No-spoiler book reviews, because I hate spoilers.
by LMG WIlson
Candide, or Optimism
The novel is about Candide, an extreme optimist who, along the journey, has his optimism worn down, until him and his friends find satisfaction in a simpler life.
All My Friends are Superheroes
by Andrew Kaufman
This is a novella about overcoming traps that other people set.
The Elegance of the Hedgehog
by Muriel Barbery
It’s a story of a protagonist who works in the hospitality industry. At her job, she goes about observing people and making snide comments about society.
by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
The novel follows the life events of a fictional veteran who never actually got to fight in World War II, as he was shortly captured and turned into a prisoner. Unlike a traditional plot, Slaughterhouse-Five resembles a memoir format.
Dr. Mütter's Marvels
by Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz
The biography of a surgeon in pre-civil war America.
Convenience Store Woman
by Sayaka Murata
A novel that explores what it means to have an atypical relationship to work.
Door to Door
by Edward Humes
A book about transportation and the movement of goods in American logistics.
The Good Thief
by Hannah Tinti
A one-handed orphan gets adopted, beginning a wild romp through the streets of New England.
The Poppy War
by 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
by Jordan Krall
A collection of horror short stories, from small scares to the cosmic, featuring urban sprawl and incongruous elements.