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hello, thanks for checking out my books page. i write reviews for the horror novels i read at over at the horror corner, but here i will be talking about all of the other books i've read/will read that are not  horror.

unread books on my bookshelf :


- Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls by Mary Pipher
- The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales by Oliver Sacks
- The Medicine Cabinet of Curiosities by Nick Bakalar
- Lucky by Alice Sebold
- The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

(non-horror) fiction:

- Shit Cassandra Saw by Gwen E. Kirby
- Breasts and Eggs by Meiko Kawakami
- I Am a Cat by Natsume Sōseki
- Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
- The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
- The Girl in the Dunes by Kobo Abe
- The Face of Another by Kobo Abe
- IQ84 by Haruki Murakami
- Norweigan Wood by Haruki Murakami
- The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Marakami
- The Memory Police by Yōko Ogawa
- No Longer Human by Osamu Dazai
- Naked Lunch by William S. Boroughs
- The Enormous Room by E. E. Cummings
- Watership Down by Richard Adams
- A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
- The Wanting Seed  by Anthony Burgess
- The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
- Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
- If We Were Villains by M. L. Rio
- The Aosawa Murders by Riku Onda
- Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
- The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

DNF (did not finish):

- Lolita by Vladmir Nabokov (just did not want to keep reading about CSA, no plans to read it in the future)
- On the Road by Jack Kerouac (i know he's an icon of the beat era but i just didn't like the book and didn't feel like reading it after a certain point)
- Post Office by Charles Bukowski (in the words of Modest Mouse, "Who would wanna be such an asshole?")
- A Pale View of Hills by Kazuo Ishiguro (very slow-paced read, but i do plan to finish it eventually)
- Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach (this is the only book I ever tried to read as an audiobook before I realized I don't like audiobooks. I recently bought a used paperback copy and will read it someday)
- Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America by Robert Whitaker (will probably pick back up eventually)
- Haunted  by Chuck Palaniuk (honestly don't remember why I stopped reading this back in high school but I'll start it over again eventually)
- The Pact by Sharon J. Bolton (dropped this one because I just wasn't getting into it, but I'll probably come back to it)
- The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides (also wasn't getting into this one, but I've heard very good things so I'll pick it back up soon)
- Dune Messiah by Frank Herbert (started this directly after finishing Dune and i just got burnt out on Herbert's writing style, but i will come back to it in the future)

books I'd like to write about :

The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold
      "A woman steps over the line into the unthinkable in this brilliant, powerful, and unforgettable new novel by the author of The Lovely Bones and Lucky.
      For years Helen Knightly has given her life to others: to her haunted mother, to her enigmatic father, to her husband and now grown children. When she finally crosses a terrible boundary, her life comes rushing in at her in a way she never could have imagined. Unfolding over the next twenty-four hours, this searing, fast-paced novel explores the complex ties between mothers and daughters, wives and lovers, the meaning of devotion, and the line between love and hate.
      It is a challenging, moving, gripping story, written with the fluidity and strength of voice that only Alice Sebold can bring to the page."

Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
      "Kafka on the Shore, a tour de force of metaphysical reality, is powered by two remarkable characters: a teenage boy, Kafka Tamura, who runs away from home either to escape a gruesome oedipal prophecy or to search for his long-missing mother and sister; and an aging simpleton called Nakata, who never recovered from a wartime affliction and now is drawn toward Kafka for reasons that, like the most basic activities of daily life, he cannot fathom. Their odyssey, as mysterious to them as it is to us, is enriched throughout by vivid accomplices and mesmerizing events. Cats and people carry on conversations, a ghostlike pimp employs a Hegel-quoting prostitute, a forest harbors soldiers apparently unaged since World War II, and rainstorms of fish (and worse) fall from the sky. There is a brutal murder, with the identity of both victim and perpetrator a riddle—yet this, along with everything else, is eventually answered, just as the entwined destinies of Kafka and Nakata are gradually revealed, with one escaping his fate entirely and the other given a fresh start on his own."

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
      "Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, reporter Camille Preaker faces a troubling assignment: she must return to her tiny hometown to cover the unsolved murder of a preteen girl and the disappearance of another. For years, Camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or to the half-sister she barely knows: a beautiful thirteen-year-old with an eerie grip on the town. Now, installed in her old bedroom in her family's Victorian mansion, Camille finds herself identifying with the young victims—a bit too strongly. Dogged by her own demons, she must unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past if she wants to get the story—and survive this homecoming."

book updates
currently reading: Little Heaven by Nick Cutter

7.11.23 - finished Lullaby by Chuck Palahniuk
7.5.23 - finished Terminal Park by Gary J. Shipley
6.19.23 - finished Manhunt by Gretchen Felker-Martin
6.02.23 - finished Birthday by Koji Suzuki
5.31.23 - finished The Lost World by Michael Crichton
5.20.23 - finished The Troop by Nick Cutter
4.20.23 - finished Loop by Koji Suzuki
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