Feb 20

Goodreads 2016 Choice Awards Horror

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Another Monday, another Genre from the Goodreads 2016 Choice Awards. If you’ve missed previous weeks here are the genres I’ve already featured:

Debut Goodreads Authors



Food & Cookbooks

Graphic Novels & Comics

Historical Fiction

History & Biography 

Today’s genre is Horror. This is not a genre I enjoy in either book or movies. I’m too much of a sissy to enjoy them. There are sometimes exceptions to this, though. If you enjoy this genre, I hope this list helps you find your next must read book. 


  1. 24690 (24690 #1) by A.A. Dark

  2. A Time of Torment (Charlie Parker #14) by John Connolly

  3. Disappearance at Devil’s Rock by Paul Tremblay

  4. Extinction End (The Extinction Cycle #5) by Nicholas Sansbury Smith

  5. Fellside by M.R. Carey

  6. Grunge (Monster Hunter Memoirs #1) by Larry Correia

  7. Ink and Bone by Lisa Unger

  8. Kill Switch (Joe Ledger #8) by Jonathan Maberry

  9. Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff

  10. Mr. Splitfoot by Samantha Hunt

  11. My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix

  12. Over Your Dead Body (John Cleaver #5) by Dan Wells

  13. The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle

  14. The Butterfly Garden (The Collector #1) by Dot Hutchison

  15. The City of Mirrors (The Passage #3) by Justin Cronin

  16. The Fireman by Joe Hill

  17. The Last Days of Jack Sparks by Jason Arnopp

  18. The Nightmare Stacks (Laundry Files #7) by Charles Stross

  19. The Visitor (Graveyard Queen #4) by Amanda Stevens

  20. Wicked Little Words by Stevie J. Cole

While I don’t always read horror books there are a few I want to check out. I want to check out My Best Friends Exorcism and The Butterfly Garden. Here are the summaries of both.

My Best Friends Exorcism:

A heartwarming story of friendship and demonic possession. The year is 1988. High school sophomores Abby and Gretchen have been best friends since fourth grade. But after an evening of skinny-dipping goes disastrously wrong, Gretchen begins to act…different. She’s moody. She’s irritable. And bizarre incidents keep happening whenever she’s nearby. Abby’s investigation leads her to some startling discoveries—and by the time their story reaches its terrifying conclusion, the fate of Abby and Gretchen will be determined by a single question: Is their friendship powerful enough to beat the devil? Like an unholy hybrid of Beaches and The Exorcist, My Best Friend’s Exorcism blends teen angst, adolescent drama, unspeakable horrors, and a mix of ’80s pop songs into a pulse-pounding supernatural thriller.

The Butterfly Garden:

Near an isolated mansion lies a beautiful garden.

In this garden grow luscious flowers, shady trees…and a collection of precious “butterflies”—young women who have been kidnapped and intricately tattooed to resemble their namesakes. Overseeing it all is the Gardener, a brutal, twisted man obsessed with capturing and preserving his lovely specimens.

When the garden is discovered, a survivor is brought in for questioning. FBI agents Victor Hanoverian and Brandon Eddison are tasked with piecing together one of the most stomach-churning cases of their careers. But the girl, known only as Maya, proves to be a puzzle herself.

As her story twists and turns, slowly shedding light on life in the Butterfly Garden, Maya reveals old grudges, new saviors, and horrific tales of a man who’d go to any length to hold beauty captive. But the more she shares, the more the agents have to wonder what she’s still hiding…

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Hi, I’m Gina and owner of this blog. I'm married with numerous nieces and a nephews. I live in the Pittsburgh PA area. To work with me for a review for you, contact me at: gina@ginaslibrary.info

1 comment

  1. Deb E

    I’m not a huge fan or reading horror either. I’ve cut back on watching the scary shows before bed too since they seems to be giving me nightmares, lol. Lots of blood and guts in my nightmares–I don’t need! Thinking happy thoughts at bed time now.

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