A Bundle of Books Posts

Title: Mexican Gothic

Author: Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Publisher: Del Rey

Publication Date: 30 June 2020

Genre: Horror; Historical Fiction

Where To Purchase: TakealotExclusive BooksBook Depository


Content & Trigger Warnings: Graphic violence, possession, suicide, murder, gore, body horror, drugging, family and child deaths, sexism, racism, incest and sexual assault.

*I received this book as an ARC from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

**Owing to the often graphic nature of this novel, I would not recommend it to readers under the age of 16

As some of you may know, I have a degree in English literature and during the course of my studies, I was exposed to a lot of literary fiction and classics. I read texts from Chaucer all the way to Margaret Atwood and thoroughly enjoyed every moment (give or take a couple of epic poems). Eventually, I had the privilege of reading Emily and Charlotte Brontë’s incredible novels Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre, two of my favourite books of all time. Their stories are considered gothic owing to the intense emotions, dark happenings, and strange occurrences that take place in them. I loved the eerie tones and colourful characters of each novel and recommend both to everyone I know. So, when I came across Mexican Gothic, I knew I had to give it a try.

It’s clear that 2020 has been one hell of an interesting year so far, what with the world being on the verge of WWIII and consumed by a global pandemic in a matter of three months. With all the chaos, uncertainty, and fear going around, it can be difficult to focus on continuing life as ‘normally’ as possible. We all have our own way of coping during these times, but once again I find solace in the comfort of reading! We may be nearly halfway through 2020, but that doesn’t mean that my annual reading challenge can’t make a comeback, especially now. Here are the mini-goals I have set for my reading challenge this year!

I am a strong believer in the idea that money is never wasted on books. Books encourage creativity and a passion for knowledge, becoming vessels that simultaneously entertain and educate us. All books are valuable in some way, whether they be fiction or non-fiction, and so supporting writers whose books we love is so important in expressing the meaning their work has in our lives. We all have writers we consider to be our favourites and, as such, we wait in eager anticipation for their latest book to be released fully aware that it will bring us joy. Personally, I’m the type of reader that when I fall in love with an author, I not only want to read every book they’ve written, but I also want to support their art by buying their books. You do not necessarily have to support your favourite author in a monetary way, but it is the strongest indicator that their work is well-received as you are contributing to the success of their book and thus increasing their chances of writing another one! Today, I’d like to share a few authors whose books I automatically purchase because I love their stories immensely and want to support their work. It doesn’t matter what the book is about, I will still buy it because the author has ceased to disappoint me in the past! Here are my top three auto-buy authors!