February 2017 Reading List

I’m guessing your TBR pile is as high as mine; when stacked, it reaches the majestic rings of Saturn. There are just simply way too many kick-ass books out there and not enough space on the calendar. This month, I decided to reorganize my stash and (keeping Women in Horror Month in mind) pushed some must-reads to the top.

If you have read any of these titles, feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you think. Also, what the heck are you reading this month??? How are you celebrating Women in Horror Month???

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Vicki Beautiful by Somer Canon – I wanted to read this back when Samhain released it last year. Long overdue, this is the month I read Vicki Beautiful. Plus, I’m delighted that Somer Canon is dropping by the blog in early February to talk some horror shop. Keep an eye out for that interview!

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Whispers: Inspired by H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Whisperer in Darkness” by Kristin Dearborn – Kristin is another author I’ve heard great things about, but never read. I’ve also been looking to scratch my Lovecraft mythos itch. This looks like the perfect read. 

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Chills by Mary Sangiovanni – I loved Mary’s novel Thrall. She’s a phenomenal writer and has a knack for great storytelling. Chills is another novel I planned to read last year, just couldn’t fit it in. And anything labeled “True Detective meets H.P. Lovecraft” has my attention.

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The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath – Okay, not horror. But admit it: the premise is chilling. Mental illness is as terrifying as any monster out there. Can’t wait to dig into this modern classic.

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The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson (reread) – Shirley Jackson is one of my favorite writers, period. The Lottery is one of my favorite short stories ever written. So atmospheric. Nobody does it better than her.

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