Looking through my shelves and my Goodreads lists, these are some of the books that first jumped out at me for Outlandish Lit's March #Weirdathon. Haven't heard of this freaking amazing event yet? Julianne describes it this way:
Read as many weird books as you can during March! You can set your goal low or high, it's completely self-directed. To help you along, there will be achievements to give you more giveaway entries. Every week there will be an optional link-up for your progress.
What counts as weird? Anything that's weird to you. Maybe that's aliens. But for others maybe it's bizarro fiction written in a created dialect starring a talking fruit.
Do you see this? ACHIEVEMENTS to unlock! Gawd, I love gamification. Without further ado, here's my #Weirdathon potentials pool. I should probably also mention....all #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks contenders!
- Angelology by Danielle Trussoni because angels are something I don't usually read about.
- The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell because I don't think it gets weirder than David Mitchell.
- Pretty Monsters by Kelly Link because these stories are wonderfully weird (I've read two).
- Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson because high fantasy is something I don't read very often.
- Hell House by Richard Matheson because I loved the weirdness of I Am Legend.
- Dietland by Sarai Walker because Dietland?
- Sad Robot Stories by Mason Johnson because the publisher's tagline is "Daring Writers. Exquisite Books."
- The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins because "Gone Girl" comparisons don't always flip my switch.
- The Death of Bees by Lisa O'Donnell because I need to know what comes after that first line.
- Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls by Alissa Nutting because I'm giving this whacked-out shit another chance.
- A Rogue By Any Other Name by Sarah MacLean because romance is outside my wheelhouse.
- The Thing About Great White Sharks by Rebecca Adams Wright because short stories with a crazy cover.
Dedication #1: Dead Stock by Michael Coast, Bill Jemas, Mike Soviero, et al because the cover is GROSS CRAZY.
The Fade Out Volume 1 by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips because noir is usually not my jam.
Pressure/Sensitivity Volume 1: An Awesome Comics Anthology by various creators because anthology and the chances for weirdness skyrocket.
What are youuuuuu looking forward to during #Weirdathon?