Staff Picks: Books
Staff-recommended reading from the
Vampires in Fiction or The Undead Next Door
One of the recent popular directions in fiction is to vampire-ize or vamp-up the story line of a classic. Being curious, I decided to do some research to take a more in-depth look at some of the interesting titles in this subject area because I am always on the look-out for unique and quirky book titles. Why you wonder? Just chalk it up to my librarian’s bookish sense of humor.
We’ll begin with a few of the classics for you to enjoy such as Wuthering Bites and Little Vampire Women. Also included are Romeo & Juliet & Vampires, Shakespeare Undead, Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter, and Mr. Darcy, Vampyre. Ok, I know Crouching Vampire, Hidden Fang isn’t a classic but the title just screams "read me"!
The vampire craze also infected children and teen books as well. Just take, for instance, Bunnicula the (supposedly) Vampire Rabbit, and Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series. Don’t forget Sucks to be Me: The All-True Confessions of Mina Hamilton, Teen Vampireas well as A Practical Guide to Vampires, and Eighth Grade Bites!
More titles jumped out at me like Dracula in Love, Dead and Dateless, Love Bites, and You Suck, a Love Story. Hmmm. I was beginning to notice another theme. Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs, Fanged and Fabulous, and Hearts at Stake. Yep, I definitely found another theme.
I even found a holiday title All I Want for Christmas is a Vampire so I guess I have a lot of Late Night reading to sink my teeth into (sorry I just couldn’t help it), and you can too just by checking out these highlighted titles or the Library’s catalog for more vampire fiction. But don’t worry if all these titles suck the daylight out of you, you can always join The Reformed Vampire Support Group for therapy. Happy Reading!
The Undead Next Door