I have been a collector of books for as long as I can remember, and as soon as I began earning my own money I had the habit of buying rather than borrowing books. Libraries are indispensable resources and their impact on our culture is not to be underestimated. However, as I am in the habit of buying a lot of my secondary sources, I thought some people might be interested in a list. I’ll be adding to it as an when I get new volumes, but if you are interested in a more comprehensive list on reading myth in particular there is a list put together by The Centre for the Study of Myth at the University of Aberdeen that you can download from here: Myth Booklist
Asma, Stephen T. On monsters. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.
Butler, David. Time and relative dissertations in space. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2007.
Gelder, Ken. New vampire cinema. London: Palgrave Macmillan, on behalf of the British Film Institute, 2012.
Hutcheon, Linda and Siobhan O’flynn. A theory of adaptation. London: Routledge, 2013.
Jackendoff, Ray, Neil Cohn and Bill Griffith. A user’s guide to thought and meaning. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.
Larsson, Mariah and Ann Steiner. Interdisciplinary approaches to Twilight. Lund: Nordic Academic Press, 2011.
Lesnik-Oberstein, Karín. The last taboo. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2011.
Mittman, Asa Simon and Peter Dendle. The Ashgate research companion to monsters and the monstrous. Farnham, Surrey, England: Ashgate, 2012.
Munford, Rebecca. Decadent daughters and monstrous mothers. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2013.
Nye, Andrea. Feminism and modern philosophy. New York: Routledge, 2004.
Purkiss, Diane. The witch in history. London: Routledge, 1996.
Seaber, Luke. Villains and heroes, or villains as heroes?. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2012.
Stone, Kay F. Some day your witch will come. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2008.
Sutherland, John. A little history of literature. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2013.