Halloween Countdown Wrap-Up

I buckled down and read a good number of Halloween books this month. For some reason I was really into the holiday (minus the candy and trick-or-treating). Despite my efforts, I didn’t read all the books on my Spooky Reads list. Sadly. But now I have some ready to go for next year.

Spooky Reads:

Here’s a list of the Halloween books I read from my most to my least favorites:

  1. The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson. This book was serial killer scary.
  2. The Outsider by Stephen King. Serial killer and supernatural scary.
  3. Coraline by Neil Gaiman. Supernatural and creepy scary.
  4. A Beast in the Garden by David Baron. Nature scary.
  5. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James. Suspense and psychologically scary.
  6. Carrie by Stephen King. People can be horrible scary.
  7. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. Supernatural, lack of freedom scary.
  8. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving. Gothic and superstition scary (but not really scary, just funny).

It’s not an accurate greatest to least list because I liked the books in different ways. What I really enjoyed was the variety of genres: classic literature, short story classic lit, nonfiction, narrative nonfiction, children’s, YA urban fantasy, and horror. It was certainly an enjoyable experience. Now it’s time to focus on Thanksgiving.

Happy reading.

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