This year I stayed quite nicely tucked into my reading comfort blanket of weird, atmospheric, and dark reads for the most part. I read more than one collection of short stories, and one novella, which reflects my unpredictable ebb and flow of reading ambition the past ten months: some days I couldn’t focus on reading for more than fifteen minutes, while others days I was inspired to plant myself on the couch and read all weekend. Below you’ll find my ten favorite books I read this past year: including some supernatural thrillers, weird and beautiful science fiction, horror short stories, literary fiction, and more!
Tiny Nightmares: Very Short Stories of Horror Edited by Lincoln Michel and Nadxieli Nieto
The Low, Low Woods by Carmen Maria Machado
The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones
The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel
In the House in the Dark of the Woods by Laird Hunt
The Strange Bird by Jeff Vandermeer