Tomorrow is Halloween and I love that it’s on a weekend, so I get lots of guilt-free themed reading time. I have lots of books in mind for Halloween, but also the creepy season in general. Not sure what I will actually read this weekend, but until then, half the fun is in making lists. If you’re still looking for a good Halloween read, let me make a few suggestions:
1.) For awesome Black lesbian vampire lit try The Gilda Stories by Jewelle Gomez.
2.) For a great heroine try The Girl with All the Gifts. Nope, no spoilers.
3.) For atmospheric psychological thriller, try We Have Always Lived in the Castle.
4.) Haunted House meets Southern Gothic: The Good House. Do not read this before bed!
5.) For classic German horror, try Grimm’s Fairy Tales. Obligatory snack: Lebkuchen.
6.) For Victorian occultism, try Affinity by Sarah Waters.
7.) For funny horror, try Zombillenium by Arthur de Pins.
8.) For the faint-er of heart: Halloween Party, British cozy crime by the Queen of Crime herself.
9.) Already read Coraline? Try Claire Legrand’s The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls next.
10.) For Halloween reading with the kids: The Best Worst Halloween Ever. Almost as funny as the Christmas book.
Do you enjoy themed reading? What’s on your Halloween reading list?