• John Watson

Books Read & Reviewed, May 21


In an effort to get better at updating my blog. I've decided to add some regular features. This includes an quick recap of the books I read every month. Let's get started by looking at what I read in May.


Shh... and #RIPJohn by Sian Claven - I read both of these novellas as part of a read along for the Horror Nerds FB page. I've read Sian's stuff in the past, so I knew I was in for a fun ride. Both books delivered the goods. Both 5-star reads


Fairest Flesh by K.P. Kulski - The story of Elizabeth Bathory essentially told fairy tale style. It was a very cool take on the Bathory story, although I would have enjoyed more blood. 4 out of 5.


Am I Beautiful by Jon Athan - I decided to dive into the extreme horror genre in May and got the ball rolling with this one. Totally brutal at times, as well as being a book that is sure to trigger unsuspecting readers. I love that the author fully committed to making this one uncomfortable. 5 out of 5.


Tiny Nightmares - A collection of horror shorts coming in under 1,500 words. A couple of gems in here, but it was mostly weird and ambiguous, seemingly for the sake of it. Disappointed with this one. 3 out of 5.


Billy Silver by Daniel Volpe - I went back to the extreme horror with this one and am glad I did. Tattoos, rock & roll, and a ton of gore. What's not to love? 5 out of 5.


Not All Monsters - Another collection of short stories, but this one was much more satisfying. There were a couple that I felt missed the mark, but the majority of stories were really entertaining. 4.5 out of 5.


That's it for May. I'll have more reads and reviews next month.


JW



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