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