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Book cover of The Department of Truth

Scott Brooks Author Of And There We Were and Here We Are

From Scott's 3 favorite reads in 2023.

Who am I?

Author Theatre lover New Yorker Dad Playwright Reader

Scott's 3 favorite reads in 2023

Scott Brooks Why did Scott love this book?

As a writer, I have sworn to read all over the place and try to get out of my comfort zone as much as possible. I also believe that great stories lie in waiting in many places in many forms. (The Last of Us, a video game, was the source material for one of the best HBO series last year.) For a long while I thought I should probably explore the banquet of great work being done in comics and graphic novels.

(Writers note: If you want to learn a lot about plotting and economical storytelling, Frank Miller's Batman comics are a great place to start.)

I was so lucky to have picked up The Department of Truth from the line at the register at Forbidden Planet here in New York City. It is a fever dream of conspiracy madness that slowly unwinds what we believe is the…

By James Tynion IV,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked The Department of Truth as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it. This book is for kids age 16, and 17.

What is this book about?

COLE TURNER has studied conspiracy theories all his life, but he isn't prepared for what happens when he discovers that all of them are true: the JFK Assassination, Flat Earth Theory, Bigfoot, Mothman, and so much worse. One organization has been covering them up for generations, controlling the narrative for what they claim is the greater good.

What is the deep, dark secret behind the Department of Truth-and will learning it destroy Cole's life from the inside out?

The first three arcs of the critically acclaimed series by Eisner Award-winning writer JAMES TYNION IV (Something is Killing the Children, The…


Book cover of The Weakest One There Is

Mya Chavis Author Of A Sovereign Pursuit: Stolen Justice Redeemed

From my list on comic fiction having you on the edge of your seat.

Who am I?

Creatively formulating, cultivating, and producing high-quality fiction “masterpieces” is what I was destined to do. The art of writing is a “gift & passion” that runs rapidly through my veins. Propelled through an obitual love of reading adventurous tales and storytelling as a young child my writing voyage has expanded to writing poetry, monologues, and screen writing. Combining all imaginative inspired gifts and talents refined by a burning passion to communicate prolific narrations like no other author can. Inspirational, impactful authors that paved the way for me to be here are Maya Angelou, Roald Dahl, Theodor Seuss Geisel, Levar Burton, and Nikki Giovanni.

Mya's book list on comic fiction having you on the edge of your seat

Mya Chavis Why did Mya love this book?

The Incredible Hulk was not only an inspiration to me but also a “martyr for Change” in my opinion.

The honest reason why I enjoyed reading Al Ewing books is that I was bullied as a child in the same aspect as “the Hulk”.

Fighting battles on both sides of the spectrum internally and externally. He proved himself not to be a reckless monster of sort but a man possessing exceptional powers that was willing to smash to pieces anything that stood in his way of triumph.

He in this book exudes a fighter-type energy that will make you want to “Smash Things to Pieces” along with him. His isolated, broken existence was only fuel to the fire propelling him into a courageous, fearless relenting superhero.

Never surrendering, never throwing in the towel. Immortal Hulk, Vol. 9: The Weakest One There Is, is a masterpiece, a showpiece of success that…

By Al Ewing, Joe Bennett (illustrator),

Why should I read it?

1 author picked The Weakest One There Is as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

Collects Immortal Hulk (2018) #41-45. It's the rematch everybody wanted - but not like this! The Hulk is broken, friendless and hunted, a shadow of his former self. But there's nothing like the real Thing! What will happen when Ben Grimm enters the world of the Immortal Hulk? As the year comes to an end, costs are counted - by Jackie McGee, Eugene Judd…and Samuel Sterns. All the Leader's plans have come together in what may be his greatest triumph! But will that be enough…or will the horrific One Below All still claim his due? Plus: The U-Foes are here…


Book cover of Skin Game

Wayne Thomas Batson Author Of Dreamtreaders

From my list on fantasy with a unique ingredient or twist.

Who am I?

I believe with all of my heart that each one of us was created with two achingly powerful inner drives: 1) the longing for new worlds and 2) the desperate urge to do something meaningful. I simply could never believe that human beings are all simply cosmic accidents produced by some sort of cosmic casino. I believe God created people and gave us each an instinct to seek our true home. The books I write—all 22 of them—are tales of flawed individuals, thrown into unexpected, life-changing events, and given the chance to journey through many astoundingly lush worlds, all in an effort to do the seemingly impossible.

