31 Days of Halloween: Round-Up, Good Reads for the Fall and Halloween Season
Hello Friends and welcome to the blog. Today I’m rounding-up my 31 Days of Halloween with Good Reads for the season.
I’m rounding up all my Good Reads post for the Fall and Halloween season.
Fever Dream ~ by Samanta Schweblin
SYNOPSIS: A young woman named Amanda lies dying in a rural hospital clinic. A boy named David sits beside her. She’s not his mother. He’s not her child. Together, they tell a haunting story of broken souls, toxins, and the power and desperation of family.
The Mothers: A Novel ~ Brit Bennett
SYNOPSIS: Set within a contemporary black community in Southern California, Brit Bennett’s mesmerizing first novel is an emotionally perceptive story about community, love, and ambition. It begins with a secret.
Night Film: A Novel ~ Marisha Pessl
SYNOPSIS: The haunting story of a journalist who becomes obsessed with the mysterious death of a troubled prodigy—the daughter of an iconic, reclusive filmmaker.
The Secret History ~ Donna Tartt
SYNOPSIS: Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of normal morality they slip gradually from obsession to corruption and betrayal, and at last – inexorably – into evil.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone ~ J.K. Rowling
SYNOPSIS: Harry Potter’s life is miserable. His parents are dead and he’s stuck with his heartless relatives, who force him to live in a tiny closet under the stairs. But his fortune changes when he receives a letter that tells him the truth about himself: he’s a wizard.
Farewell Summer ~ Ray Bradbury
SYNOPSIS: In a summer that refuses to end, in the deceiving warmth of earliest October, civil war has come to Green Town, Illinois. It is the age-old conflict: the young against the elderly, for control of the clock that ticks their lives ever forward.
Good Reads for Halloween
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My Best Friends Exorcism (Young Adult)
SYNOPSIS: Abby and Gretchen have been best friends since fifth grade when they bonded over a shared love of E.T., roller-skating parties, and scratch-and-sniff stickers. But when they arrive at high school, things change. Gretchen begins to act…different.
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Salem’s Lot, Stephen King
SYNOPSIS: Thousands of miles away from the small township of ‘Salem’s Lot, two terrified people, a man and a boy, still share the secrets of those clapboard houses and tree-lined streets. They must return to ‘Salem’s Lot for a final confrontation with the unspeakable evil that lives on in the town.
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Something Wicked This Way Comes, Ray Bradbury
SYNOPSIS: A carnival rolls in sometime after the midnight hour on a chill Midwestern October eve, ushering in Halloween a week before its time. A calliope’s shrill siren song beckons to all with a seductive promise of dreams and youth regained.
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The Exorcist, William Peter Blatty
SYNOPSIS: Inspired by a true story of a child’s demonic possession in the 1940s, William Peter Blatty created an iconic novel that focuses on Regan, the eleven-year-old daughter of a movie actress residing in Washington, D.C. A small group of overwhelmed yet determined individuals must rescue Regan from her unspeakable fate, and the drama that ensues is gripping and unfailingly terrifying.
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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Alvin Schwartz (Grade 3 – 7)
SYNOPSIS: This spooky addition to Alvin Schwartz’s popular books on American folklore is filled with tales of eerie horror and dark revenge that will make you jump with fright.
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Reborn, F Paul Wilson
SYNOPSIS: A Nobel Prize-winning genetic researcher has died–now his vast fortune, Victorian mansion, and darkest secrets will be passed on to Jim Stevens. An orphan, Jim hopes the inheritance is a clue to his unknown origins. But his family and friends are plagued with apocalyptic warnings: “The Evil One is coming”. And Jim’s wife is about to give birth!
Halloween, Curtis Richards
SYNOPSIS: Tricked by his cunning … Treated to his savagery … Annie, Linda, and Laurie … fresh, pretty, ready to be taken … stalked by a sadistic power who has returned to claim new victims, on this … the most frightening night of the year.
NOTE: I didn’t list any purchasing information because this book is so obscure it’s almost impossible to find. I did find a copy (I can’t remember how) but no stores sell this one anymore. Let me know in the comments if you want more information.)
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The Witches, Roald Dahl (Grades 3-7)
SYNOPSIS: This is not a fairy-tale. This is about real witches. Real witches don’t ride around on broomsticks. They don’t even wear black cloaks and hats. They are vile, cunning, detestable creatures who disguise themselves as nice, ordinary ladies. So how can you tell when you’re face to face with one? Well, if you don’t know yet you’d better find out quickly-because there’s nothing a witch loathes quite as much as children and she’ll wield all kinds of terrifying powers to get rid of them.
Honorable Mentions for Halloween
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