Reading Roundups

Seven Reads of Halloween

It has been a time-honored Book Club Sunday tradition (time-honored since 2010, anyway) to choose a spooky book for our late October/November read. It’s the one time of the year when we pause the member rotation for book selection and all decide together what we’ll read. With a mix of creepy classics and modern spine-tinglers, here is our collection (so far!).

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1. Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley

This is one of those books that everyone knows but somehow none of us had ever gotten around to reading. Important takeaway: Frankenstein is the name of the scientist, not the name of the monster. (Note: this lesson can also be learned with a viewing of Young Frankenstein.)

2. Dracula, by Bram Stoker

Another Halloween must read! The Dracula story is always a staple of classic Halloween time lore and the book is just as dark and gothic as you want it to be.

3. The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, by Katherine Howe

An entertaining tale of witchcraft and secrecy that will keep you turning the pages to unlock long-hidden secrets of the magic in the main character’s family in between your annual October viewings of Hocus Pocus and Practical Magic.

4. This House is Haunted, by John Boyne

A modern ghost story that reads like a classic. Published in 2013, but set in 1867, it’s the ideal old-fashioned haunted manor house story that makes you want to cozy up on a rainy day and read it all in one sitting.

5. The Supernatural Enhancements, by Edgar Cantero

A Book Club Sunday favorite! This is the sort of book that sucks you in so far that once it’s over it takes awhile to readjust to the real world. The 353 pages flew by and we all couldn’t wait for our next meeting to talk about what happened!

6. The Turn of the Screw, by Henry James and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, by Washington Irving

We’re reading these two books this month, so stay tuned for our thoughts!

 

Wishing every day were Book Club Sunday,

Sarah

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