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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Scary Reading Plans for October

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I seldom read Horror, except for in October. Then, I read only creepy, scary books. True, some are for children, but that is about my speed. I also prefer ghost stories and Gothic tales to monsters and slasher stories. Some I've read and enjoyed during Octobers past:


  1. The October Country by Ray Bradbury

  2. Cat in Glass by Nancy Etchemendy

  3. Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

  4. It by Stephen King


  1. Sweet Miss Honeywell's Revenge by Kathryn Reiss

  2. Breathe by Cliff McNish

  3. Coraline by Neil Gaiman

This year's possibilities:


  1. The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein by Peter Ackroyd

  2. The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong

  3. The House of the Lost Souls by F.G. Cottam

  4. The Ghost's Child by Sonya Hartnett

  5. Bonechiller by Graham McNamee

  6. Ruined: A Ghost Story by Paula Morris


  1. Seer of Shadows by Avi

  2. All the Lovely Bad Ones by Mary Downing Hahn

  3. Half-Minute Horrors edited by Susan Rich

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