Adios, September! Aloha, October.
October is always so so special. This year more so. It started on a good note with my brother testing negative. Now, that was a relief. It truly was. The halloween month is a personal favorite. Because there’s so much to celebrate. My sister’s birthday lurks around the corner and I am already busy with the what-to-dos and how-to-dos. Followed up by the husband’s birthday, and then some more festivities. All that coupled with the joy of digging out some horror reads for the month. Now, that always cheers me up.
I remember reading Pet Sematary for the first time in October 2015, and that, by far, has been my best horror read ever. I’ve reread it every October since. Back in October 2010, I started reading Poe and I never stopped. Pet Sematary is on my list this month too; along with some other books I’ve bought from Amazon. Yayyy! Bring on the chills and shivers!
Here’s my spooky TBR list for October. Pray tell if yours is equally horror-loaded too.
When the Creeds move into a beautiful old house in rural Maine, it all seems too good to be true: physician father, beautiful wife, charming little daughter, adorable infant son-and now an idyllic home. As a family, they’ve got it all…right down to the friendly car. But the nearby woods hide a blood-chilling truth-more terrifying than death itself-and hideously more powerful. The Creeds are going to learn that sometimes dead is better.
A boy who can predict the exact date a person will die… An elderly woman who knows that death is close, but learns how to cheat it… A child with a dangerous friend who happens to be invisible… A ghost who can’t stop reliving his suicide over and over again… People you’ll wish you never have to meet, and stories you’ll never forget. Skilfully translated into English for the very first time, these chilling tales from master storyteller Ratnakar Matkari are bound to keep readers of all ages up at night. With every page you turn, you’ll be looking over your shoulder to make sure no one’s there. Look again. Maybe there is!
Whether serving as cautionary tales or stories that appease the listeners thirst of the unknown, the macabre, and even the grotesque, horror fiction has been around for a long time. From stories concocted around mythical figures and legends, to those about imagined monsters under the bed and in the dark, here is a must-have edition to make your nights a little scarier. Fifty of the worlds spookiest, spine-chilling stories have been amassed in this anthology, stories about ghosts, spirits, monsters, and the undead. Read on if you have the courage, but do so at your own peril.
‘If you live in the hills of India, it is only a matter of time before you meet a ghost…’
Vintage storyteller Ruskin Bond has created some unforgettable characters in his novels and stories, but perhaps the most memorable and unusual among them are the ghosts and spirits he has encountered. These ghosts are not always horrific; they are mysterious and often benevolent, or lonely creatures looking for company among humans.
Collected in these pages are new stories written specifically for this volume—including Captain Young’s Ghost—and classics such as A Face in the Dark and The Haunted Bicycle. Here you will find the spirit of a captain from the British army who returns to the town he founded and rues the lack of Irish whisky; a little boy, long dead, who continues to guide passers-by on treacherous mountain routes; a heartbroken young girl of long ago who seduces young men with her song, and another who longs for a family and some friends.
Set in the hills and foothills of North India—the perfect haunt for ghosts and spirits—this collection by the master storyteller will leave you spellbound.
Hannibal Lecter. The ultimate villain of modern fiction. Read the five-million-copy bestseller that scared the world silent. The Silence of the Lambs. A young FBI trainee. An evil genius locked away for unspeakable crimes. A plunge into the darkest chambers of a psychopath’s mind–in the deadly search for a serial killer.
That’s all, guys. I hope to finish all of it. Need your blessings. 🙂
Tell me all about your spooky plans and TBRs and what-not for October. Share your thoughts in comments below.
Happy reading till we meet next. Until then, carpe diem!