Supernatural and Horror/Spooky Tales Book Help

For October 2018, we will be reading supernatural and/or horror/spooky tales.
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Supernatural and Horror/Spooky Tales Book Help

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:scared-ghostface: Supernatural: Books in this genre include some kind of contradiction to our typical world. These contradictions or elements typically cannot be explained by nature or science, and can be assumed they were created and/or originated from otherworldly forces.

:scared-eek: Horror/Spooky Tales: These are meant to spook, disgust, and/or frighten us as readers. These books can sometimes leave us having nightmares or just merely startle us. Not all has to be so frightening or gross, though. Children's spooky books can be a source of entertainment and clean fun.

Some adult book suggestions:
  • The Shining by Stephen King
  • Dracula by Bram Stoker
  • World War Z by Max Brooks
  • It by Stephen King
  • Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
Some children/YA book suggestions:
  • A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
  • Coraline by Neil Gaiman
  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  • Goosebumps series by R.L. Stine
  • The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams
  • It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown by Charles M. Schulz
Here are some Goodreads links to get more ideas:
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/135 ... ror_Novels
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/272 ... ches_Oh_My
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/286 ... s_for_Kids
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/902 ... ture_Books

Do you have any good suggestions or are looking for a good recommendation for this month's genre discussion?
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I recommend "A Night in the Lonesome October" by Roger Zelazny, as it takes place in October, when ancient powers get ready to rise on Halloween.
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gali wrote: 01 Oct 2018, 10:38 I recommend "A Night in the Lonesome October" by Roger Zelazny, as it takes place in October, when ancient powers get ready to rise on Halloween.
It sounds like a really fun book!
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I recommend the classic, 'The Headless Horseman', even though I'm not sure who wrote it.
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BookReader+6 wrote: 01 Oct 2018, 11:27 I recommend the classic, 'The Headless Horseman', even though I'm not sure who wrote it.
Are you thinking about The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving? It has the Headless Horseman in it. That would be a good one for this month. Great suggestion! :tiphat:
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I can't wait to get my hands on Small Spaces. 8)
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hsimone wrote: 01 Oct 2018, 12:02
BookReader+6 wrote: 01 Oct 2018, 11:27 I recommend the classic, 'The Headless Horseman', even though I'm not sure who wrote it.
Are you thinking about The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving? It has the Headless Horseman in it. That would be a good one for this month. Great suggestion! :tiphat:
You got it! I couldn't remember it, thanks for letting me know the right name.
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BookReader+6 wrote: 02 Oct 2018, 07:37
hsimone wrote: 01 Oct 2018, 12:02
BookReader+6 wrote: 01 Oct 2018, 11:27 I recommend the classic, 'The Headless Horseman', even though I'm not sure who wrote it.
Are you thinking about The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving? It has the Headless Horseman in it. That would be a good one for this month. Great suggestion! :tiphat:
You got it! I couldn't remember it, thanks for letting me know the right name.
No worries! It was bugging me, so I looked it up. :D
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I've been really enjoying A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness! So, I would most likely recommend this book to others, too.
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The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. It's about a boy who grew up in a graveyard and is raised by ghosts.
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There are a lot of books by Dean Koontz that I've really enjoyed over time. He's got a great Frankenstein series that is a great supernatural read.
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Charlyt wrote: 15 Oct 2018, 09:53 The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. It's about a boy who grew up in a graveyard and is raised by ghosts.
That's a good suggestion! If I have time, I would like to read The Graveyard Book this month.
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JHuschle519 wrote: 16 Oct 2018, 05:51 There are a lot of books by Dean Koontz that I've really enjoyed over time. He's got a great Frankenstein series that is a great supernatural read.
Really? I've seen the author's name, but I actually have never read any from him. That Frankenstein series does sound like an interesting one, though! Thank you for the suggestion!
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Charlyt wrote: 15 Oct 2018, 09:53 The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. It's about a boy who grew up in a graveyard and is raised by ghosts.
I haven't heard about this particular book, but I have loved everything else I've read by Neil Gaiman. Thanks so much for the suggestion!
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JHuschle519 wrote: 18 Oct 2018, 15:38
Charlyt wrote: 15 Oct 2018, 09:53 The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. It's about a boy who grew up in a graveyard and is raised by ghosts.
I haven't heard about this particular book, but I have loved everything else I've read by Neil Gaiman. Thanks so much for the suggestion!
I don't think I've ever read anything by Neil Gaiman actually :eusa-think: Though I have heard a lot of good things about him!
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