Monday, November 28, 2011

A Bloody Good Book for the Holidays - Book List 2011

I've never been normal, so why start now? I'm sharing my dark and twisted holiday reads with you. Some I've read and some are new to me and sound fangtastic! Enjoy! I know there's something for everyone on this list. Tis the season for giving! And books make great gifts.

1) Shock Totem: Holiday Tales of the Macabre and Twisted 2011 - The perfect magazine for the perfect gift. Chockful of great authors from Shock Totem!

2) Christmas Trees and Monkeys: Collected Horror Stories, Volume 1 by Daniel G. Keohane - Just because I love the title. Have to read this one.   

3) The Twelve Frights of Christmas edited by Charles Waugh, Isaac Asimov, and Martin H. Greenberg - Have to get this one as well. Any Greenberg collection is worth the read. 

4) A Christmas Carol of the Living Dead - A Zombie Holiday Tale by good ole Charles Dickens and Rebecca Brock - I'm sure the zombies punch this classic up a bit!       

5) The Twelve Terrors of Christmas written by John Updike and illustrated by Edward Gorey - Who doesn't love a little Gorey for the holidays?

6) The Nightmare Before Christmas by Tim Burton - An instant holiday classic at my house.

7) Christmas is Dead...Again edited by Anthony Giangregorio - A collection of shorts from Living Dead Press. Sounds promising!

8) Christmas Ghosts: A Collection of Spooky Tales for a Winter's Eve edited by Bob Underdown - Includes shorts by Charles Dickens, Louisa May Alcott, and more.

9) Burn, Christmas! Burn!! by Brian Gage - An illustrated satire for any office worker or disgruntled elf.

10) The Undead That Saved Christmas edited by Lyle Perez-Tinics - An illustrated selection of shorts -- ALL ZOMBIE!!!

11) A Vampire Christmas Carol by Sarah Gray - See, there are vampires too!

12) Wolfsbane and Mistletoe edited by Charlaine Harris and Toni L .P. Kelner -  This one I've read. It's great!

As always, happy reading and happy writing to all!


shah wharton said...

Oh I'm sharing this post - EXCELLENT selection - I'm so hunting down 12, 8 and 4 (no nec in that order:P)Cheers Nora X

I have a great guest post up today: if you get a minute :D

Erin O'Riordan said...

Great list! I've enjoyed a few Greenberg anthologies, too.

Nora B. Peevy said...

I was inspired. :) Anyone who wants to send me a book from the list, feel free. ;)