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Want our personal recommendations? Here are our Staff Picks! All staff picks are 15% off, but these are our favorites this month.
Dylan’s pick for October is The Patient by Jasper DeWitt.
I have not been this drawn into a book in a long time. Written in blog submissions by a psychiatrist anonymously venting about an especially psychotic patient, I found myself questioning whether I was reading fiction or, possibly, being privy to an exceptionally disturbing case file. This was the perfect blend of psychological thriller, sociology experiment, and horrific possibilities of the psyche, with a subhuman baseline that will leave you believing the unbelievable.
Gabriella’s pick for October is Trowbridge Road by Marcella Pixley. Her review:
Slightly reminiscent of Bridge to Terebithia in terms of the characters’ flights of fancy, this book is nevertheless deeply rooted in reality–namely, the reality of June Bug Jordan, a 10 year old girl in the early 80s whose father has recently died of AIDS. In the wake of this tragedy, her mother has stopped feeding June Bug or eating herself, and has developed an obsession with cleanliness that results in bleach baths and other preventative measures. Not until June Bug meets Ziggy, a boy with his own secrets and problems, does she begin to find the strength within to admit the truth of her situation. Lyrica, profoundly heart-wrenching, and ultimately hopeful, this book is certainly worth picking up for its depictions of mental illness, grief, and community.
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If you’re reading along with WCMY, here’s our book for discussion in October!
What was it like? Living in that house.
Maggie Holt is used to such questions. Twenty-five years ago, she and her parents, Ewan and Jess, moved into Baneberry Hall, a rambling Victorian estate in the Vermont woods. They spent three weeks there before fleeing in the dead of night, an ordeal Ewan later recounted in a nonfiction book called House of Horrors. His tale of ghostly happenings and encounters with malevolent spirits became a worldwide phenomenon, rivaling The Amityville Horror in popularity—and skepticism.
Today, Maggie is a restorer of old homes and too young to remember any of the events mentioned in her father’s book. But she also doesn’t believe a word of it. Ghosts, after all, don’t exist. When Maggie inherits Baneberry Hall after her father’s death, she returns to renovate the place to prepare it for sale. But her homecoming is anything but warm. People from the past, chronicled in House of Horrors, lurk in the shadows. And locals aren’t thrilled that their small town has been made infamous thanks to Maggie’s father. Even more unnerving is Baneberry Hall itself—a place filled with relics from another era that hint at a history of dark deeds. As Maggie experiences strange occurrences straight out of her father’s book, she starts to believe that what he wrote was more fact than fiction.
In the latest thriller from New York Times bestseller Riley Sager, a woman returns to the house made famous by her father’s bestselling horror memoir. Is the place really haunted by evil forces, as her father claimed? Or are there more earthbound—and dangerous—secrets hidden within its walls?