No-spoiler book reviews, because I hate spoilers.
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.
by Albert Camus
The narrator comes off as schizoid, and his personality becomes his undoing.
A Clockwork Orange
by Anthony Burgess
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
by Max Gladstone
This is a book about investigating the murder of a god, where necromancy has become formalized under legal procedures.
The Throne of Bones
by Brian McNaughton
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.