They Walked Like Men, by Clifford D. Simak (1962)
I always love Vintage Sci-Fi January, and I jumped right in with a nice Simak title that has been on the shelf for years. It turned out to be a really fun read! This is a great one. (Then I took about a week off blogging for no reason except that I was finishing a quilt and cleaning a lot! I'm now on my fourth vintage SF read.)
Parker Graves, a newspaper reporter, comes home one night a bit tipsy, but that saves his life when he spots a strange trap in front of his door. Then the trap melts and rolls away. When more odd things happen around town -- most especially, there's a sudden massive housing shortage -- he realizes that an alien invasion is under way. Who will believe him? And why do the aliens look like....bowling balls?
It's just a funny, well written story that perpetrates an impossible situation, so I was really wondering how it could be solved. And the aliens believe that they are doing their takeover in a perfectly legal and businesslike manner, which is a fun take on the alien invasion theme. I recommend this one.