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Spooky Reads!

It’s the spookiest time of the year! With Halloween right around the corner, I don't know about you, but I like to curl up with a book that is going to get my heart pumping. I thought it would be fun to compile a list of some of the scary reads that I've enjoyed over the past few years. So, if you're looking for a book recommendation that may make you sleep with a light on, I've got you covered. Oh, and if you have any book recommendations for me, I would love to hear them! 

Spooky Reading Recommendations!

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Not in order of preference...I loved them all!

1- The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires  – By Grady Hendrix
This book came highly recommended by my husband. I hate to admit it, but he was right, this was a book that creeped me out, had my heart rate elevated, and kept me glued to the pages!

2 – My Best Friend's Exorcism  – By Grady Hendrix
Yes, I am a fan of this author's writing. He mixes a good dose of nostalgia along with a horror story that will give you chills. 

3 – Brother  – By Ania Ahlborn
Another recommendation from my husband. He did not steer me wrong. In my opinion, humans are the scariest monsters of all.  These monsters are real, not imagined beings or creatures that we’ve equated as monsters since our early childhoods.  Ania Ahlborn has tapped into our fears of the evil that could be lurking in our own neighborhood.

4 – The Whisper Man  – By Alex North
This novel was everything eerie and frightening that I was looking for.  While reading in bed one night, the end-of-cycle chime on my dishwasher sounded and I nearly jumped out of my skin.  That can only mean that I chose wisely.

5 – I'm Thinking of Ending Things  – By Iain Reid
My suspicions and hackles were raised throughout the book’s entirety.  To say that it kept me on the edge of my seat would be an understatement.  The overall tone of the book was creepy and eerie, however, it did have a melancholy, lonely, depressive aspect to it. It was a little reminiscent of watching a horror movie, where I would want to yell at the characters not to go down into the dimly lit basement or out into the woods at night.  It was exciting and kept me flipping the pages as quickly as I could.

6 – Layla  – By Colleen Hoover
What's spooky season without a ghost story? This just goes to prove that Colleen Hoover can write the heck out of anything and still stay true to her style and ability of creating unique characters and storylines.  It still screamed one hundred percent Colleen Hoover, but with an eerie paranormal story and a generous side order of creep factor.

7 – A Head Full of Ghosts  – By Paul Tremblay
In my opinion, there’s nothing more frightening than the idea of slowly slipping into the depths of madness, losing your grip on reality, succumbing to voices in your head, and having the person you once were fade away. These are all events that can actually occur, and that makes them even scarier, but what if you’re not suffering from a mental illness, what if you’re just the unlucky victim and vessel of demonic possession? Now that’s absolutely frightening! 

Happy Spooky Reading!

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