Wayne's book list on fantasy with a unique ingredient or twist

Wayne Thomas Batson Why did Wayne love this book?

Harry Dresden is a detective in modern day Chicago. He’s also a wizard.

Jim Butcher twists the fantasy genre by setting the story in modern times but creating an international subculture of vampires, Sidhe, archangels, demons, bigfoot, and pretty much any other mysterious bit of folklore. Heck, you’ll even meet Hades!

This series has hooked me from the beginning but not just because of all the mystical, cool, fantasy, creepy, awesomeness. It’s the cast of characters that connect so deeply with me. In Skin Game, Harry begins to fear that the use of his power is changing him, turning him into something of a monster. In a sense, he’s questioning his humanity and his heart.

I have gone through this self-exploration so many times. When I read Skin Games, I found myself in tears because Harry’s plight so closely connected with my own. It was deeply encouraging. Oh, and by…

By Jim Butcher,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Skin Game as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, is about to have a very bad day. As Winter Knight to the Queen of Air and Darkness, Harry never knows what the scheming Mab might want him to do. Usually, it's something awful.

This time, it's worse than that. Mab's involved Harry in a smash-and-grab heist run by one of his most despised enemies to recover the literal Holy Grail from the vaults of the greatest treasure horde in the world - which belongs to the one and only Hades, Lord of the Underworld.

Dresden's always been tricky, but he's going to have…


Book cover of Where Bigfoot Walks: Crossing the Dark Divide

Bruce Hunt Author Of Visiting Small-Town Florida

From Bruce's 3 favorite reads in 2023.

Who am I?

Author Photographer Traveler

Bruce's 3 favorite reads in 2023

Bruce Hunt Why did Bruce love this book?

I’ll admit, I was drawn to Where Bigfoot Walks because of “Bigfoot” in the title. And while Pyle cites Bigfoot as an impetus for his expedition, this book is really about his choice to commit to an extensive solo hike through the “Dark Divide” wilderness region in southwestern Washington State, between Mount Rainer and Mount Adams.

Pyle is not a bigfoot expert, but rather a lepidopterist: an expert on butterflies and moths, and he spends quite a bit of time on the hike finding and studying a variety of those that he comes across.

Ultimately, this book is about introspection and how his adventure impacted Pyle’s life perspective. It is a very personal read, and I felt great empathy for him.

By Robert Michael Pyle,

Why should I read it?

2 authors picked Where Bigfoot Walks as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

The inspiration for the film The Dark Divide starring David Cross and Debra Messing, one of America’s most esteemed natural history writers takes to the hills in search of Bigfoot―and finds the wildness within ourselves.

Awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to investigate the legends of Sasquatch, Yale-trained ecologist Dr. Robert Pyle treks into the unprotected wilderness of the Dark Divide near Mount St. Helens, where he discovers both a giant fossil footprint and recent tracks. On the trail of what he thought was legend, he searches out Indians who tell him of an outcast tribe, the Seeahtiks, who had not fully…


Book cover of The Search for Big Foot: Monster, Myth or Man?

Ernest Solar Author Of Spirit of Sasquatch

From my list on believing in Bigfoot.

Who am I?

I have been fascinated by the subject of Bigfoot ever since I was a child when my father drove through West Virginia and told me to search the woods for the elusive creature. From that point forward I wanted to spend as much time in the forest as I could. Over the years I have developed a fondness for the wild, the trees, and nature. For the past ten years, I’ve traveled around the country searching for Bigfoot in Washington, New Mexico, Colorado, Montana, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. The searches may have been hit or miss, but more importantly, I was able to experience the wonders and beauty of the wild forest.

Ernest's book list on believing in Bigfoot

Ernest Solar Why did Ernest love this book?

For me, the ’60s & ’70s were the hay day of Bigfoot research. Along with Coleman, Moorehead, Green, and Dahinden, Peter Byrne was deep in the woods searching for the elusive creature. What I love about Byrne’s, The Search for Big Foot, is the authenticity of his quest. As I turned each page, I felt as if I was sitting by the campfire with Byrne as he shared his thoughts and compelling evidence for the elusive creature.

