You might not know this about intern Courtney Satchell, but fall is her favorite time of year, and Halloween is her favorite holiday. So when we brainstormed some ideas for posts related to the season, she was the obvious choice to put something together. Here’s her list of some Halloween reads you should check out.
Bram Stoker’s Dracula: I’m not normally one for horror (which my sister thinks is ironic because my favorite holiday is Halloween) but Dracula is definitely one of my favorite novels of all time. The struggle between Van Helsing and Dracula is beyond creepy and this Gothic Horror classic will definitely get you in the Halloween spirit.
Zombies vs Unicorns edited by Justine Larbalestier and Holly Black: Writers tend to hang out together, and just like any group of friends they’ll sometimes get into silly little arguments that can spiral way out of control. Luckily for us, it usually spawns great writing. In the case of this anthology it was suppose to settle a debate between Y.A writers Justine Larbalestier and Holly Black about which was better: zombies or unicorns. With Holly leading Team Unicorn and Justine leading Team Zombie, both convinced their fellow writers to join them and then thus the anthology was born. Personally I’m Team Unicorn, but the anthology brings quality laughs all around!
The Wife’s Story by Ursla K. Le Guin: This is a werewolf story. A. Werewolf. Story. A rare and beautiful thing, a lot like unicorns. That alone should make you want to read it. Werewolves are severely underrated. Severely. It’s a pity and a damn shame because they are awesome and they deserve more than playing second fiddle to vampires. It’s a beautifully written short story with an awesome twist. Check it out.
I Know What You Did Last Summer by Lois Duncan: Okay this one is for the 90’s nostalgia I’ve been in for basically all my life. Like I said I am not one for Horror, but I loved this book and my sister was all too happy to force me to marathon the movie series after I told her I had read the book — I had nightmares for the rest of the summer. Worth it. Read the book or watch the movies, either option is a perfect way to get into your 90s feels for Halloween.
What are you reading for thrills or chills this season? Anything we should know about?