Wednesday, January 15, 2020

What We're Reading #34

We have some recommendations because we know you need more books!

Body by Asa Nonami Book Cover

Body by Asa Nonami

As indicated by the title, Bødy is a collection of horror stories, all thematically linked to people’s perception of their bodies, and the consequences of vanity and low self-esteem. In the vein of the psychological suspense of the Twilight Zone, each story ends with a shock, leaving the reader unsettled with the old adage, “Be careful what you wish for,” echoing in their bones.

Appropriately, each of the five stories in Bødy gets its title from the body parts featured, buttocks, blood, face, hair and chin.

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Toni’s Teaser Review

I really enjoyed each of these stories. Each story is unique and deals with a different body horror type story. Her prose is so sharp and every word feels like it is particularly chosen. Which lends to the brilliance of the original manuscript and the translator.

Read Toni’s entire review at The Misadventures of a Reader.

Little Paranoias Stories by Sonora Taylor

Is it a knock on the door, or a gust of wind? A trick of the light, or someone who’ll see what you’ve done?

Little Paranoias features twenty tales of the little things that drive our deepest fears. It tells the stories of terror and sorrow, lust at the end of the world and death as an unwanted second chance. It dives into the darkest corners of the minds of men, women, and children. It wanders into the forest and touches every corner of the capital. Everyone has something to fear — but after all, it’s those little paranoias that drive our day-to-day.

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Tracy’s Teaser Review

If you are looking for a good collection of fresh, unique horror, Little Paranoias is the book for you. From now on, Sonora Taylor is a must-read author for me.

Read Tracy’s entire review at Sci-fi and Scary.

The Other Inside by J.M. White book cover

The Other Inside by J.M. White

Billie comes from a broken family. His mother was murdered, his abusive stepfather hauled away in cuffs for the crime. No longer able to remain in the home where his mother was killed—he runs. Eleven years later Billie has settled in a small New Hampshire town, but the terrible thing inside him needs to feed. A thing he has come to call the Other.

Bodies pile up. The town is terrified. Law enforcement is on the hunt for an elusive killer. Billie knows he can keep his secret if he is careful, but everything changes when he reconnects with his childhood best friend. The closer he becomes to her; the more secrets of his past are unearthed. Maybe his stepfather isn’t guilty? But if he didn’t kill his mother… who did?

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Emily’s Teaser Review

I really enjoyed this book! The synopsis caught my attention, and the book totally delivered. Once the story got going, I was totally hooked & couldn’t put it down. The story is grim and interesting, and it held my attention throughout the entire book.

Read Emily’s entire review at Goodreads.

Thanks for joining us today! We hope you found something to add to your tbr list. Please share your recent reads with us in the comments below.

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