October’s “Read Carolina” Book Club Picks!

Our producer Olivia picked out some thrilling fictional reads to get us in the Halloween spirit this month!

This month’s Read Carolina pick is “The Final Girl Support Group” by Grady Hendrix. Lynette Tarkington is a final girl – the sole survivor of two different massacres. Years after facing her killers and losing everyone she ever loved, Lynnette still cannot move on from her past. Neither can the five other women who attend the Final Girl Support Group. When someone in their group is found dead, they realize it’s happening all over again. Only this time, someone is picking off the final girls until the ultimate final girl is left. Inspired by classic 80’s films such as “Nightmare on Elm Street,” “Scream,” and “Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” this author gives those campy horror tropes a modern day twist. Fast paced, terrifying, and unique, with a little bit of humor, this is the perfect book to get you into the Halloween spirit.

The honorable mention this month goes to “The Maidens” by Alex Michaelides. Mariana is a brilliant therapist with a troubled past. And she is absolutely certain that Edward Fosca is a murderer…even if he has an alibi and she can’t prove it. He’s the Greek tragedy professor at Cambridge University who is beloved by all his students – particularly the members of his secret society of female students known as The Maidens. Mariana is just looking out for her niece Zoe, who’s a student at the school. But as the bodies pile up, Mariana’s obsession with the case threatens to destroy her career, her relationships, and it may cost her her life. A suspenseful thriller written by an author so masterful at misdirection you truly will not see the ending coming, this is yet another spooktacular read.

You can purchase “The Final Girl Support Group” at Amazon or Barnes and Noble. You can also find “The Maidens” at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. If you join our monthly book club, please let us know what you think!