It’s nearly Halloween! I’ve chosen four creepy books to read this October.
The eagle-eyed among you might remember Libba Bray’s The Diviners from last year’s Halloween Reads post. It means that I’ve now owned the book for three and a half years – it was definitely time to pick it up. I read 50 pages last year and was thoroughly enjoying it, but it was far too heavy to carry around with me, so I set it down and didn’t pick it up again. That won’t happen this time! I also read Jonathan Stroud’s The Screaming Staircase last year and I’m looking forward to delving back into the world of Lucy, Anthony and George in the sequel, The Whispering Skull.
I also picked two younger books to read this Halloween: Lauren Oliver’s The Shrunken Head, because I adored her two other scary middle grade novels, Liesl & Po and The Spindlers, and Chris Riddell’s Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse, both beautifully illustrated.
Have you read any of these? What will you be reading this Halloween?