I’ll go first. I do have books that I read every October. In fact, I have a bunch of them. Let me explain.
There are a few books that really scream ‘Halloween’ at me and reading them will usually get me in the spirit of the season. In fact, there are too many of them to read all of them each year. So I switch off.
This year I’m reading the Pine Deep Trilogy by Jonathan Maberry.
Ghost Road Blues (Which won the 2006 Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a First Novel)
- Dead Man’s Song
- Bad Moon Rising
Next Year I’ll be reading the other three books.
Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge (Which won the 2006 Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Long Fiction)
Johnny Halloween by Norman Partridge
The Night Country by Stewart O’Nan (Which was nominated for the 2003 Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a Novel)
Then the year after that, I’ll revisit Pine Deep. I try not to let these books be the only Halloween themed reading, but they’re usually the first. This year I’m reading as much of the new Halloween Carnival series (5 volumes, edited by Brian James Freeman) as I can.
So, what are you reading for Halloween?