I was so excited when Caitlin reached out and asked if I wanted to read her debut book: a collection of short, creepy stories perfect for spooky season. I’ve known Caitlin since university and her penchant for storytelling has always been incredible, so I knew I was in for a treat.Continue reading
Tag: short stories
Book Review: Deadheading & Other Stories
Deadheading & Other Stories by Beth Gilstrap is a collection of short stories, focused specifically on women in the American South. From the first story, “Earth Eating As Suppression,” I was drawn in. The ending was so shocking, I knew I had to keep reading every story in this collection.Continue reading
Book Review: When Things Get Dark: Stories Inspired by Shirley Jackson
Do you like reading short stories? I have ever since high school when I first read “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson. I remember doing my homework reading it and thinking “this story is so boring” and then BAM! The ending totally throws you for a loop and you realize that it isn’t some boring small-town event, but a horrifying, unthinkable tradition.
Ever since then I’ve been a huge fan of Jackson’s work and have slowly been making my way through her novels and short story collections. When I saw When Things Get Dark: Stories Inspired by Shirley Jackson I knew I had to read it. I was itching to see how other authors would incorporate her unique brand of horror, and friends, it did not disappoint.
Review: American Midnight: Tales of the Dark
“A chilling collection of classic weird and supernatural tales from the dark heart of American literature.”
As soon as I saw the description for American Midnight: Tales of the Dark, I knew I had to read it. This collection of short stories is edited by Laird Hunt, and contains eerie stories all by American authors. Some were classic titles I instantly recognized, and others were new to me, but all of them gave me chills and kept me up at night.
Thursday TBR: The Bloody Chamber
It’s time for another Thursday TBR, and this week I’m talking about a book I was supposed to read in university but never did (oops!).