The paper menagerie and other stories by Ken Liu
A short story collection which ranges from scifi to fantasy, a lot of them with a touch of chinese culture and mythology.
Like in any short story collection some stories are better than others, but the overall quality is fairly high i think. Some of the themes and ideas one has already seen somewhere else, but it's pretty hard to be fully original these days so i give him a pass on that one.
Salem's lot by Stephen King
Wanted something which will be read rather fast and king surely fits that quite well. 150 pages in atm, liked the buildup so far, seems to be one of the better king novels as far as i can tell atm. Hopefully the ending will deliver, something he usually doesn't get right.
After i am done with king i will either start with some pynchon or nabokov, still not entirely sure what to choose though.