Book Review: The Institute by Stephen King

Title: The InstituteAuthor: Stephen KingPublisher: ScribnerPage Count: 561Publication Date: 2019Category/Genre: Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Thriller, ParanormalGood Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.20)My Rating: ★★★★☆(4.0) In the middle of the night, in a house on a quiet street in suburban Minneapolis, intruders silently murder Luke Ellis’s parents and load him into a black SUV. The operation takes less than two … Continue reading Book Review: The Institute by Stephen King

Book Review: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind

Title: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer Author: Patrick SüskindPublisher: PenguinPage Count: 263Publication Date: 2010Category/Genre: Fiction, Classics, Historical Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Thriller, Crime, European LiteratureGood Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.02)My Rating: ★★★★☆(4.0) In the slums of eighteenth-century France, the infant Jean-Baptiste Grenouille is born with one sublime gift: an absolute sense of smell. As a boy, he … Continue reading Book Review: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind

Book Review: The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix

Title: The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires Author: Grady HendrixPublisher: Quirk booksPage Count: 400Publication Date: 2020Category/Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller, Horror, VampiresGood Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.89)My Rating: ★★★★☆(3.8) Fried Green Tomatoes and Steel Magnolias meet Dracula in this Southern-flavored supernatural thriller set in the ’90s about a women’s book club that must protect its suburban community from a mysterious … Continue reading Book Review: The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix

Book Review: Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky

Title:  Imaginary Friend Author: Stephen Chboksy Publisher: Grand Central Publishing Page Count: 705 Publication Date: 2019 Category/Genre: Fiction, Horror, Thriller, Mystery, Fantasy, Suspense Good Reads Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3.49) My Rating: ★★★☆☆(3.5) Imagine… Leaving your house in the middle of the night. Knowing your mother is doing her best, but she’s just as scared as you. … Continue reading Book Review: Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky

Book Review: Wasp Factory by Iain Banks

Title:  Wasp Factory Author: Iain Banks Publisher: Simon & Schuster Page Count: 192 Publication Date: 1998 Category/Genre: Fiction, Horror, Thriller, Mystery, Contemporary Fiction Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.85) My Rating: ★★★★☆(4.0) Frank, no ordinary sixteen-year-old, lives with his father outside a remote Scottish village. Their life is, to say the least, unconventional. Frank’s mother abandoned … Continue reading Book Review: Wasp Factory by Iain Banks

Book Club January 2020: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Title: Gone Girl Author: Gillian Flynn Publisher: Broadway Books Page Count: 415 Publication Date: 2014 Category/Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Crime, Contemporary Fiction Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.06) On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever … Continue reading Book Club January 2020: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn