Thursday, 26 May 2016

Your Book Suggestions Volume V

I've decided to do the occasional book picks post instead of every month as before, (unless anyone should insist otherwise?) but I had a nice time looking through all your suggestions for great books to recommend your fellow Belfry Bats. Some of these look extremely promising!

So here is a collection of books, suggested by you, with where to find them on Book Depository. I chose Book Depository since it's my favourite place to get books, and ships free all over the world :)

 The horror stories collected in Teatro Grottesco feature tormented individuals who play out their doom in various odd little towns, as well as in dark sectors frequented by sinister and often blackly comical eccentrics. The cycle of narratives introduce readers to a freakish community of artists who encounter demonic perils that ultimately engulf their lives.

 The award-winning author of bestsellers Heart-Shaped Box and Horns, plunges you into the dark side of the imagination with a thrilling novel of supernatural suspense . . .Victoria "Vic" McQueen has an uncanny knack for finding things. When she rides her bicycle over the rickety bridge in the woods near her house, she always emerges in the places she needs to be. Vic doesn't tell anyone about her unusual ability.Charles Talent Manx has a gift of his own. He likes to take children for rides in his 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith with the vanity plate NOS4A2. In the Wraith, he and his innocent guests can slip out of the everyday world to an astonishing playground of amusements he calls Christmasland. Mile by mile, the journey across the highway of Charlie's twisted imagination transforms his precious passengers, leaving them as terrifying and unstoppable as their benefactor.

H.P. Lovecraft's reputation has grown tremendously over the decades, and he is now commonly regarded as one of the most important horror writers of the 20th century, exerting an influence that is widespread, though often indirect.' H.P. Lovecraft's tales of the tentacled Elder God Cthulhu and his pantheon of alien deities were initially written for the pulp magazines of the 1920s and '30s. These astonishing tales blend elements of horror, science fiction and cosmic terror that are as powerful today as they were when they were first published. This handsome leatherbound tome collects together the very best of Lovecraft's tales of terror, including the complete Cthulhu Mythos cycle, just the way they were originally published.

Presents four volumes in which Vlad, an orphan who is half-vampire, attends Bathory High as he deals with other vampires who want to steal his powers, vampire slayers who want to kill him, and conflicts with his best friend Henry.

This is a story of an artist's desire for beauty and the ultimate corruption of innocence. 17th Century Holland. When Griet becomes a maid in the household of Johannes Vermeer in the town of Delft, she thinks she knows her role: housework, laundry and the care of his six children. But as she becomes part of his world and his work, their growing intimacy spreads tension and deception in the ordered household and, as the scandal seeps out, into the town beyond. 

In a future world, vampires reign. Humans are blood cattle. And one girl will search for the key to save humanity. Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a vampire city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten. Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of them. The vampires who killed her mother and keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself is attacked - and given the ultimate choice. Die...or become one of the monsters. Faced with her own mortality, Allie becomes what she despises most.

This magnificent novel portrays two lovers separated by deadly secrets and trapped in the fateful hourglass of time.Beautiful young Andrea travels from Los Angeles to her ancestral home in England to meet her relatives and confront her mysterious heritage. But from the first moment she steps foot in her grandmother's cold Victorian house in Warrington, she senses an awesome, unsettling presence. She knows that a rendezvous awaits her: a terrifying journey into the past, and a shattering encounter that will mark and change her forever. Andrea soon learns how terribly right her instincts have been.

In Winter, or Gethen, Ursula K. Le Guin has created a fully realised planet and people. But Gethen society is more than merely a fascinating creation. The concept of a society existing totally without sexual prejudices is even more relevant today than it was in 1969. This special 25th anniversary edition of The Left Hand of Darkness contains not only the complete, unaltered text of the landmark original but also a thought-provoking new afterword and four new appendixes by Ms. Le Guin. 


Thanks for your suggestions! If you'd like to suggest a book for next month's book picks, write to me here on the Contact page and select Other. Happy reading! x

6 comments:

  1. Ugh YES! I am always in need to new and exciting things to read. Thank yoooou!

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  2. Oh maaaannn the Vladimir Todd books were my absolute favorite back in high school <3

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  4. Left hand of Darkness is one of my favorite books. I am pleasantly surprised to see this book as a recommendation here.

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  5. That NOS 4A2 book is KICK ASS!!! And well Lovecraft is the DEMONIC GOD!!! Gotta check tyhe others you listed. Th@nX!!! \m/

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  6. Wow.. nice blog.You could present some of the nice books. here."Yesterdays child " is my favorite book.
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