Here we are almost at the end of April already, so I’m declaring my favorite book of the month to be The Gone World by Tom Sweterlitsch. I received this book in a mystery box and had no idea what it was about. I discovered a complex and unique story combining elements of time travel, multiverse, police procedural, conspiracy, and horror, with a compelling and realistic female protagonist. A great discovery I probably wouldn’t have picked up otherwise. And it has a gorgeous cover!
Honorable mentions go to Dark Matter by Michelle Paver, a ghost story set in Antarctica, and All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai, a twist on the time-travel story. And of course I must mention the sheer delight that is Norse Mythology, especially if you listen to the audiobook read by the author, Neil Gaiman, who is often quite funny. Even if you get the audiobook, you’ll want a print copy for its beautiful cover as well.