We are so close to Friday I can taste it.
Welcome to another book prompt loves!! The Thursday Discussion is a book prompt started by Ally Writes Things. Each Thursday we get a different prompt to write about! Last week we discussed Favorite Books by Women Authors and this week we have the opposite.
Favorite Books by Male Authors
Look, I can’t go back to sleep and I have work in 2 hours so lmao no big intro let’s get it.
This is one of my all time favorite books and probably one of my top 5 movies. I read this book to TATTERS and re-read it again and again without losing interest. Clarice is one of my favorite characters in book history and yes, I know he eats people but Hannibal…What a bad ass villain. We will not get into the disappointment that the next book in this series was, let’s just consider this as a kick ass stand alone.
I was a huge Stephen King fan when I was in high school. I devoured his books one by one and there wasn’t a day where you wouldn’t find one clutched in my hand. I love a lot of King’s novels but I’ve always felt that his anthologies are the best. They’re short, bittersweet, and leave a long lasting impression on you. Full Dark, No Stars might not be the best book of short stories he has but it is poignant. Also, the name is hella cool.
The Sea Was a Fair Master by Calvin Demmer
Absolutely cannot sing my praises about this horror anthology. One of my favorites of the year and Calvin is now one of my authors to look out for whenever he has a new release.
I wrote a review of his book below:
This is a detective manga that I found out about years ago through my local library I believe. If you’ve ever watched Case Closed I believe you would greately enjoy this manga series. Kindaichi is a detective who gets embroiled in some grusome cases. A top notch detective manga.
Will not ever stop singing my praises about this amazing, trippy novel. Read this with my book club one month and it BLEW ME AWAY. A dash of fantasy, a sprinkle of murder mystery, a BUCKET FULL of magical realism. I’m in.
Plus PLAGUE DOCTORS? I…am in love.
I realized how much I loved reading when I read this book. Still one of my favorites to this day, I remember reading this in 4th grade and being stunned as a child. I really cannot wait to read this with my daughter, it’s truly such a special book.
Last but not least we have..
Terrifying and funny. I need to do a recent reread of this novel because it’s honestly great. The movie is even better!! Even though it too scared/scares the hell out of me. A definite must read.
There we go! I have to admit I do not read a lot of male authors. I stick to mostly women but these books and authors have had a profound impact in my life and I hope you enjoyed reading about it!
Have you read any of these? Thoughts? What about favorite books by men of your own? Let me know in the comments and happy day before Friday!