Hello! I'm Kirsty Logan, a writer of novels and short stories. My books are The Gracekeepers, A Portable Shelter, and The Rental Heart & Other Fairytales.

March/April Reads

March/April Reads


I’ve read a lot of books this March and April, but I’ll be honest: they’re mostly Point Horror! I’ve been working on a brand new podcast, Teenage Scream, about Point Horror and other 90s teen horror. I’m absolutely loving it, and it will be launching next month so I’ll post links then.

I have managed to fit in some other reading too, mostly non-fiction. Here are the best books from March and April:

Negotiating With the Dead, Margaret Atwood – I seriously can’t get enough of Atwood’s essays on literature and writing. Her book Strange Things: The Malevolent North in Canadian Literature is one of my favourites, and I loved this almost as much.

Wildflower, Drew Barrymore – Adorable and uplifting. This is the perfect holiday read if you want to stay surface-level and read something quick and sweet.

This Is How, Augusten Burroughs – Loved every page. Similar in spirit to Cheryl Strayed’s Tiny Beautiful Things, but with fewer punches pulled. I’ll be returning to this book again and again.

As If, Blake Morrison – Literary, beautiful, awful. The latest in my pile of thoughtful, insightful true crime (including Robert Kolker’s Lost Girls, Richard Lloyd Parry’s People Who Eat Darkness and James Renner’s True Crime Addict). It’s a genre I love, and I’m always looking for more like this.

Dark Asylum, E.S. Thomson – I’m so in love with the Jem Flockhart series, and I can’t wait for the next one. More queer historical thrillers, please!

Jim Henson’s Storyteller: Witches, Various Authors – Four stories of witches from around the world. Gorgeous art and enthralling narrative. I treasure this book.

Based on a True Story, Delphine de Vigan – I loved this! Misery meets Single White Female. One of the best novels I’ve read so far this year.

The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads, Tim Wu – Well researched, transparently written and compelling. Certainly made me think twice before falling into a clickbait rabbithole.

Super Extra Grande, Yoss – This is the queer Cuban sci-fi you didn’t know you needed in your life.

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1 Response to “March/April Reads”

  1. T M Upchurch says:

    Love Atwood and love crime and horror so will be coming back to this. Reading with my children takes up most of my spare time, so my favourite recent read is HOLES by Louis Sachar (which I loved on lots of levels). Also I’d never read The Bell Jar so read that – wish I’d read it before watching Girl, Interrupted film, though (would have been nice not to have been reminded of anything, if that makes sense).

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