By Peter Byrne,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked The Search for Big Foot as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

Book by Byrne, Peter


Book cover of Silent Invasion: The Pennsylvania UFO-Bigfoot Casebook

Nicole Cushing Author Of Mothwoman

From my list on paranormal investigation.

Who am I?

I’m a weirdo, so of course I’m attracted to the idea that the universe may be weird, too. I like the idea that the universe is able to hold itself together ninety-nine percent of the time, but every once in a while it just has to let its freak flag fly. Even if paranormal experiences are nothing more than waking dreams, they may still be worth our attention (the same as any dream). Even if such experiences aren’t objectively “real”, they’re subjectively fascinating. I love exploring the line between reality and unreality. Like Fort, I don’t believe it to be as cut and dry as mainstream science would have us believe.

Nicole's book list on paranormal investigation

Nicole Cushing Why did Nicole love this book?

Stan Gordon has spent the last fifty years investigating the paranormal in Western Pennsylvania. He’s observed the locations where events allegedly occurred. He’s interviewed witnesses. And, in Silent Invasion, he documents some of his stranger cases. 

How strange? Well, in the early seventies Gordon received reports of bigfoot being observed alongside landed UFOs. I love this book because it is so damned weird (but, at the same time, so well-documented). That’s not to say that I find all of Gordon’s anomalies anomalous. (The “metallic droppings” he found out in the woods in 1972 look to me to be Brillo pads.) But many of his other reports are not so easily dismissed. 

By Stan Gordon,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Silent Invasion as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

Stan Gordon began his journey in field investigations of UFOs and other Paranormal encounters in Pennsylvania in 1965. During 1973 UFOs began to make widespread appearances in the sky across the Keystone State. It was during the summer of that year however when a mysterious wave of events began to unfold. Alarmed citizens over a widespread area reported close encounters with huge hairy Bigfoot-like creatures. Frightened residents called local authorities and media outlets reporting enormous footprints and terrified animals. As the pace of the abnormal encounters quickened through the following months, more eyewitness reports of other strange creatures, and a…


Book cover of Bigfoot: The Vietnam Defensive Declassified

Sean-Michael Argo Author Of Hungry Shadow

From Sean-Michael's 3 favorite reads in 2023.

Who am I?

Author Filmmaker Adventurer Amateur explorer Aspiring painter

Sean-Michael's 3 favorite reads in 2023

Sean-Michael Argo Why did Sean-Michael love this book?

I discovered Gayne C. Young through the Severed Press catalog, taking notice of him as a fellow writer in the genre world. However, it wasn't until I began reading his essays and articles in various publications that I realized how much I enjoyed his work.

He is a writer with a love of  good scotch and fine cigars, an outdoorsman, travel writer, and journalist, on top of being a  novelist. All of that shines through in this book especially.

He captures the Vietnam era very well, from the characters to the setting, and blends that with the Bigfoot creature feature-type story in  a way that doesn't feel at all typical. If Ernest Hemingway wrote a Bigfoot novel, it would be something like this.  

Book cover of The Thing about Yetis

Vikki VanSickle Author Of If I Had a Gryphon

From my list on non-dragon and unicorn magical creatures.

Who am I?

When I worked at a children’s bookstore I noticed there were tons of books about dragons and unicorns, but not a lot of picture books about other kinds of mythological creatures. I thought this was strange, especially since Harry Potter was so popular and those books were full of magical creatures. I have always loved pets and mythology, so I thought maybe I could write a primer on magical pet care. I also noticed how much the kids at storytime loved rhyming books, so I put all of these things together and If I Had a Gryphon was born!

Vikki's book list on non-dragon and unicorn magical creatures

Vikki VanSickle Why did Vikki love this book?

You’ve never seen a Yeti as cute as the one in Vin Vogel’s charming The Thing About Yetis. Everyone assumes that Yetis love winter and cold weather activities, but what do they do for the rest of the year? Readers will learn all sorts of things they never knew about these mysterious creatures in this cozy read. When deciding between a Yeti, Bigfoot, or a Sasquatch in If I Had a Gryphon I went for the Canadian option (Sasquatch), but I’m so glad to see a great Yeti book!

