Monday, August 31, 2020

#Monsterathon 2020 Recommendations Tag


So once again I'm participating in Monsterathon.  Bring on all things spooky!  As part of the challenge we are to complete a tag with recommendations for each category.  Now some of these are books I've read and some are books I think might work for the category.  Look for my actual challenge TBR later this week:

MAH SWAMP - A BOOK WITH A GOOD LOOKING COVER
This book is hauntingly beautiful and as a novella, it's perfect for a readathon.

WHISPERING WOODS - AN UNDERHYPED BOOK OR ONE YOU'VE NOT HEARD A LOT ABOUT
I read this one lately and don't think it's gotten a lot of buzz.  Cavendish writes great spooky, Gothic tales.

LAIR OF THE BABADOOK - A BOOK WITH LGBTQIA+ REP
 I think any book in the Wayward Children series would work but this one just happens to be my favorite.

HYDRA'S HANGOUT - A MYTHOLOGY BASED BOOK
I hope mermaids work for this one because I really did enjoy this book and am reading it's sequel as part of a book club in September as well.

UNDER THE BED - A BOOK BY A BIPOC YOU'VE BEEN SLEEPING ON
Actually this one has gotten a lot of buzz but I enjoyed it so much I couldn't resist recommending it.

YOUR FRIENDLY NEIGHBOR'S HOUSE - LET A FRIEND PICK A BOOK FOR YOU
This book gave me serious Lost Boys vibe and takes place in the 80's.  I think EVERYONE needs to read it.

SECRET CRYPT - A MYSTERY BOOK OR BOOK WITH A MYSTERY ELEMENT
I loved the start of this mystery series and this one includes mysterious deaths in an abandoned asylum setting.


A MOMENT OF PEACE - A COMFORT READ
People don't usually associate horror with comfort reads but Hunter Shea is a must-read author for me and I've loved almost everything he's written so yea, I'm recommending a horror book.

AREA 51 - A BOOK FEATURING MUTANTS OR ALIENS
You asked for aliens, you got aliens.  And a pretty good fantasy/mystery tale as well.

REARVIEW MIRROR - INDIE BOOK OR BOOK THAT WAS PUBLISHED OVER 5 YEARS AGO
One of my favorite witchy books EVER and it was originally published in 1999.

THE UPSIDE DOWN - READ A RETELLING
I read this Island of Dr. Moreau retelling in 2014 and thought it was a solid read.

THE BUNKER - A BOOK WITH DISABILITY OF DEAF REPRESENTATION
Here's a recommendation for people that may want something that isn't actually horror.  The MC suffers from Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and has a learning disability.  I really enjoyed it and gave it 4/5.


WOW, I actually managed to use all books I've read.  That was easier than I thought!



8 comments:

  1. Whoa, this is a great list, I'm taking notes!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  2. Some day I might get involved with Monsterathon as it sounds like a lot of fun but my reading is too hit and miss at the moment! However I will be working on this great tag and attempting to read two months of spooky books to get back into my horror groove! I'll also be looking out for all your monster posts!

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  3. A few books on here that I would love - Titan Shade in particular.
    Lynn :D

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  4. I love the cover of Starving Ghosts in Every Thread and The Bone Jar sounds like an awesome read. :D

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  5. Rolling in the Deep was a trip!!

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  6. Oh hello, I'm loving this list!

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  7. When We Were Vikings is near the top of my list for next year. 👍✨

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