Best Reads Of 2019
I read too many great books in 2019 for this to be easy. These are not in any particular order.
Book Haven: And Other Curiosities by Mark Allan Gunnells
This collection delivers everything: warmth and hope, anger and sadness, paranoia, fear, everything.
Tamer Animals by Justin M. Woodward
One hell of a camping trip! Stay away from Coheelee Creek Covered Bridge!
Dim the Sun by Steve Stred
“Let out the dark to let in the light.”
A wonderful collection of dark, horrific poetry and a short story. Deep, dark pain, blood and guts, bones and creatures, and unfiltered emotion unleashed.
Breathe. Breathe. By Erin Sweet-Al Mehairi
A collection of dark poetry and short fiction that spoke to me so clearly, I could feel the pain. I wanted to throw the book across the room at times (I would never!) because the words spoke directly to me, opening a floodgate of emotions that are normally locked out of reach.
Choking Back the Devil by Donna Lynch
Horror poetry? Yes, horror poetry. It’s one of my favorite things. Coming in at just under one hundred pages, this book packs quite a punch. It’s filled with ghosts and curses, witches and legends, panic and fear, demons and monsters. And pain.
The Long n’ Short of It by James Newman
They say you can’t disturb the already disturbed, but James does a great job of it. I had a lot of “fun” with this collection!
Bones by Andrew Cull
Four beautifully dark short stories that made a special coldness sink deep into my bones.
Under Rotting Sky by Matthew V. Brockmeyer
Extremely deep. Dark. Nostalgic. And refreshing for me. One of the darkest books I’ve ever read.
The Special by James Newman and Mark Steensland
Perfectly disgusting! Need some revenge? Order The Special!
In the Scrape by James Newman and Mark Steensland
An absolutely wonderful coming of age story that’ll squeeze your heart a little too hard.
Slush by Glenn Rolfe
Bloody, disgusting fun!
Miranda Crites is a reader, writer, book reviewer, photographer, and lover of horror from the ghostly woods of rural West Virginia.
The writing bug bit Miranda at a very early age. She was pretty much born with a pen and a camera in her hands. She won the young writers’ contest in first grade and received her first camera as a gift when she was nine years old.
When not writing, Miranda enjoys spending time with her family. She and her family spend a lot of time off the grid where they are building a cabin in the supposedly haunted woods.
Miranda is self-employed. She and her husband create large and small vinyl decals, t-shirts, signs, and a plethora of creative customized items.
Some of her many hobbies when time allows are: making unique crafts and artwork, painting, hiking, and, of course, photography.
She has a diploma for Writing for Children and Teenagers although most of her current work is horror fiction and poetry.
Miranda is a member of Team Kendall Reviews at www.KendallReviews.com where you can find her horror book reviews and her monthly feature, Miranda Snaps, which generally contains horror fiction and photography.
Miranda is one of “The Thirty,” which is a group of thirty authors who are each taking a turn in writing a chapter of an in-progress horror novel.
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