Good morning, Wonderlings!
As Halloween fast approaches, I have come up with a compilation of books to read during the scariest week of the year. Because what else does one want to do when one is already scared? Read scary books, of course!
It made sense in my head, okay?
As a child, I wasn’t a huge fan of Halloween, mostly because of the clowns. I’ve been terrified of clowns for as long as I can remember, ever since my father took me to the circus and a clown decided to sneak up behind me. It had been hot inside the tent, and his make up had all but melted, and he’d had bad teeth and — yes, terrifying. Ever since, any clown or doll has been a huge no-no. I haven’t even read It by Stephen King, I have skipped the episode in Supernatural that had a killer clown and refuse to watch The Simpsons because of Krusty the Clown. I take my phobia very seriously.
However, growing up, my soul has hardened and darkened, and even though I’m still terrified of clowns and dolls, I enjoy Halloween. There is nothing like instilling fear in the souls of the young ones. *evil cackle*
Slasher Girls & Monster Girls by Various
Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter
The Graces by Laure Eve
Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
The Girl From the Well by Rin Chupeco
Cirque du Freak by Darren Shan
Croak by Gina Damico
@bookishaly I totally recommend the Immortal Game trilogy by Ann Aguirre!! Creepy and scary for sure!
— Pilar (Pili) Zenik (@pili28) October 3, 2016
@bookishaly "ten" by gretchen mcneil scared the shit out of me 😂
— Sierra Abrams 🎉 (@sierraiswriting) October 3, 2016
— Adriana Marachlian (@aemarachlian) October 3, 2016
— Cora Linn ☕ (@Corazzz) October 4, 2016
@bookishaly Coraline and The Graveyard book!
— Ayah Assem (@DystopianCitzn) October 3, 2016
And there you have it! A list of creepy-tastic books to satisfy the creep ‘o’ meter this Halloween.
How do you celebrate Halloween? What are some of your favourite books to read? Let’s discuss in the comments below!