I love Halloween! I overindulge in sweets -who doesn’t- and watch scary movies, this is something I’ve done for years! I’ll tell you about my Halloween movies later but first:
CURRENTLY READING: A Discovery of Witches, it’s the real time read which I’m behind on(info here). It’s cheating to count this as a Halloween read as I’ve been reading it since September but it’s supernatural and the events of the books actually end on Halloween. And I love it.
My Halloween Reads
The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley
Description from the back of the book:
“Two brothers. One mute, the other his life long protector. Year after year, their family visits the same scared shrine on a desolate strip of coastline known as the Loney, in desperate hope of a cure. In the long hours of waiting, the boys are left alone. They cannot resist the causeway revealed with every turn of the treachrous tide, the old house they glimpse at its end…
Many years on, Hanny is a grown man no longer in need of his brother’s care. But then the child’s body is found. And the Loney always gives up its secrets, in the end.”
Doesn’t it sound spooky, the ‘desolate’ coastline and the old house? I can’t wait to start it once I’ve finished a current read. This has been recommended to me by a few people- strangers in a book shop and someone I work with. I intended to borrow it from the library but when I seen it for only £2 in the same bookshop (Do you shop in The Works?) and as I had no time to go to the library I had to get it and I don’t feel guilty for buying it.
Vampires: Back In Time To the First Darkness. The Original Stories
This has been on my TBR since last year, It’s a lovely looking book and I’ve always been a vampire fan, a fact I try not to overindulge in. It contains classic vampire stories, including Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu which I keep meaning to read. Dracula’s Guest by Bram Stoker which I’ve never heard of and one by Arthur Conan Doyle: The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire. I’m excited to read this book, why have I let it sit unread for so long?
I am hoping to read other books too, but I am still reading three right now so I’m not sure if I’ll get around to reading more like:
Let The Old Dreams Die by John Ajvide Lindquist.
This is a collection of short stories from the writer of Let The Right One In. It’s also been on my TBR for a while, I don’t know how long I’m terrible for buying books and taking ages to read them. I enjoyed Let The Right One In and Handling the Undead so I should like this one.
An author I like has also got a new collection of short stories out:
I’ve read one of her other collections and have another on my Kindle to read. If I don’t read them now I will get around to reading them eventually. Find my reviews for Patsy Collins here
I could read so many books, I’d love to reread my James Herbert books but as the saying goes “so many books, so little time.”
What will you be reading this Halloween?
I’ll compile a list of horror and supernatural reads for my next post. I love this genre, I’ve always been a fan and vampires, don’t get me started on vampires I could dedicate an entire blog to vampires, but I won’t a post will have to do.
Share your Halloween blog posts please!