Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Spooktacular Books Revisited

We originally posted this last year, but with Halloween around the corner, it's a great list to revisit!  Have any favorite spooky must-reads we should check out?  Let us know!

There's something about reading in the fall.  The crisp air, the lead-up to Halloween, fresh apple cider ... I think it may be my favorite time of year, and there's nothing better than indulging in some spooky classics to prepare yourself!  The best part about reading these just might be the icy fingers of imagination running up your spine as you lose yourself in the words.  Here are some of my favorite perennial Halloween reads (in no particular order).

A delightfully spooky read for the whole family.  I'm thinking it's time to introduce my son to this classic!
What can I say about Rebecca?  The mystery, the love, Manderley itself, what a wonderful October read!
Harry Potter is the perfect October read for families.  Spooky, fun, and magical!
If a book can scare me in the middle of summer in my backyard, it's a GIVEN for Spook Season!
For a work that Shelley meant to be a short story, this has stood the test of time, and can certainly scare anyone!
The battle between ourselves ... is there anything scarier than the shadows of ourselves we don't want to face?
 Shivers.  This will certainly give you shivers.
Has anyone else been watching the new BBC "Sherlock"?  
Oh, my goodness, the BBC does adaptions right!
From the first line, "Once upon a midnight dreary ..." I feel transported to a foggy, cold, rainy fall evening.  It just gets better from there!
Again, what can be more terrifying than facing ourselves?
Any Christie novel is good in October, but this one takes the cake!
Collins is wordy.  But if you can power through, this book will certainly get you in an Halloween-y mood.
I don't know what it was about the late 1800s, but they wrote some wonderfully scary novels!
In a complete departure from the lovely "Anne of Green Gables" series, Montgomery explores love stories that break the barrier of death.  Not "Sixth Sense" scary, but lightly spooky!
Okay, this one isn't so scary as it is simply thrilling, but it's definitely worth a read!
I don't like Wuthering Heights at all.  I don't.  
But if I had to read it, it'd only be in October!


Nidhi Mahajan said...

Some of my favourite Halloween as well as general reads right there! Great list!

JoanneMarie Faust said...

Awesome list of books! I love that it's composed of classics and not 21st century paranormal YA romances. People need to know that's not all that's out there.

Oh, and I'm totally with you on Wuthering Heights. Don't you just want to shake Heathcliff and Catherine and tell them to stop being such monumentally mean brats?

Marsh Mayhem said...

Oh, so very much!! I just can't wrap my mind around how that's such an epic love story - ugh! However, it did make me want to go wander the moors!


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