Hello all here are my top five picks for September! (ps: near the end of the month I will make a separate list for Banned Books Weeks. One of my favorite weeks EVER!)
- Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice ( 1976)- I first read this book when I was in third grade after the movie with the same title came out. Needless to say I had a huge obsession with Vampires. I like to revisit Rice’s vampire Chronicles every couple of years or so. The romance of her words mixed in with the Gothic theme is a great read for this month.
- The Island of Doctor Moreau by H.G. Wells (1896)- Edward Prendick gets shipwreck and maroon on an island that happens to be inhabited by half man/ half beasts run by the evil but cunning Dr. Moreau.
- Cujo by Stephen King (1981)- after I finished reading the book about the history of rabies this book popped up on my mind to read next. A sweet dog is transformed into a savage killer when it gets bitten by a rabid bat and turns against his family,
- The Notebooks by Jean-Michel Basquiat Edited Larry Warsh (2015)- Jean- Michel Basquiat is one of my favorite artists. This book has a journal cover to replicate Basquiat’s actual notebooks and is jammed packed with his writings, thoughts, and of course drawings, and resurrects the life of this genius troubled artist.
- We Have always lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackon (1962)- this was Shirley Jackson’s last novel before her death in 1965. It centers around eighteen year old Mary Katherine Blackwood, her sister, and their uncle that live in an estate in Vermont. A tragic event happen six years prior from when we meet the central characters which cause the Blackwood family to be isolated from the rest of the residents of the town as well the the town’s endless gossip.
Until next time!