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This week was all about the creepy --whether or not you chose Top Ten Books To Read During Halloween or Top Ten Creepiest Covers!
Bridget's Pick: Since horror is pretty much my favorite genre, this is kind of hard for me, but in the end I think I'll have to go with the easy one: IT by Stephen King. It's super long, but it's a deliciously scary tale of 7 kids who band together to fight the monster that feeds on their town. Definitely a great Halloween read! And if you REALLY want to be scared, buy one of the 25th Anniversary Editions that have black and white AND full-color illustrations.
Jen's Picks: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman - I'm not a fan of scary books so The Graveyard Book won't make you jump with fright. But I loved the story of Nobody Owens, a boy who is raised in a graveyard by ghosts.
The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury: Growing up my grandma would get this book out every October and we'd read it at least three times before the month was over. It was a tradition between her, my brother and myself.
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater: If you don't like scary but want something that is so atmospheric and just FEELS like Fall? The Scorpio Races is beautifully written and um KILLER HORSES.
The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting: I wouldn't say this is SUPER scary but it is a little creepy. Great YA series to read around Halloween that follows a girl who can hear the echos of dead people.
Ten by Gretchen McNeil: Did you use to love slasher-y type RL Stine or Christopher Pike books? Pick this one up if so! The body count is high and you are always trying to guess "whodunit".
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier: I love Gothic novels in the Fall and this one is one of my all time favorite books! Definitely a good one if you don't want something super scary or of the horror variety.
Sorrow's Knot by Erin Bow: this books reads like a dark kind of fairytale and some of it was SO CREEPY! I think it'd make for a perfect Halloween read!
I am not a person who likes to be scared. So horror is not my genre, but this October and lead-up, I have been gravitating toward Steampunk. I read Kiss of Steel and Heart of Iron by Bec McMaster. Both were enjoyable.
The Iron Duke by Meljean Brook I think would be another really good Steampunk read for October! I hear the rest in that series are excellent as well!
Have any of these on your list? What books would you suggest for us to check out for good Halloween reads??