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.
Here’s a list of the Halloween books I read from my most to my least favorites:
- The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson. This book was serial killer scary.
- The Outsider by Stephen King. Serial killer and supernatural scary.
- Coraline by Neil Gaiman. Supernatural and creepy scary.
- A Beast in the Garden by David Baron. Nature scary.
- The Turn of the Screw by Henry James. Suspense and psychologically scary.
- Carrie by Stephen King. People can be horrible scary.
- Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. Supernatural, lack of freedom scary.
- 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.