Spooky Book Recommendations Round 2

Since the Uk has ended up in Lockdown 2: Electric Bugaloo I thought I’d throw out some more book recommendations. I don’t know about you guys but my book consumption has definitely gone up in 2020. Here are a couple more recommendations and you can see my last list here.

I’m Thinking of Ending Things, Iain Reid

This one has been on my list for a while and the appearance of the Netflix film prompted an emergency read fuelled by fear of spoilers. The one thing I knew about this book before I read it was that the less you know about it, the better. So prepare for a super vague recommendation here. I successfully dipped and dodged the Netflix trailers and read it in one day. Which is super rare for me! It keeps you interested and guessing all the way through. I’m definitely going to check out the film, but you should definitely read the book first if you can. Perfect for a short, thrilling read with a bit of navel gazing thrown in.

The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires, Grady Hendrix

I’m not going to say this is the best book ever. But I do love the work of the author Grady Hendrix. He has such a great sense of humour, a penchant for feisty female characters and he clearly watches a lot of horror movies. At the very least with a Hendrix book it is exceedingly readable and his characters are strong. When a mysterious stranger moves to suburbia a group of housewives find their sleepy lives interrupted and one begins to suspect there might be something unusually dangerous about their new neighbour. I read this vampire novel on Whitby beach, where Dracula landed in the famous novel and a town where Stoker wrote parts of the seminal vampire book. An enjoyable ride.

The Winter People, Jennifer McMahon

You would be forgiven for thinking that Jennifer McMahon and Grady Hendrix sponsor my blogs if you read my last round of recommendations. Sadly for me they don’t. They have just been two authors that I have discovered this year and sunk my teeth into. Vampire pun intended. The Winter people is a hard to define supernatural mystery. Similar in vein to ’The Uninvited’, another McMahon novel I loved in lockdown. This book also focuses on interwoven stories as characters attempt to solve their own personal mysteries that interlock with each other. However it adds in missing people, grisly murders and the walking dead too. If you liked ‘the Uninvited’ you’ll like this.

Let me know what you are reading in lockdown too. I always like to hear about a good spooky book 🙂 

Plus, if you fancy some more spooky stories in your life, don’t forget to check out my Illustrated Ghost Story videos 🙂

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