“All the Birds in the Sky” by Charlie Jane Anders is our last “witchy” read of the year – and it’s a super fucking weird one. Sci-fi, near-future/alternate-now, with magic, assassins, and talking animals, all rolled up to form a messy story of friendship and growing up.
I think the Goodreads description does the book a real disservice, so if you’re curious, listen to our episode discussion when it comes out on Nov 20! We don’t spoil the story and we try not to reveal many plot points (though of course, judge for yourself).
Next is “A Banquet for Hungry Ghosts: A collection of deliciously frightening tales” by Ying Chang Compestine. This is the first of our “creepiness begins at home” series, in honor of the holidays. It’s a collection of 8 short Chinese horror stories, centered around food, focusing on different aspects of culture or history. The stories are laid out like a menu: appetizers, main courses, desserts. Plus, recipes! (Episode coming early December)
What do you think of our November picks? Have we whet your appetite for year-round spookiness?