From H.P. Lovecraft to Stephen King, horror novelists have always found a way to tap into our deepest fears and craft them into compelling, frightening, addictive reflections—and we readers can’t get enough. If October is the season for spooky, it’s also a great time to discover newer horror classics. Yes, there are still monsters under… Read More »
Tags: Andrew Pyper, Coraline, cormac mccarthy, Heart-Shaped Box, Joe Hill, Lost Girls, Mary Kubica, Max Brooks, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Neil Gaiman, Ransom Riggs, The Good Girl, the road, World War Z
Things are getting darker as Halloween creeps closer. This month we’re looking at spine-chilling covers that combine eye-catching design with eerie images fitting for Halloween.
Tags: Bram Stoker, Broken Monsters, Dracula, Edgar Allen Poe, Grady Hendrix, I Am Providence, Lauren Beukes, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Mr. Splitfoot, My Best Friend’s Exorcism, Nick Mamatas, Ransom Riggs, Rin Chupeco, Samantha Hunt, Shirley Jackson, The Girl from the Well, The Raven and Other Poems, We Have Always Lived in the Castle
As we inch our way closer and closer to the winter solstice and the shortest day of the year, it’s important to adjust our seasonal reading habits: change any lightbulbs that may have burned out in the lamps you’ll need earlier and earlier, put away the beach reads until next summer (or a coveted winter… Read More »
Tags: Books, Danila Botha, For All the Men (and Some of the Women) I’ve Known, Helen Oyeyemi, Jojo Moyes, Ken Liu, Kerry Lee Powell, Paris for One and Other Stories, Ransom Riggs, reading, short stories, Tales of the Peculiar, The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories, What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours, Willem de Kooning’s Paintbrush
It can be fun and even essential to step out of your comfort zone sometimes, in life and in reading. Fantasy is a genre that some only ventured into during childhood, if at all, but there are so many books with strong and compelling characters, unique and vibrant fantasy worlds, and writing that pulls you… Read More »
Tags: A Discovery of Witches, Books, Deborah Harkness, Erin Morgenstern, Fantasy, Leslye Walton, Lev Grossman, Menagerie, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Neil Gaiman, Rachel Vincent, Ransom Riggs, reading, Samantha Shannon, The Bone Season, The Magicians, The Night Circus, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender