October is Halloween month and right time to read spooky books. Today, I was browsing through my bookshelves and realized that I have hoarded way too many spooky books.
Some of these are classics like “We have always lived in the castle” by Shirley Jackson, “Turn of the screw” by Henry James and “The woman in white” by Wilkie Collins. All these have been on my TBR for a long time now.
I bought a copy of Stephen King’s IT last year for Halloween, since I have never read anything by Stephen King (I mean, his fiction. I have read his memoir). I was obsessed with Stranger Things and people said this was very similar to ST. I am not sure if I will be able to actually read this book, considering how I am a chicken when it comes to horror.
I have one horror book that I bought this year about killer mermaids –“Into the drowning deep” by Mira Grant. I started reading this book earlier but put it down in order to read something else.
I also want to finish Locke and Key series by Joe Hill which I started last year. I also have “The Historian” by Elizabeth Kostava but I read The Dracula last year and want to read something else this year.
I also have “The day of triffids” by John Wyndham and “The Island of Dr. Moreau” by H.G. Wells, but I am not in the mood to read Science Fiction lately and I am totally in fantasy mood now. So I might not read that.
I might pick and read a few books from this TBR in october, depending on my mood.
What are you reading for Halloween?
For some recommendations, check my Halloween Recommendations post.
Some great books there, especially Stephen King’s IT, that’s a long book mind, and very spooky. At the moment I’ve been reading Clive Barker’s Weaveworld, a bizarre blend of horror and fantasy. A book I sometimes read at Halloween time is The Woman in Black, its a creepy ghost story – really like that one.
Yeah IT is the most intimidating book on my shelves right now at a whooping 1200+ pages :O I started it and already feeling scared. Don’t know how long I will be able to continue reading it. I want to read Woman in Black and Weaveworld someday.
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IT is a long haul of book to get through, but I’d recommend it, great story. Weaveworld is quite a long book as well, but the tone is more fantasy than horror. The Woman in Black is a a fairly short ghost story, so always a good quick read especially for Halloween Happy reading 🙂
I started IT and even though it is slow moving, I am liking it so far. I will get hold of Weaveworld and The woman in Black soon, will try them for next Halloween. Thanks 🙂
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We Have Always Lived in the Castle is an interesting book. This year, this book was made into a moviel
oh there is a movie adaptation out for that book? Then it’s time to bump it up on my TBR then.