Thursday, October 27, 2011

Think About It Thursdays (19): Halloweeny Books

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It's almost Halloween, and even though I doubt I'll have time to read Halloweeny books, I'd love some suggestions. I've been wracking my brain and can't think of very many books that truly scared me.
 
What are some of your favorite Halloween reads? Have you read anything that completely freaked you out?
 
The only books I can think of are things by Stephen King (I haven't read many) and very few YA books. The Devouring series by Simon Holt is really good and kinda scary. The first one starts off very, very creepy and I loved it! In fact, I loved all of them. 
 
Project 17 by Laurie Faria Stolarz freaked me out a lot - it's about a mental hospital in Danvers, MA (totally real place and not too far from me). I think the realness and the closeness of it is what made the book that much more freaky to me. 
 
Aside from that, I'm drawing scary book blanks.
 
Help me out, will you? Share some of your favorite scary books in the comments!

3 comments:

Britt said...

The Near Witch is pretty spooky also The Name of the Star has it's eerie moments. ummm...Cryer's Cross is a good one, I see what you mean. I can't thing of any that are wicked scary. Hopefully you can read something at least a little spooky on Halloween!

Candace said...

I'm not a big fan of scary. I tried to read Stephen King as a kid {well, like 15 maybe} and it scared me so bad I probably still have nightmares from it. But I've gotten better as an adult and I can read some {like I read a lot of Dean Koontz which is kind of freaky} and I read a lot of thriller'y type stuff now and again. I recently read Anna Dressed and Blood and I handled that one well, it wasn't THAT scary. I actually really liked it a lot. I'm not really thinking of others for some reason though...

booksntea said...

I don't read a lot of spooky stuff now, but back in the day I loved the Goosebumps choose your own ending books as well as Fear Street books. I also loved the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. The picture you posted of the girl without eyes reminded me how much I loved those books since that illustration is from one of those books. I can't remember what story though...

- Jackie

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