October is #WickedGoodReads Month here at GXO. This week, we’re focusing on books with wicked people, and today’s discussion is a Shout-Out to Our Favorite Female Horror Authors (see the full list of discussion topics here).
Last year, one of my favorite reads was Ghost Summer, Tananarive Due. It turned out to be one of my favorite reads of the year. It’s a collection of short stories that shows off Due’s skills at story-telling. I’ve also read Devil’s Wake (co-written with her husband, Stephen Barnes) and am currently reading The Good House, which is another gem. I’ll be making my way through more her backlist in the coming year – and Tananarive Due has most definitely become one of my auto-buy authors.
This author totally put it on me with the Newsflesh trilogy. I started with Feed, and quickly moved through Deadline and Blackout. Zombie fighting bloggers sounds like it has serious potential to be a hot mess, but in Grant’s hands – the books were amazizngly good, thrilling, exciting and with a surprising element of reality to the entire situation. I moved on to Parasitology after that, and was similarly captured by Grant’s world building skill. My plan is to finish that series and then read everything else Mira Grant has written.
Which female authors of the weird, creepy & spooky would you recommend that I get a hold of all their books STAT?