One of the reasons why we read is to practice life, to look at particular circumstances and wonder what we’d do if we found ourselves in them.
For example, I don’t think I’d ever kidnap a child. But what if someone called me and told me she had kidnapped my daughter, and to get my child back I’d have to kidnap another child to replace her? I’m pretty sure I know what I’d do: the same thing Rachel Klein does in the novel The Chain by Adrian McKinty.
And as the ghosts come out for the approach of Halloween, we get the opportunity to meet some characters, see some settings, and have some experiences we hope never to have in real life. Here are some lists to help you choose your seasonal reading while you still have some reading time before Halloween arrives.
“These books are great for joining in on the autumnal fun, without reading anything too scary or gory.”
From the folks at Mental Floss: “From genre classics that should be on everyone’s list to a few offbeat entries—including a must-read comic starring a spectacularly creepy ice cream man—here are our favorite horror books you should pick up.”
Take that title seriously.
“scary seasonal books [that] fall outside traditional horror or mystery formats.”
© 2020 by Mary Daniels Brown