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Spooky season continues with more horror recs

Today Jill is joined by her coworker Rachel and the duo share horror recommendations perfect for spooky season. From post-apocalyptic dystopian tales, to haunted houses and haunted people, there is something for everyone looking to add a little scare into their life.

Books mentioned in this episode:

Nothing But Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw

My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix

Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix

House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski

A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay

The Lost Village by Camilla Sten

The Ruins by Scott Smith

The Return by Rachel Harrison

The Shining by Stephen King

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

World War Z by Max Brooks

Zone One by Colson Whitehead

Love in an Undead Age by A.M. Geever

The Grace Year by Kim Liggett

We Hear Voices by Evie Green

The Hunger by Alma Katsu

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

The Night Stalker by Philip Carlo

Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado

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