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Spooky Season Book Recommendations + Under the Radar Literary Fiction


Renee shares three books that she thinks deserve way more love in the online book community, Bookstagram and BookTok specifically. Then Emma gives a few horror, thriller, and spooky recommendations just in time for fall.

Books mentioned by Renee: 

The Beauty of Your Face by Sahar Mustafah

The Rib King by Ladee Hubbard

The House of Deep Water by Jeni McFarland

Books mentioned for Spooky Season : 

Ring Shout, P. Djèlí Clark

Night of the Mannequins, Stephen Graham Jones

Mapping the Interior, Stephen Graham Jones

The Only Good Indians, Stephen Graham Jones

My Heart is a Chainsaw, Stephen Graham Jones

Nothing But Blackened Teeth, Cassandra Khaw

Taaqtumi, Compiled by Neil Christopher

Lobizona, Romina Garber

Cazadora, Romina Garber

Cemetery Boys, Aiden Thomas

The Devourers, Indra Das

Certain Dark Things, Silvia Moreno-Garcia

They All Fall Down: A Thriller, Rachel Howzell Hall

And Now She’s Gone, Rachel Howzell Hall

These Toxic Things: A Thriller, Rachel Howzell Hall

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, Holly Jackson

Good Girl, Bad Blood: The Sequel to a Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, Holly Jackson

As Good as Dead: The Finale to a Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, Holly Jackson

The Taking of Jake Livingston, Ryan Douglass

The Year of the Witching, Alexis Henderson

Blood like Magic, Liselle Sambury

Sorrowland, Rivers Solomon

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This episode was edited by Phalin Oliver and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people.Original music by @iam.onyxrose

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