Justus is our resident Canuck, and, while she reads widely, most of her shelf-talkers have been appearing in our Horror section as of late.
Author Silvia Moreno-Garcia has stripped vampires of their tired tropes and infused them with new life and horror—Certain Dark Things revels in the monstrous diversity of these horrifying creatures. Set in Mexico City, the story is rich in imaginative, gritty detail and rooted in Mexican and Aztec cultures and mythology. Even if you don't like vampires, it's a captivating read!
Original and inventive fashion from around the world—these men defy convention and expectation with artistic and inspiring results.
This is the book every artist and creative person needs to own. It will centre you when you feel off-balance and inspire you when you need support.
You've probably heard it takes 10,000 hours to become a master of any activity, right? But what should those hours look like? And what do you need to do to meet the standard of deliberate practice? The Little Book of Talent is one of the best books you could have by your side as you get started.
In this extraordinary book, Sarah Helm offers a biography of Hitler's concentration camp for women, but Helm goes beyond what simply happened. Ravensbrück does not only recount events. Instead, Helm tells the history of this part of the Holocaust with stories about those who were sent to the camp and those who ran it. Helm brings to light the unimaginable abuse and suffering, but moves past the atrocities to chronicle the lives of the women, both the Nazi staff and the regime's victims—a horrifying history.
I love everything about this book. It's courageous, rebellious, inspiring, and so full of joy it shines. Get a copy for yourself and one to share with a sassy, stylish friend who knows (or needs to remember) that creativity has no age limit.