So here you go, homies: 10 Books That Will Scare The Sh*t Out Of You
... Because I won't be blamed for any subsequent messes.
So here you go, homies: 10 Books That Will Scare The Sh*t Out Of You
Thanks for the article, Huffington Post! And as a bonus, here's the link to their awesome book section!
If you love horror...
Wait, what am I saying? Of course you love horror! And if you don't, then git offa my lawn and sell yer wares somewheres else.
As I was saying, since you love horror, exactly as I love horror, than you're always on the hunt for something new to peruse.
So here I present to you, oh beloved horror lover, the Horror Writers Association list of Past Bram Stoker Nominees and Winners! Huzzah! Now git crackin'!
Also, if you didn't spot the hidden reference, here it is in all its glory:
And with that, I present you your summer reading list.
Try not to mess it up with dilly-dallying and shenanigans and... sleep.
Well guys, Oprah has done it again with another book list, and this one doesn't look half bad.
I love to be surprised. And not like this kind of surprise:
Or even this:
I prefer my surprises without horrifying life altering consequences. Which is why this "The Book That Totally Surprised Me" list seemed so intriguing!
I've actually only read one of the books on this list, but it was a goddamn doozy. The Green Mile completely destroyed my soul at one point and I found myself sobbing uncontrollably during several different passages. I remember watching the movie with my mother (I would have been 13 or 14) and both of us completely losing our shit during the electrocution scene. I'm talking actual wailing at the top of our lungs and dry heaving. It was THAT bad. And we had both already read the book and thought we could handle it.
And then we found out we're both big babies who can't handle our movies.
My mom STILL cries when we watch The Lion King together.
Not that I ever do. I'm just allergic to traumatizing scenes in movies. Now shut up and pass the tissues.
I recently stumbled across this article on the Oprah website about "mesmerizing books to devour on a long plane ride". Now, I don't know about you guys, but my plane rides are less like this:
And more like this:
And that's even if I take an airplane. Because I've only done it a few times. Once to Vegas and back, once to Victoria and back, and once to Calgary and back. But those all took only an hour or two, which is nowhere near long enough to read an entire book (plus I'm usually too busy being enchanted by CLOUDS and EARTH and GEESE). The only way you have enough time to read an entire book is if you're going somewhere rich people (like Oprah) go, like another continent.
Now maybe if she said "books to read on the Greyhound so you can ignore the man next to you who keeps talking about being a murderer for hire and you have to politely decline to use his pillow AGAIN, oh God why does he keep talking" than maybe I could identify with the article.
But even though it's pretentious as fuck, there's still probably some decent book in there, so check 'em out HERE.
I've actually read a handful of of these titles, and hands down The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time was my absolute favorite, followed closely by 11/22/63. So you can be pretentious but still have good taste.
And might I add that Riders has the best cover?
I found this list on Goodreads the other day - "The Most Disturbing Book Ever Written" and I thought it was right up my alley. And hey, if you come to BiblioBabes on the regular, it might just be up your alley, too!
I (Kat) have read 21 of the top 50:
3: A Child Called "It" (Dave Pelzer, #1) by Dave Pelzer
8: Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
9: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
12: Flowers in the Attic (Dollanganger, #1) by V.C. Andrews
13: It by Stephen King
14: The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
15: The Shining by Stephen King
19: Misery by Stephen King
20: Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4) by Stephenie Meyer
24: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
30: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
31: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1) by Stieg Larsson
32: Go Ask Alice by Beatrice Sparks
34: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
37: The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks
39: Pet Sematary by Stephen King
40: Twilight (Twilight, #1) by Stephenie Meyer
41: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
42: The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty
44: The Girl Next Door by Jack Ketchum
45: Carrie by Stephen King
Now, the fact that I own all but three of the top 50 books is a little worrisome... but hey, I like to say my disturbed reading preference is a good way to get out my wickedness. Well, the excessive amounts of wickedness...
Have you guys read anything from this list?
You know, for all our strange preferences and indie author love, there's definitely nothing wrong with some popular titles. I found this Huffington Post article not long ago and there's actually some pretty decent looking books on this list. Check it out, and then let us know if there's anything on there that tickles your fancy!
As ridiculous as this is, I (Kat) have to admit that the book I'm most excited about is the new R. L. Stine.
To be fair, there are a bunch of books on the list that caught my fancy (I swear I'm a sophisticated reader!) but as soon as I saw this, the 10-year-old girl inside me shit brix.
Nothing like a new book by a beloved author to give you the warm fuzzies inisde... or make you question your sanity and reading taste. Hoo boy.
Anyways, give us a heads up if any of these is on your plan-to-read, already-read-it, or going-to-burn-it-to-stay-warm-in-your-condo list; we love recommendations and literary discussion as much as the next bibliophile!
As I was perusing Goodreads, I came across a list of Best Horror Novels - obviously I had to share it with y'all. Out of the top 50, I (Kat) have read:
1: The Shining by Stephen King
2: It by Stephen King
3:The Stand by Stephen King
4: 'Salem's Lot by Stephen King
6: Pet Sematary by Stephen King
7: The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty
8: Misery by Stephen King
9:I Am Legend: And Other Stories by Richard Matheson
13: Carrie by Stephen King
16: Interview With the Vampire (Vampire Chronicles, #1) by Anne Rice
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks
24: The Mist by Stephen King
29: Cujo by Stephen King
34: Flowers in the Attic (Dollanganger, #1) by V.C. Andrews
36: The Hellbound Heart by Clive Barker
37: Needful Things by Stephen King
38: Desperation by Stephen King
41: Skeleton Crew by Stephen King
42: The Ruins by Scott B. Smith
48:The Vampire Lestat (The Vampire Chronicles, #2) by Anne Rice
Clearly I have some brushing up to do.
Head on over to Goodreads and check out the massive list they've got there! Then
Here is our current Reading List! Books are listed by submission date, meaning that the books at the top of my list were sent to us first, and the books near the end more recently.
If your book is on this list it means that we have a copy of your book on our Kobos and it's just waiting for us to have to time to crack it open! Unfortunately, we both have very full time jobs and until the day that we are able to do this delicious book stuff full time, we are left reading on trains and writing in the bath after the gym....
Kat and I will alternate reading and reviewing the books on this list. If you are an author and would like to have your book on this list, please email us at Contact@BiblioBabes.ca.
Thank you for your patience!
Much Love Xx C
1. Two Fisted Tweets - James Hutchings
2. In Her Name: Empire - Michael R. Hicks
3. Destiny United - Leia Shaw
4. The Pitchfork Diaries - Jake Bannerman
5. The New Death and Others - James Hutchings
6. The Prodigal Hour - Will Entrekin
7. The Princess and the Penis - RJ Silver
8. My Third World Girlfriend - RJ Silver
9. Secrets in the Sand - Alana Lorens
10. Devil's Creek - Paul Maitrejean
11. The Lost Diaries of John Smith - Phillip Rhodes
12. Destiny United - Leia Shaw
13. The Other Guy's Bride - Connie Brockway
14. The Good Humor Man - Andrew Fox
15. Forest of Shadows - Hunter Shea