• Monthly Recommendations
    Crime fiction,  Random,  Short stories


    Halloween is almost here and I’ve decided to publish Bodies in the Library‘s Monthly Recommendations a few days early. The reason? To up our spooky reading game a bit with some classic and free short stories. Each of the titles below provides access to a free and legal source from where to download the short story, so read without guilt! Bodies in the Library’s recommendations come out the last day of each month and they aim to bring together great crime fiction reads for fans of the genre. The lists are eclectic and diverse, and they celebrate contemporary crime fiction writers and classics alike. The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins-Gilman…

  • Crime fiction

    Halloween Reading: Ten Crime Fiction Books To Read In One Weekend

    Halloween is approaching and we are all looking for the spooky read of the year. Or at least I am. Although, now that I think about it, I very much spend all year between spooky readings. Because there is only one thing better than spending an evening reading, and that is spending a whole weekend reading something that will haunt you for life (or a few days). So, just in time for the scariest night of the year, I am making a list of books that I have thoroughly enjoyed and read in one or two sittings. But I am giving these 10 Halloween readings my personal touch and I…

  • Random

    Halloween Week

    Dear all, I presently inaugurate the Halloween Week at Books and Reviews! You know I’m a fan of starting weeks (or things) on Sundays, so this will be no exception. I will be doing some themed reading and, for the very first time will be watching some scary movies. You see, the big problem is here is that I am a scaredy cat so, whatever that “scary ” means for me, may not be so for you. These are my plans Themed reading: Amity and Sorrow by Peggy Riley I asked the lovely ladies at the new Tinder Press to please send me their catalogue and they did, plus a review…

  • 19th century,  General Fiction,  Random

    Suggested Halloween Readings

    I think I’m not alone when it comes to themed readings and this month, it’s Halloween! I have been thinking of what I’d like to read and what I’d suggest if anyone asked me, so, I combined it with my passion for lists and decided it was time to write this post. Books I’d love to read for Halloween: 1. Dolly by Susan Hill I loved The Woman in Black and I’m dying to read her new book! I read it in two sittings and it scared the dead out of me. The atmosphere is eerie ala Rebecca. We spend the book asking ourselves: What are we really scared of?…

  • Random

    It’s Halloween!

    I’m thinking of doing a little bit of Halloween reading. I plan to choose a few eerie novels (preferably short) to read this month til Halloween night. My first choice is The Collector by John Fowles, but would love some feedback on the most scary, eerie and interesting novel you can suggest. Can’t wait for your recommendations!