This week’s guest is Jennifer Pai, a reader with a particular soft spot for anything that might be called spooky. Whether it’s thrilling suspense, witchy fantasy, or outright horror, she’s here for it.
In today’s episode we’re chatting about atmospheric reads, sleeper hits, gleefully enjoying books other people hate, and I’m matching her with perfect October reads to pair with a comfy blanket and mug of hot cider.
Let’s get to it!
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Books mentioned in this episode:
● The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne
● 50 Shades of Grey, by E. L. James
♥ Practical Magic, by Alice Hoffman
● I Am, I Am, I Am, by Maggie O’Farrell
♥ The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern
● The Starless Sea, by Erin Morgenstern
♥ We Have Always Lived in the Castle, by Shirley Jackson
● The Haunting of Hill House, by Shirley Jackson
● The Lottery and Other Stories, by Shirley Jackson
▵ The Notebook, by Nicholas Sparks
● Coraline, by Neil Gaiman
● Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier
● Jamaica Inn, by Daphne du Maurier
● The Birds and Other Stories, by Daphne du Maurier
● A Discovery of Witches, by Deborah E. Harkness
● The Thirteenth Tale, by Diane Setterfield
● The Distant Hours, by Kate Morton
● The Gown, by Jennifer Robson
● The Little Stranger, by Sarah Waters
● The Turn of the Screw, by Henry James
● The Walking Dead TV show
What do YOU think Jennifer should read next?
Tell us all about your favorite spooky October reads in the comments!