite Reads of 2016 list and have quite a few in the to-read queue that I suspect will be added.

I’m Thinking of End Things by Iain Reid – This is one of those books best read without knowing anything going into it, other than it’s a dark, psychological thriller.

Security by Gina Wohlsdorf – Another twisty thriller and another best to read without knowing too much.

Alice and Red Queen by Christina Henry – The first book was published in 2015 but it completely fell off my radar. It’s a very dark re-imagining of Alice in Wonderland and while I didn’t like the second book quite as much as the first, I’ll definitely read more in the series.

End of Watch by Stephen King – An excellent finale to the Bill Hodges trilogy.

Disappearance at Devil’s Rock by Paul Tremblay – A thriller that will keep you guessing and break your heart.

Pressure by Brian Keene – If you like Michael Crichton or Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, this thriller will be right up your alley.

Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones – A gripping, often humorous story part-coming-of-age, part-werewolf lore.

I’m currently reading The Last One by Alexandra Oliva, a novel part-thriller and part-apocalyptic, and enjoying it a lot. On deck are The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware and Good as Gone by Amy Gentry, both thrillers that I’ve heard great things about. And I’m anxiously waiting for All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda and The Darkest Secret by Alex Marwood to arrive in the mail.

And lastly, I’ve not been reading much short fiction lately, but I highly recommend “Postcards from Natalie” by Carrie Laben, available to read free online in The Dark.