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Member: affie

Book tastes

I enjoy dark and creepy stories, or mysterious and macabre moods. But I still want it to have a good or happy ending. I love cthulhu and similar styles of stories, like creepy and haunting and where people go mad. One of my favourite books is the bone key by Sarah monette, I love the style and writing and would love to read something similar. I would love to get more books with supernatural elements, be it just a little or the core of the book. Some cosy mysteries with a supernatural twist would be pretty nice. I don't mind romance in my stories, but prefer m/m over straight romance.

Don't get this!

Non-fiction, religious books, erotica, books in unfinished series, books with sad or unhappy endings, nothing based on true story, teen drama.

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Santa: Select books from Book Depository

Store: Book Depository (http://www.bookdepository.com)

Amount to spend: $50 USD

aventinus's picks so far.

9780199674893https://www.bookdepository.com/Collected-Ghost-Stories-M-R-James/9780199674893?ref=grid-view&qid=1543776070378&sr=1-2Collected Ghost Stories12.70
9780765387868https://www.bookdepository.com/Ballad-Black-Tom-Victor-Lavalle/9780765387868?ref=pd_detail_1_sims_b_p2p_1The Ballad of Black Tom13.23
9780752881676https://www.bookdepository.com/Thirteenth-Tale-Diane-Setterfield/9780752881676?ref=grid-view&qid=1543779421948&sr=1-1The Thirteenth Tale10.75
9780143105596https://www.bookdepository.com/White-People-Other-Weird-Stories-Arthur-Machen/9780143105596?ref=pd_detail_1_sims_b_p2p_1The White People and Other Weird Stories11.64

Secret Santa

affie's Secret Santa is aventinus. Help aventinus pick the right book.


Bowerbirds-Library: For a little bit of the 'Gothic', I would suggest 'The Collected ghost Stories of M.R.James'. In the same theme are 'The Ghost Stories of E.F.Benson.

The Mysterious Mr Quin by Agatha Christie may also be of interest for this person. (Thu, 29 Nov 2018 07:37:45 -0500)

aventinus: Alternative titles:

1) The Fifth Season - N. K. Jemisin

2) Ghost Stories: Selected and Introduced by Mark Gatiss - E.F. Benson

3) Uprooted - Naomi Novik (Sun, 02 Dec 2018 16:28:53 -0500)

aventinus: I confess I haven't read mystery and fantasy books for ages, so picking books for you have been a challenge. There's a title in my wishlist that could match your tastes. It is "The Lottery and Other Stories" by Shirley Jackson. However, while I was checking your library I noticed you gave only two starts to other work by that same writer. Therefore, I discarded it.

In the end, I decided to go for a selection mixing modern and classic authors. You will find short stories as well as novels. Anyways, I had a lot of fun picking out, and looking for books for you. I sincerely hope that you enjoy them!

Happy Holidays!

Josep (Thu, 06 Dec 2018 14:02:59 -0500)

lorannen: Done. (Tue, 11 Dec 2018 01:25:37 -0500)

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