Elevation by Stephen King, A Review

#gifted – BOOK REVIEW “Why feel bad about what you couldn’t change? Why not embrace it?” I was kindly gifted a paperback edition of Elevation by Stephen King from @hodderbooks to review! Something is happening to Scott. He doesn’t understand it, neither do his friends. But it’s happening. A story of acceptance, friendship, and making…

Happy New Year! Updates, Reading Goals & Exciting Announcements!

Happy new year everyone! I hope you’ve all had a wonderful time over the festive period! This blog post is about all the things I have in store for The Gothic Bookworm for 2020!   UPDATES Currently reading: My #bookstagram is growing and I am loving the community. I’m taking part in a read-a-long this…

The Small Hand by Susan Hill, A Review

Hi all! I hope you’ve had a fabulous time over the festive period! But there’s always time for a ghost story isn’t there?! Today I’ll be reviewing The Small Hand by Susan Hill. “Coincidence sometimes forms a pleasing symmetry” The Small Hand by Susan Hill is a novella fulled by fear, tragedy, and ghosts. Adam…

Vampire Book Recommendations!

Hi everyone! This is a post I’m passionate about, vampire fiction! I’ve created a list of vampire book recommendations today! This is my last Whitby post of this year! I promise! But I mean, who doesn’t love gothic ruins? I love vampire stories and I’m hoping to read a lot more next year! Here are…

Little Sister Death by William Gay, A Review

Hi everyone, Here’s another spooky review for you! Little Sister Death by William Gay. “ [he] had felt some deep and nameless affinity for the questions that did not have any answers” William Gay’s novel Little Sister Death is a frightening tale full of suspense. The Binder family move to the haunted Beale farm to…

Christmas themed horror book recommendations!

It’s about time my feed felt a little more Christmassy! I’ve put together a little list of horror and gothic books to read at Christmas! Hoping to encourage some last minute inspiration to pick one up over the festive period. Each book is set at Christmas, has a festive feel to it, or is perfect…

The Saturday Night Ghost Club by Craig Davidson, A Review

Hi everyone! It’s my first book review of December! Hooray! Today I’ll be reviewing The Saturday Night Ghost Club by Craig Davidson. “Never wake the dreamers from their dream” The Saturday Night Ghost Club by Craig Davidson has been a bookstagram favourite and I’m glad I finally got around to reading it. Jake, along with…

December TBR

It’s chriiiiiiiiistmaaaaaaas… Well, almost! It’s finally December! I am super excited for the holidays! And I’m also excited for what I’m reading this month! I’m starting with The Saturday Night Ghost Club which is a fave of bookstagram! I’m just over half way and should be done by tomorrow! Over on Insta I’ll be participating…

November Wrap-up!

Hi all! It’s time for my November wrap-up! I’ve really enjoyed my reading this November! I’ve especially enjoyed hosting my #lovecraftedreadalong! Thank you to everyone who took part and posted! I read a LOT of Lovecraft this month and I’m surprised I didn’t get tired of his stories! I’ll definitely space them out in the…

Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff, A review

Hi all! It’s the last week of my #Lovecraftedreadalong and I have to say, I have LOVED IT! One of the last stops is today’s book review, Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff. “Stories are like people… Loving them doesn’t make them perfect. You try to cherish their virtues and overlook their flaws. The flaws are…