Reading about vengeful houses or blood-soaked ghosts or evil ventriloquist dummies just doesn't really do it in June though. What that means for me is that all of my scary reading gets done in the fall and early winter. But since I get so scared so easily, I can only take so much before my heart will give out, so really it just ends up being October that I read the scary stuff (and maybe it's not even that scary...). This lines up perfectly with All Hallow's Read!
Don't know about All Hallow's Read? Just watch. Neil Gaiman will explain it all.
I know, I know. All Hallow's Read is about giving someone else a scary book to read. I'll still do that! I'm all about giving books. But I add extra flair by reading scary books too. Because I'm all about scary books in October. And extra flair.
Here's my All Hallow's Read lineup for 2013:
The White Devil by Justin Evans
American social outcast Andrew Taylor is shipped off to a prestigious London boarding school where his classmates think he murdered their star athlete and a very pale boy haunts his every move.
The Ghost Writer by John Harwood
Uncovering the ghost stories written by his great-grandmother has disturbed some family secrets and Gerard learns more about his mysterious family than he ever wanted to know.
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Coraline meets her "other" parents on the far side of a mysterious passageway in a strangely paralleled and perfect world, but not all is as idyllic as it seems.
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
A visiting cousin disrupts the lives of two bizarrely sinister sisters and reveals their possibly violent past in this suspenseful and psychological novel.
I might not get to all of them, but that's the plan. Okay. That's enough. Just thinking about my All Hallow's Reading is creeping me out.
What are you reading for All Hallow's Read? What terror are you gifting?
Leave a Comment telling me about your All Hallow's Read plans and you might be the recipient of one of my All Hallow's Read gifts!