The fall and Halloween are my absolute favorite! When it comes to reading, there is a right way and a wrong way to do it in the month of October. (In my opinion) The fall season has a certain atmosphere and I believe the month of October does as well. The month of October needs to be filled with spooky, creepy, thrillers with paranormal and the unusual. As I was developing my reading list for October I thought I would give some recommendations to others with those books I think are perfect for the month of October.
Ó Asylum by Madeleine Roux
This was a dark and creepy story. And of course it is about an asylum so that is a creep factor within itself. The imagery is so well done I felt like I was thereIt has a dark ominous feel to it and the creepy pictures sprinkled throughout the book help to create that eerie atmosphere.
Ó Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
This book is definitely peculiar. It also uses strange and creepy pictures to help tell the story. It is not dark or ominous, but very atmospheric and unique.
Ó Hexed by Michelle Krys
This was a campy story and more light hearted and fun than dark and ominous. I have to say I would categorize this more Charmed/Buffy the Vampire Slayer-esk. It was a fast-paced witchy novel filled with intrigue, mystery and humor.
Ó You by Caroline Kepnes
This is written in second perspective from a stalkers perspective. I believe that is all I need to say.
Ó Odd & True by Cat Winters
This story was absolutely marvelous and full of monstrous creatures. The two sisters grew up hearing stories about monsters and magic. It is a wonderful story about sisters and has a nice atmosphere.
Ó Black Birds of the Gallows by Meg Kassel
A love story in the midst of mass chaos. A interesting and creative YA paranormal read that presents unique mythology and characters. It dove into the world of Harbingers of Death, beekeepers, and the hidden magic within.
Ó This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
This was a dark YA with monsters, crime and murder. The atmosphere and overall feel was dark and ominous. It was also beautifully written.
What are some of your spooky/creepy reads?