Tuesday, January 4, 2022

What I'm Reading, January Reading List #horror #zombies

 A New Year, so time to get posting again, right? I'll try to be more regular about it, I hope.

That  means it's time to talk books for the new year.

The Classics

One thing I'd like to do is read and reread the "classics" and books by classic authors.

To start, one book that's been staring at me from my bookshelf for a while is Invasion of the Body Snatchers by Jack Finney. 

Funny, that I always liked the movie and somehow overlooked that Finney wrote the book! And I love Finney! I confess, his time-travel book, Time and Again is one of my long-time favoritesI also have the sequel, From Time to Time, along with several of his other books. I know, it's not a horror/monster book, but I'll probably still have to reread that series again, too.

The true classics, of course, are always good to turn to and re-read again:  

Dracula, Bram Stoker, 1897 (I try to re-read this occasionally.)

Frankenstein, Mary Shelley, 1818

I Am Legend, Richard Matheson, 1954 (More details and different than the movie, of course.)

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson, 1886 (I don't think I've read this one, though I've seen the movie many times.)

* See more: 19 Best Science Fiction Horror Books

Some Modern-Day Ghost - Monster - Zombie Books:


 Infected
, Scott Sigler - Invasions of strange alien creatures. This book is gripping and had me glued to the pages even with some truly horrifying scenes. One of the few books I had to read all three books in the series. Book 2: Contagious; Book 3: Pandemic.

The Infection, Craig DiLouie - A mysterious virus suddenly strikes down millions. Three days later, its victims awake with a single purpose: spread the Infection. As the world lurches toward the apocalypse, some of the infected continue to change, transforming into horrific monsters.

They Came With The Rain, Christopher Coleman - Came across this one and sounds good! It hadn't rained in months in the isolated quiet town of Garmella, Arizona where cell phones are forbidden. And rain wasn't in the forecast. Then one June night, a day after the opening of a massive sinkhole at the town's edge, torrential rain descends on Garmella.The rain brings relief to the town, but that's not all that comes with the rain. By morning, an ancient evil has consumed the town. An evil responsible for countless deaths and disappearances over the centuries.

We Will Rise, Tim Waggoner - (Pre-order, releases July 19) Sounds fascinating - spectral and other zombies?  In Echo Hill, Ohio, the dead begin to reappear, manifesting in various forms, from classic ghosts and poltergeists, to physical undead and bizarre apparitions for which there is no name. These malign spirits attack the living, tormenting and ultimately killing them in order to add more recruits to their spectral ranks. A group of survivors come together after the initial attack, all plagued by different ghostly apparitions of their own. Can they make it out of Echo Hill alive? And if so, will they still be sane? Or will they die and join the ranks of the vengeful dead?

What will you be reading?

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