I haven't posted in a while, so in an effort to get more regular about that, I'm going to share edited and annotated versions of some of the reading lists I curate on LibraryThing. Making reading lists is one of my fave things to do, next to reading itself. I enjoy books with a strong … Continue reading Around the World in Horror Reading List
About two years ago, I discovered Valancourt Books, which reissues out-of-print horror, generally from the 1970s and early 1980s, in really attractive slim trade paperbacks. My latest read from them was Elizabeth by Ken Greenhall (originally published under the pseudonym Jessica Hamilton). What a disturbing little book about a 14-year-girl who seems to be a complete sociopath … Continue reading Golden Ages of Horror: Reading Elizabeth
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 … Continue reading Reading April 2018: The Gone World and more
Autumn is my favorite time of year. The crisp weather, the leaves turning, the light getting slantier--this is the perfect time to settle in with a spooky story, which happens to be my favorite kind of story. And even though Halloween is tomorrow, it's not too late to get your spook on. Here are few … Continue reading Halloween Reading
I've been reading a lot of horror this year. More than I usually do, which was already a large amount. I've been feeling the need for extreme escapism. And despite the truism that good horror reflects current societal fears, I still find it very escapist. Recently, I shared this article from Tor about women characters in … Continue reading Why read horror?
In a small town somewhere in America, when the children reach adolescence, they breach. On the nights of the full moon, they give in fully to instinct and run wild and naked in the streets. Everyone else stays indoors. There is sex, there is violence; anything can happen, and almost everything is allowed. Lumen Fowler, … Continue reading Recommended Reading: When We Were Animals
October always gets me in the mood to give myself the creeps. I've been behind in posting book recommendations lately, so here are three recs for the price of one, all guaranteed to make you shiver. First up is The Three by South African writer Sarah Lotz. Four planes crash simultaneously in different parts of the world, three … Continue reading Recommended Reading: Three creepy reads for October