Look! The super fab @as_king has a new book coming out in the fall. I am dying to read this. And there is a lot of other cool stuff coming this year from Hachette Book Group.
Reading each day…
Can’t get enough of these horror shows? Put down the remote and pick up one of these books.
If you like American Horror Story: Coven, then read:
Deliverance from Evil by Frances Hill - This book takes you back to the place where it all began, Salem.
Voodoo Queen: The Spirited Lives of Marie Laveau by Martha Ward - Delve into the world of the real Marie Laveau.
The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike - The story of three witches and their relationship with a mysterious man. It’s more satire than horror, but should still satisfy AHS: Coven fans.
If you like Bates Motel then read (besides Psycho, of course):
Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates - If you watch Bates Motel because you’re interested in what creates a serial killer, then this book is for you. Joyce Carol Oates deftly explores the topic with her psychotic protagonist.
If you like The Walking Dead, then read (in addition to the graphic novels, obvs):
Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick - The story of a 17-year-old girl’s fight to survive after a disaster kills most people and causes others to either become zombies or gain strange powers.
The Serpent and the Rainbow by Wade Davis - Real zombies?!
Zone One by Colson Whitehead - Another take on the zombie apocalypse trope. This book follows a member of a civilian team sent to resettle Manhattan after a zombie plague.
Any titles you would add to these lists?
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I’ve written about Why Being a POC Author Sucks Sometimes. I’ve written about the importance of Diversity and Diverse Reading Lists. And I’ve even written about Diversity in Writing. The discussion about why diversity in children’s literature is…
You mean there’s no correlation between reading “edgy” books and delinquent behavior? Wow. You don’t say.
In 1944 a children’s book club sent a volume about penguins to a 10-year-old girl, enclosing a card seeking her opinion.
She wrote, “This book gives me more information about penguins than I care to have.”
American diplomat Hugh Gibson called it the finest piece of literary criticism he had ever read.