Friday, October 7, 2011

Friday Reads

As it gets further into October the more excited I get about Halloween. It has always been one of my favorite days. Who doesn't love dressing up and eating candy. (well to be honest I'm not much of a candy person now that I'm grown up, or somewhat grown up lol) I just love everything about Halloween. The decorations, the costumes, pumpkins, scary movies, and of course creepy books. So I want to make a list of good October creepy books that I want to read, or have already read.

Right now I am currently reading The Sleepwalkers by J. Gabriel Gates. I have read a few reviews on it and it sounds like an interesting and creepy book, but in all honesty I am having a hard time getting into it. I'm just bothered by the style of writing and it's hard for me to get past it and ignore, so I find myself distracted and it's hard to keep going. (I am also reading Between the Sea and Sky by Jaclyn Dolamore, which is an e-arc from netgalley, but it's not a creepy book. I am enjoying it so far though)
Last week I read The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin and it was creepy and excellent. You can read my review  here.
I also recently finished The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson. I have not yet written my review on it, but it was a really good book too. 

The "creepy" books I have yet to read that I really want to are Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake, The Dead Tossed Waves & The Dark and Hollow Places by Carrie Ryan, (The Forest of Hands and Teeth was good, and I have the other two, I just haven't gotten to them) Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor, Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel, and some others. Don't want to keep rambling on too long about the books I want to read because even if this is just a creepy book list, it can go on and on.

Now some creepy books that I recommend that I read a little while back.  (not including the above mentioned which I recommend too)
  • Hollowland by Amanda Hocking
  • Possess by Gretchen McNeil
  • After Obsession by Carrie Jones (review here )
  • Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton
  • Anything by Dean Koontz or Stephen King 
I could keep going, but this will do for now. ( I do hate to leave so many good books out, but those were just some of the ones that popped into my head since I read them not long ago.) I hope everyone has a great Friday, and a wonderful weekend. Happy reading!!

2 comments:

  1. Wow, what a great list of books! I haven't read any of those but they do sound like they'll get everyone in the Halloween spirit. I do enjoy Halloween like you, the decorations the costumes, but my favorite holiday is still definitely Christmas. I can't wait till December to have an entire month dedicated to the awesomeness that is Christmas. :-D I hope you had some good reading time this weekend!

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  2. Thank you. I did have a nice weekend. I read Between the Sea and Sky, and we always have family day on Sunday, so that is a nice day with my husband and daughter.

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