Sunday, 30 September 2018

October ‘Halloween’ Reads

It’s almost October and I can’t believe we’re almost 75% through another year and into the ‘retail’ Christmas period once again.  Anyway back to October which begins the spooky season on Monday.

Throughout October for this Halloween season, I have decided to read the scariest horror, gothic and ghost stories (fiction and non fiction) I could find on my shelves. Not a fan of reading one genre for more than two books in a row, this will certainly test my staying power, but I want to see if I can do it.  Also I want to find out if any of them can genuinely creep me out for the spookiest time of the year.

I’m struggling to decide on my first read, but I think I’m almost there and will probably ‘kick off’ with, ‘A Head Full of Ghosts’ by Paul Tremblay... just want to see if it’s really as scary as it’s rumoured to be...mmm but then again it might be, ‘The Hunger’ by Alma Katsu...

...anyway here’s what I’ve tried to minimise the list down to give or take a few digital ARC’s as well...

A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay
The Hunger by Alma Katsu
The Black Prince by Adam Roberts
Tasty Morsels by Margo Lanagan
Alice by Christina Henry
The Magic Shop &The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter
The Bird’s Nest by Shirley Jackson
Member of the Family by Dianne Lake
Kindred by Octavia E Butler
The Machine by James Smythe
The Beast in the Jungle by Henry James

What are the rest of you spooky readers planning on reading this month ? Drop a comment as I’d love to know and maybe add another read to my list.