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THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE: A BOOK YOU WOULD SAVE WHEN CIVILISATION ENDS?
This is a tricky one, but Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel came to mind. This is an excellent dystopian/post apocalyptic novel, but one in which we see how life can continue and how culture can be maintained following dramatic events.
THE VAMPIRE: A BOOK YOU WOULD STAKE THROUGH THE HEART?
I was a little disappointed by Before The Feast by Sasa Stanisic. The premise really intrigued me but the writing style and structure wasn’t to my taste and I really struggled to get through it.
THE HAUNTED HOUSE: A BOOK THAT STILL HAUNTS YOU?
The Dumb House by John Burnside. I really loved this book but the subject matter made for uncomfortable reading at times. It was a surreal read that stayed with me long after I turned the final page.
THE PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER: A BOOK WITH A TWIST YOU DID NOT SEE COMING?
I absolutely loved My Sister’s Bones by Nuala Ellwood. This was an expertly written psychological tale with plenty of twists and turns including some that I did not expect at all. A dark and gripping book.
THE CREEPY DOLL: A BOOK THAT SEEMS INNOCENT BUT ISN’T?
This is a really tricky one! I can’t think of any books that I’ve read recently that fit this description, but plenty of my childhood reads seem a little darker now – such as The Twits by Roald Dahl and many classic fairy tales!
THE MONSTER: A BOOK YOU COULD BARELY TACKLE/DEFEAT?
I remember my poor attempt at reading The Peripheral by William Gibson. This was a science fiction novel and whilst I am open to giving most books a try I really struggled to get into this one and the plot and the writing itself went straight over my head. I don’t like not finishing a book so I ended up skim reading to the end, but I don’t remember much about it!
THE COMEDY-HORROR: A BOOK WITH MIXED GENRES THAT WORKED (OR DIDN’T)?
I recently read and enjoyed A Dangerous Crossing by Rachel Rhys. This is a historical novel rich in detail which takes place aboard a passenger ship in the 1940’s. It is an enjoyable story that includes history, mystery and romance intertwined.
THE (CLICHED) TEEN HORROR: A BOOK YOU FOUND SUPER CLICHED/STEREOTYPICAL?
This is another difficult one to answer. The only one I can think of is The Witch’s Kiss by Katharine and Elizabeth Corr as I suspected what was going to happen, although in this book it is a re-imagining of a classic fairy tale so was to be expected.
THE DEMONIC POSSESSION: A BOOK SO GRIPPING YOU NEEDED AN EXORCIST TO ESCAPE IT?
I was recently gripped by The Last Act Of Hattie Hoffman by Mindy Mejia. From the first page I was desperate to find out who was responsible for the murder of teenager Hattie in a small American town. And in this novel which alternates between different narrators I was eager to uncover the secrets they each held. I couldn’t put it down.
THE SCIENCE FICTION: A PRECIOUS BOOK YOU WOULD PERMANENTLY SACRIFICE TO ALIENS FOR THE GOOD OF MANKIND?
For this I nominate my favourite book of last year, To The Bright Edge Of The World by Eowyn Ivey. This is a beautifully written story of adventure and the endurance of love.
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