No-spoiler book reviews, because I hate spoilers.
Convenience Store Woman
A novel that explores what it means to have an atypical relationship to work.
Door to Door
A book about transportation and the movement of goods in American logistics.
The Good Thief
A one-handed orphan gets adopted, beginning a wild romp through the streets of New England.
The Poppy War
R. F. Kuang
A peasant girl enrolls into a competitive military school and learns secret techniques to fight in an upcoming war.
Nightmares from a Lovecraftian Mind
A collection of horror short stories, from small scares to the cosmic, featuring urban sprawl and incongruous elements.
The narrator comes off as schizoid, and his personality becomes his undoing.
A Clockwork Orange
As a short novel about the worst kind of juvenile delinquent, it explores an intriguing “what if” regarding crime, treatment and punishment.
Three Parts Dead
This is a book about investigating the murder of a god, where necromancy has become formalized under legal procedures.
The Throne of Bones
This is a collection of horror vignettes that link together. I found the last story to be more in-line with a traditional fantasy plot, but the rest are unique in concept and execution.
An Anonymous Girl
Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen
The premise of this book is intriguing: a woman participates in a university study on morality, and the researcher has an agenda.
How to Steal a Dog
This is a middle grade book that I reread as an adult. I actually cried as I noticed things I don’t remember when I had read it as a kid, especially with the protagonist arguing at her mother and demanding things in her childish ignorance.