Horror Authors on my TBR| #Blogoween
So I can talk about the horror authors I have read non-stop, because the reality of it is its a very small pile!
So of course its the perfect time to also acknowledge horror authors I want to read!
I shall try and keep this list short to not overwhelm your own TBR piles.
First up on my list is Paul Tremblay. I can’t ignore how heavily one of his books has been recommended to me and on browsing his others there are definitely a few I’d like to try. The Cabin at the End of the World and In the Mean Time, which is a collection of short horror stories, are two that really appeal to me.
Allie has said that it makes her feel very uncomfortable and I can’t wait to hear her thoughts all over again when she rereads it this month.
Next I’m looking at Adam Nevill who I’m also introducing thanks to Allie. This girl is really amazing. On twitter she’s currently giving a horror recommendation each day and on the second she recommended a movie based on one of Adam’s books; The Ritual. I loved the movie so now he’s on my list horror author TBR.
The Ritual: “Four old university friends reunite for a hiking trip in the Scandinavian wilderness of the Arctic Circle. No longer young men, they have little left in common and tensions rise as they struggle to connect. Frustrated and tired they take a shortcut that turns their hike into a nightmare that could cost them their lives.
Lost, hungry and surrounded by forest untouched for millennia, they stumble across an isolated old house. Inside, they find the macabre remains of old rites and pagan sacrifices; ancient artefacts and unidentifiable bones. A place of dark ritual and home to a bestial presence that is still present in the ancient forest, and now they’re the prey.
As the four friends struggle toward salvation they discover that death doesn’t come easy among these ancient trees…”
Definitely very excited to see how this one reads.
Reflections: “Rama would trade almost anything for the chance to become someone else, even for a little while.”
In the small, rural town of Aldale, West Virginia, Ramachandra “Rama” Ganeshan wants nothing more than to avoid dressing rooms for the rest of her life. After a brutal assault destroys her confidence and self-esteem, she yearns to be someone else . . . someone pretty, popular, and loved—until multiple girls in town are found murdered.
After stumbling across her beautiful classmate’s body and a terrifyingly familiar face in the murderer, Rama encounters a group of shapeshifters who know more of the killings than they let on.
Only by earning the shapeshifters’ trust and becoming one of them will Rama be able to help serve justice.
But first, she must learn to love herself and confront her painful past—and find the courage to investigate the violence.”
She also just launched a patreon which I’m excited to back once I’m more awake to remember my login.
Lastly for today is Tim Lebbon who has a never ending catalogue of horror books I’m ashamed to have not picked up. Anything from Relics, Alien, Hellboy, The Cabin in the Woods, and mostly The Silence.
The Silence: “In the darkness of a vast cave system, cut off from the world for millennia, blind creatures hunt by sound. Then there is light, there are voices, and they feed… Swarming from their prison, they multiply and thrive. To scream, even to whisper, is to summon death.
Deaf for many years, Ally knows how to live in silence. Now, it is her family’s only chance of survival. To leave their home, to shun others, to find a remote haven where they can sit out the plague. But will it ever end? And what kind of world will be left?“
I read a short story of his recently and it left me feeling pretty spooked and The Silence has a movie adaptation coming out soon too which is more things to look forward too.
I had a lot of fun compiling this list and adding those to my wishlist. I’m already feeling like I need to keep up my horror reading for more than just October. Look out for part two where I talk about authors who’s books I own yet need to read still!
This was actually really hard to not pick authors who I’ve already read one or two books from, but I did this because I wanted to give attention to those I’ve yet too at all.