Booking Through Thursday

Booking Through ThursdayBooking Through Thursday asks — I was wanting to try a certain author and wished I knew someone who had read her works so I could get a recommendation when it occurred to me that having a “YOU ask the question” Booking Through Thursday might be fun. Each participant could ask a question they’ve wanted to discuss with other readers. Perhaps, like me, you’d like a recommendation of a certain author’s best work, or perhaps you LOVE a certain genre or series but no one else you know does and you’d just like to discuss it with someone. Or perhaps you want to try a new genre and would like recommendations from seasoned readers.

Hmm…the possibilities are endless but I am going to limit myself to a single topic. And that topic is — vampires. I like vampire stories but I tend to stick with the classics and a few interesting new releases but I would like something off the beaten path. Halloween is approaching and a good vampire book would be the perfect read this month. I know a lot of people have read Charlaine Harris’s southern vampire mysteries but I don’t know much about the series so I haven’t picked any up, mostly because I don’t know where to start and there’s a ton of books. Even beyond that though, I’d like something different, dark, sinister, intriguing, and interesting. And PLEASE, do not mention Twilight. I have nothing against the books, I’ve read them, but I don’t really get it so anything but that. 🙂

If it helps, here’s what I’ve read:

Dracula by Bram Stoker

The Strain by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan

Mr. Darcy, Vampyre by Amanda Grange

Dracula the Undead by Dacre Stoker and Ian Holt

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova


6 thoughts on “Booking Through Thursday

  1. Wow, I was just going to suggest the Dracula the Undead one, but you beat me to it. I just got my review copy of it, and am rereading bits from Dracula to refresh my memory before reading the new one. Did you like it?

    I’m a fan of vampire stories myself, and definitely do not like anything related to vampire hunting etc.
    I tried Charlaine Harris’ first book of the Sookie Stackhouse series and I thought it was “OK” but really didn’t do much for me. Twilight was cute, but again didn’t really WOW me, and I haven’t read subsequent books from either author. I admit though, I am a big Anne Rice fan, and loved reading her vampire stories the best of all of her writings. Have you ever read any by her?

    • Did I like Dracula The Undead? It was OK but since you’re reading it now, I will say no more but I’d like to know what you think of it in the end. I’ve tried Anne Rice books but I never finish them. I don’t know what it is but I can’t get into the characters. Maybe I need to try again. Thanks!

  2. I don’t really have any recommendations because I don’t read vampire books. The only books I can think of that I’ve read with vampires in them are the Anne Rice books, and I’m sure you’re probably looking for something different than that.

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