Tuesday, 3 July 2012
Top Ten Tuesday
Top Ten Books for People Who Liked X Author
If you like Stephen King, you might like:
1. Dracula by Bram Stoker- I literally know nothing about horror novels beyond Stephen King, but I read Dracula last year and it was extremely awesome, and also, I know it inspired 'Salem's Lot in all kinds of ways, so there's that.
2. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley- Because, whilst it's mildly scary and peril-ish, it also deals with the emotional side of things in a way that Stephen King often does too. And it's sort of awesome.
3. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins- Ok, hear me out, because even though this is all mystery rather than horror, it's definitely a bit creepy and uneasy making and well, utterly amazing. And basically I just want everyone to read it, so go and do that!
If you like Margaret Atwood, you might like:
4. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley- Clearly I've only read Atwood dystopias, but this is kind of a great one that I think remains relevant today. Or I did when I read it years ago...
5. 1984 by George Orwell- You know. Another dystopia and all that. And also, it's terrifying. Like The Handmaid's Tale
If you like Nora Ephron, you might like:
6. Bill Bryson- Because they both have the knack of making the everyday hilarious, and of being awesome. Damn, I'm sad about Nora...
7. How To Be A Woman by Caitlin Moran- See: Hilarious. And amazing.
8. Girls- Lena Dunham is like in LOVE with Nora Ephron, and I think that sometimes comes through in her tv series. And it's awesome so you should just watch it anyway.
And if you liked The Help by Kathryn Stockett:
Then there's really no hope for you. I recommend therapy, OR if you really want to read about the 'black experience' in America, then go for The Color Purple by Alice Walker, or I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou.