Did you know Goodreads does not count short stories in the yearly reading challenge? Neither did I. Sigh. Oh well.
I read two seriously good shorts on Thursday.
1. The Last Rung on the Ladder by Stephen King
2. Repent, Jessie Shimmer! by Lucy A Snyder
Earlier in the week I read Primitive by J.F. Gonzalez. It was the first thing I’ve read by that author. Not at all what I expected. It’s horror, but done well and very suspenseful. Very thought provoking. I will definitely read more of his work.
I also read Gwendy’s Button Box by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar. Wow! What a book. So subtle the intensity snuck up on me, honestly not really hitting me until the end.
Saturday and Sunday I read Chills by Mary SanGiovanni. It’s supernatural horror and suspense. I enjoyed the story very much. But what I most enjoyed is Ms. SanGiovanni’s ability to bring characters to life and to make me care about them. And, her ability to pull me so deeply into the story that I can feel it.
I read several authors for the first time this week that I will definitely read again.
1. Richard Chizmar
2. Lucy A Snyder
3. Mary SanGiovanni
4. J.F. Gonzalez
What have you read in the past week? What have you loved? What not so much? Any new-to-you authors that you can’t wait to read more of? A new genre you’ve discovered you like? Did anything surprise you? Move you?