The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager (★★★★☆½)
The suspenseful follow-up to Final Girls tells the story of Emma, another survivor of trauma (Sager’s forte). 15 years after the disappearance of her Camp Nightingale cabin mates, Emma returns to the hoity-toity summer camp to learn what happened to Vivian, Natalie, and Allison all those years ago. Perfect for fans of psychological thrillers, Sager’s latest novel will keep you guessing (and screaming) until the very last page. Adapt this for the big screen, please and thanks.
I Am Not Your Final Girl by Claire C. Holland (★★★★☆)
This debut collection from Claire C. Holland combines two of my favorite things: feminist poetry and fictional final girls. Written in response to the 2016 election and the #MeToo movement (among other unfathomable goings on in the world), Holland’s poems explore the perspective of 40 female horror film survivors throughout the decades. Deeply unapologetic, this debut collection is a fitting tribute to final girls and the society that shapes them.
You by Caroline Kepnes (★★★★★)
Kepnes’ debut thriller is an incredibly disturbing novel about obsession in the social media age, including the unhealthy fixation we have with curating our own online personas. Full disclosure, I should not have enjoyed this dark and deranged novel told in the second person as much as I did. And I especially should not have been rooting for the charming, literary loving stalker/kidnapper/murderer the entire time. But here we are. Insert Sorry Not Sorry joke here.
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Like to look at books in addition to reading them?
Welcome to Bookstagram — sometimes known as Instabook — a hashtag-based portion of Instagram where bibliophiles share their prettiest editions, current reads and monthly book hauls.
While I take fewer pictures in the winter months (mostly because I barely see the sun), you can keep scrolling to check out my very few November and December Bookstagram photos.
Like to judge books by their covers?
Say hello to Bookstagram — alternatively referred to as Instabook — a hashtag-based portion of Instagram where bibliophiles show off their current reads, favorite tomes and book hauls.
While I take far fewer pictures in the latter half of the year (because damn, sunlight is hard to come buy), keep going for the Bookstagram snaps I took in September and October.
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Love looking at gorgeous book covers?
Allow me to introduce you to Bookstagram, a hashtag-based corner of Instagram — also called Instabook — where bibliophiles share their TBR piles, current reads and answer other bookish prompts!
Intrigued? You can check out all my August bookstagram photos below the cut!