amish shootings

anonymous asked:

Hello if you could recommend both fictional and non fictional books about columbine, school shootings, mass shootings, serial killers, etc that would be great! I've read a few and I need more good ones. Thank you!! Even Reddit posts or anything online would be cool too! Sorry to bother you.

Hey! I apologize for how incredibly late this is!

Invisible Darkness by Stephen Williams

The Making of a Serial Killer by Danny Rolling and Sondra London (I’m trying to coerce my library into letting me buy this one because I’m the only person who has checked it out in at least two years.)

A Need to Kill by Michael W. Cuneo

Serial Killer Files by Harold Schechter

The Evil That Men Do by Stephen G. Michaud and Roy Hazelwood

The Man in the Monster: An Intimate Portrait of a Serial Killer by Martha Elliott

Devil’s Knot by Mara Leveritt (It may not be entirely unbiased, but I still think it’s worth a read.)

The Teacup Poisoner: A Biography of Serial Killer Graham Young by Fergus Mason (Too short for the alluring character that he was, but it still gives you a little more than most summaries.)

Seven Days of Rage: The Deadly Crime Spree of the Craiglist Killer by Maria Kramer and Paul LaRosa

The Will to Kill by Jack Levin and James Fox

Lethal Marriage by Nick Pron

Inside the Mind of Scott Peterson by Keith Ablow (I really loved this look at Scott, though it was very sad.)

Dismembered by Susan Mustafa

The Gates of Janus by Ian Brady (A serial killer talking about other serial killers. OOH.)

No Easy Answers by Brooks Brown

A Mother’s Reckoning by Sue Klebold

Rampage: The Social Roots of School Shootings by Katherine Newman

Deadly Lessons: Understanding Lethal School Violence by the National Research Council

The Spiral Notebook: The Aurora Theater Shooter and the Epidemic of Mass Violence Committed by American Youth by Joyce and Stephen Singular

Ceremonial Violence by Jonathan Fast

Newtown: An American Tragedy by Matthew Lysiak (I’m listing it solely because it’s about Lanza, but you can get more insight by reading blogs.)

No Right to Remain Silent: The Tragedy at Virginia Tech by Lucinda Roy

Choosing Hope by Kaitlin Roig (It was nice reading her story, and it’s easy to tell just how much she loves her students. The section of the shooting was brief, but it still delivered an insightful description of the events that day, even frightening and depressing.)

Day of Fury by Joyce Egginton

Think No Evil: Inside the Story of the Amish Schoolhouse Shooting…And Beyond by Jonas Beiler

Day of Reckoning by Wendy Murray (If you can get past the religious nonsense, it has some great excerpts from Columbine students and the victims’ families.)

The Bully Society: School Shootings and the Crisis of Bullying in America’s Schools by Jessie Klein

Rampage Nation: Securing America from Mass Shootings by Loius Klarevas (I’m currently reading this one, and it’s interesting so far.)

Columbine by Dave Cullen (I am of the popular opinion this book is riddled with inaccuracies, but I still encourage people to read it for themselves.)

I have never been much of a fiction reader, but I have read some school shooting books:

Give a Boy a Gun by Todd Strasser (Not the best, but I enjoyed the ending. It makes you think.)

We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver (It’s a disservice to file this book under just a school revenge novel because it is so much more than that. One of my favorites of all time.)

Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult (I never actually finished this one, not because it wasn’t good though.)

Project X by Jim Shepard (Now this one is my absolute favorite! Please read it!)

I feel like I’m missing some major ones, but it’s a start!