I finished Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King and loved it (which means that I'm eagerly anticipating book 2 - hurry up, King!). Which means that I needed something new to read. I wanted something different from King and decided that shorts would be perfect. So, I decided on the following two books:
The Opposite of Loneliness is a combination of short stories and essays. I'm in the middle of the fiction section and getting inspired. I just love how accessible Keegan's writing feels to me - its completely relatable on so many levels. I'm really enjoying the book. As for Novak's stories - they are smart, funny, and unpredictable. Some are a few sentences long and others go on for pages. They each offer something unique and special in their own way. His work is making me more aware of the concept of novelty and I am loving it. I don't normally read two books at the same time, but have to admit that its rather refreshing. The morning is devoted to Keegan's words, whilst I go to bed reading Novak's, One More Thing.
Anyhow, just wanted to share what I was reading. What about you? What's on your nightstand?