Oct 31, 2016
A non scary reading list for Halloween!
Happy Halloween folks!
Despite it not being so big here in SL, I absolutely adore Halloween! I just love looking all the decor and costumes, and sitting down to watch my regular playlist of Halloween movies!!!
Halloween also means ghost stories, spooky reads and creepy vibes in general. When it comes to books, the mainstream halloween reads tends to be horror and thriller, but I am a scared cat, and try to avoid them as much as possible. And today, I wanted to share a Halloween reading list, which is a toned down version, where I share non scary books, for fellow Courage the Cowardly Lions.
Also, I have shared such a list last year during Halloween time, so make sure to check that one out as well!
Harry Potter by J.K.Rowling
Well, come on, what witchy list would be complete without Harry Potter? The magic of Hogwarts, especially in the first and the third book is just perfect for the Halloween vibes!
This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
Victoria Schwab is queen, and her book about monsters and humans who are monstrous is just glorious. The book is thrilling, exciting and is perfect for the season.
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Wuthering Heights portrays the whole gothic victorian vibes to perfection. Behind the bittersweet love story, lies a haunting background and descriptions that matches the complexity of the romance and the main character, Heathcliff
Angelfall by Susan Ee
Susan Ee gave new meaning to the word angels with this book. When fallen angels were the thing in YA, Angelfall featured the darkest, goriest and the most amazing rendition of them in a post apocalyptic setting, and to date, is one of my favourite Halloween-esque reads.
Caraval by Stephanie Garber
This book was just magical. I think, after Night Circus, the only book I read which matched the former in its whimsicality and beauty is Caraval. The setting and the game is otherworldly, and the writing is enthralling, and will definitely give you a taste of the magic of Halloween
Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
Before ACOTAR, there was Wicked Lovely. The book's interpretation of angels, night courts, tatttoos and romantic relationships are anything but normal, and the weirdness makes the story fascinating, strange and seductive.
Flowers in the Attic by V.C.Andrews
This book has the creepy aspect of Halloween down to the T. Not the magical kind of creepy, but definitely spooky and disturbing, enough to play with your mind, but not something that will give you nightmares at least.
Fear the Drowning Deep by Sarah Glenn Marsh
Another book on monsters, but this time, those of the sea. The book deals with the myths surrounding the intriguing Isle of Man, and the writing will keep you in edge, while the monsters will give you the creeps.
As I Descended by Robin Talley
I haven't finished the book, so I won't be able to talk much, but from what I've read, I can say that the book is delightfully creepy. A Macbeth retelling which embarks on ambition, As I Descended is truly a masterpiece, that I can say even without finishing the story.
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
An old favourite of mine, this book has enough creepiness and psychological thrill to make it perfect for the season. Also Noah Shaw is a good perk.
The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
Probably the least creepiest of the books in the list, but this book deals with dead bodies, and have a few snippets in a murderer's point of view, so there's that. The MC can sense dead bodies, and is tangled in a series of murders, but the spookiness is balanced out with an adorable romance.
Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard
Zombies in the regency era. That basically sums up the book. I am not a huge fan of zombies, but I really liked the rendition in this book, and the era was an unique setting for the concept.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
This should be a given. I mean, who else can set the mood for Halloween that the messed up couple that is Nick and Amy?
What non scary books would you recommend for a Halloween reading list? Feel free to share in the comments! Also how are you enjoying Halloween?