As opposed to my last post, this post is about books I absolutely WOULD read during this spooky season.
So obviously, the first one is The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. It's not scary, although I've heard one person say it scared her. I don't think she finished it, though. It's creepy and atmospheric and perfect for a fall evening.
The Miss Peregrine's series. The first one is Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. The story is entrancing and weird. The photographs make this story come alive, though.
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent is about a murder. The murderess has been tried and sentenced, but she has to go live with a magistrate for a while before she is executed. She was the last person executed for murder in Iceland. The wild Icelandic setting is captivating.
Bite Me by Christopher Moore is a vampire novel I can get behind. The vampires have no idea what they're doing and their minion, Abby Normal, is the best character in the place. She's the goth girl with a secret sunny side. She's sassy and smart assy and I love her.
Stephanie Barron's Jane Austen mysteries are great for not very spooky mysteries. Now, don't get me wrong. Some of them are a bit icky and scary things happen, but it's mostly a cozy mystery. Start with Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor.
What would you recommend for this Halloween season?