By Vin Vogel,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked The Thing about Yetis as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

Introducing Yeti, a fuzzy and sweet new character whose story is perfect for summer, winter, and all the seasons in between!

Everyone knows yetis love winter. They love snowball fights and hot chocolate and sledding and building snow castles. But even yetis get the shivers, and even yetis get crabby from all the cold. So here’s a secret about yetis:  sometimes they miss summer. Sometimes, they have to bring a little bit of summer to the coldest of winter days. Those yetis, they're just full of surprises.

Perfect for fans of Love Monster and the Cat books by Deborah Underwood,…


Book cover of Bigfoot in the Bronx

Nick Sullivan Author Of Zombie Bigfoot

From my list on Bigfoot to satisfy your creature feature cravings.

Who am I?

My writer’s journey has been circuitous. Originally, I’d intended to become a screenwriter, until I was bitten by the acting bug. Appearing often in film, television, and on Broadway, I found myself drawn to audiobook narration. After so much exposure to so many genres from so many authors, I decided to return to writing. Zombie Bigfoot is a novelization of a screenplay of mine, inspired by SkyMall magazine I read during a scuba diving trip. One page had a Bigfoot garden statue… the adjacent page had a garden flagstone with a zombie coming up out of the ground. I looked at those two images and thought: “How has nobody done this?”

Nick's book list on Bigfoot to satisfy your creature feature cravings

Nick Sullivan Why did Nick love this book?

A good friend and fellow writer introduced me to Hunter Shea at a brewpub in New York City, and I quickly discovered he was a titan in the realm of creature features. The Jersey Devil, a mutated megalodon, the Loch Ness monster… Shea loves his cryptids!

Hurling the ultimate wilderness creature into the urban jungle was inspired, and this story is just as fun as you’d expect. Packed with humor and over-the-top mayhem, this book is a hoot and I tore through it in a day.

By Hunter Shea,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Bigfoot in the Bronx as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

The Hunt

It’s hunting season for best friends Shay and Vito. This year, with a bad economy and Shay out of work, it’s more important than ever to bag a deer so they can feed their families. Tucking their truck in their secret spot outside a state park in the Catskills, they settle down, waiting for a deer to come to them.

Discovery

What they get is a giant creature that outruns a speeding deer and savages it with its bare hands and jagged teeth. Someone hidden in the woods shoots it with a tranquilizer dart. Shay knows what the…


Book cover of The Bigfoot Book: The Encyclopedia of Sasquatch, Yeti and Cryptid Primates

Nick Sullivan Author Of Zombie Bigfoot

From my list on Bigfoot to satisfy your creature feature cravings.

Who am I?

My writer’s journey has been circuitous. Originally, I’d intended to become a screenwriter, until I was bitten by the acting bug. Appearing often in film, television, and on Broadway, I found myself drawn to audiobook narration. After so much exposure to so many genres from so many authors, I decided to return to writing. Zombie Bigfoot is a novelization of a screenplay of mine, inspired by SkyMall magazine I read during a scuba diving trip. One page had a Bigfoot garden statue… the adjacent page had a garden flagstone with a zombie coming up out of the ground. I looked at those two images and thought: “How has nobody done this?”

Nick's book list on Bigfoot to satisfy your creature feature cravings

Nick Sullivan Why did Nick love this book?

I felt I needed to include at least one non-fiction book in my recommendations, and this title is a favorite. It is truly “encyclopedic” in its scope, encompassing first-hand accounts from all over the globe, as well as historical context, cultural references, physical evidence, and more. 

The author specializes in a number of cryptid subjects, and the level of research is impressive. Organized alphabetically and packed with photos, The Bigfoot Book is a go-to reference for all things Sasquatch. At 685 pages in length, you get a lot of bang for your buck!

By Nick Redfern,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked The Bigfoot Book as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

Does a hulking, hairy, 800-pound, nine-foot-tall, elusive primate roam the woods and forests throughout North America - and the world? Audio- recordings exist purporting to be the creatures' eerie chatter and bone-chilling screaming. Whether called Sasquatch, Yeti, Bigfoot or something else , bipedal primates appear in folklore, legends and eyewitness accounts in every state of the union and many places around the world. The fascination with the man-beast is stronger than ever in today's pop culture.