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Book Reviews,  Reading Recommendations

What We’re Reading #48

The Ladies of Horror Fiction team have three more books you might want to add to your tbr piles!

Flowers of Mold by Ha Seong-nan

Praised for her meticulous descriptions and ability to transform the mundanity of everyday life into something strange and unexpected, Ha Seong-nan bursts into the English literary scene with this stunning collection that confirms Korea’s place at the forefront of contemporary women’s writing. From the title story told by a woman suffering from gaps in her memory, to one about a man seeking insight in bags of garbage, to a surreal story about a car salesman and the customer he tries to seduce, The Woman Next Door charms and provokes with an incomparable style.

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Audra’s Teaser Review

One thing that is so important to me in my continuing reading education is exploring writers of color (especially women!) and also books in translation. This book ticks both of those boxes, but beyond that, it is a brilliant collection that should be a classic of world literature.

Read Audra’s entire review at Goodreads.


Breaking the Habit by Yolanda Sfetsos

All Isla wanted to do was enjoy her honeymoon. She was looking forward to relaxing on the beach and enjoying cocktails with the love of her life. Instead, she ends up in the middle of the woods in a cozy cabin, where the past she’s worked so hard to bury can find her. Turning what should be the best night of her life, into a bloody fight to stay alive.

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Emily’s Teaser Review

Breaking the Habit is the first story I’ve read by Yolanda Sfetsos, and I loved it!

Read Emily’s entire review at Goodreads.


Dear Laura by Gemma Amor

Dear Laura by Gemma Amor

Every year, on her birthday, Laura gets a letter from a stranger. That stranger claims to know the whereabouts of her missing friend Bobby, but there’s a catch: he’ll only tell her what he knows in exchange for something…personal.So begins Laura’s sordid relationship with her new penpal, built on a foundation of quid pro quo. Her quest for closure will push her to bizarre acts of humiliation and harm, yet no matter how hard she tries, she cannot escape her correspondent’s demands. The letters keep coming, and as time passes, they have a profound effect on Laura.From the author of Cruel Works of Nature comes a dark and twisted tale about obsession, guilt, and how far a person will go to put her ghosts to bed. 

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Alex’s Teaser Review

This is a fast read but your heard will be racing the whole time. Amor really knocks it out of the park with Dear Laura – 5 stars!!

Read Alex’s entire review at Goodreads.


Thank you for joining us today! We hope you found something to add to your tbr list. Please share your recent reads with us in the comments below.

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