Spooky Season 2022

It's one of our favourite times of year: spooky season! Unlike last year, when we grouped our horror by genre, this year it's just a bunch of different styles of horror all piled together. We have some literary (Motherthing), some pastoral (The Honeys), some historical gothic (The Wild Hunt)... something for everyone! And make sure... Continue Reading →

Read This Next – Haunted Places

Notes from the fall 2020 edition of Read This Next. Watch this and past episodes on the TBPL Facebook page or YouTube channel. Visit our online catalogue to place holds on these titles. Not sure how to place holds? Visit this Guide for details. Haunted House Classics The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson:... Continue Reading →

Spookygirl: Paranormal Investigator by Jill Baguchinski / The Dead Girls Detective Agency by Suzy Cox

So I recently read both these books, and they have a lot in common - stereotypical high school situations with some light bullying, self-consciously “outsider” girl investigators who mock the jocks and cheerleaders, and of course, ghostly interference. However, our heroine in Spookygirl talks to ghosts, while the ones in The Dead Girl Detective Agency... Continue Reading →

Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella

A co-worker said to me “You’ll like this book. There’s a ghost in it”. She was wrong. I didn’t like it. I *loved* it.  When Lara Lington’s great Aunt Sadie passes away her parents force her to attend the funeral. It’s a small gathering, very small. When you die at 105 you haven’t a lot... Continue Reading →

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