I know what you’re thinking, “It’s World Blood Donor Day already!?!?!”. No worries, this is an advanced warning so that you have some time to prepare. Speaking of which, what are you planning on reading with your orange juice and cookies this Friday?

Luckily, bookspry.com is here for you! We’ve put together the best books to read while you save a life! 

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Dracula by Bram Stoker (1897)

As the Guardian puts it, “The King still reigns“. There’s a reason why this story has kept it’s place in our public consciousness for so long. A compelling story, incredibly well written and legitimately scary. If you haven’t had a chance to read it and assume you know the story, guess again. 

The Blood of the Vampire by Florence Marryat (1897)

Not many people know about “Dracula’s long lost sister” and that’s a damn shame. This book (released the same year as Dracula) takes a much more sympathetic and modern view of women and female sexuality and is an incredibly interesting accompanyment to it’s more famous counterpoint.

The Moth Diaries by Rachel Klein (2002)

Something a bit more modern in our favourite vampire books list. The Moth Diaries by Rachel Klein gives a modern twist on the vampire story while maintaining connections to original mythology.

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova (2005)

A real genre-bending book, The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova turned a lot of heads when it was published in 2005. 

Fevre Dream by George R. R. Martin (1982)

Wash that “Game of Thrones Finale” taste out of your mouth with a completely different book from A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin. This fresh (in 1982) book takes place in the Antebellum South is often overlooked when talking about his writing (for obvious reasons) but many fans consider this book to be one of his better works. 

Cut yourself some slack on the Game of Thrones stuff and give this one a try for World Blood Donor day!

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