Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Why I Love Horror + Some Recommendations

What do you do if you are a librarian who doesn't read horror, but you need to be able to recommend horror books to your patrons? You turn to Becky Spratford. Becky is a Readers' Advisor who trains librarians in helping their patrons find books to read. She literally wrote the book on Readers' Advisory for Horror. She's one of the greatest champions we have in the horror community.

Becky asked me to write up a post on why I love horror and to talk about a few of the horror books I've loved. If you're interested in reading a little bit about why I love horror, you can find that post on Becky's RA for All: Horror blog. I tried to recommend some horror novels that are pretty recent but not widely read. If you are a regular reader of my blog, my horror recommendations will not surprise you. You've heard me recommend each one of these probably more than once already.

I love that Becky is sharing some of the reasons horror readers enjoy the genre. Feel free to add your comments on why you love horror (if you do!) or let me know here.

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9 comments:

  1. What an honor. You'd be my go to for horror recommendations.

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  2. Great feature. I loved reading it!

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    1. Thank you, Barb! Thank you so much for commenting on the post, too. It meant a lot to me.

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  3. Nice picks! The only one I've read is The Last Harvest, and I agree it would be a good choice for young adult readers who want a no holds barred horror that will creep them out! I still need to read In the Valley of the Sun!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. I would love to see more straight up horror in YA. That was no joke. :) One of these days you'll have to give Valley a read if you aren't sick of hearing about it from me. Haha.

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  4. What a great feature. Ahhh, I was so happy to see you put The Secret Life of Souls on your list. That book isn't talked about nearly enough! Hopefully more brave souls will seek it out now.

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    1. I agree Secret Life of Souls needs more attention!

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  5. oh my god I LOVE HORROR SO MUCH I CAN'T EVEN!!! So this is my favorite time of the year! I guess I just like the adrenaline rush of feeling scare in a way that is safe :)

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