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
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
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.
“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.
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!).