Celebrating October: Creepy Books, Lucky 13 & a Giveaway

Posted October 12, 2017 | 30 Comments

October 2017 is quite the spooktacular month! Are we tired of that pun yet? ๐Ÿ˜€ But really, look what it has:

1) My birthday!
2) Friday the 13th!

Believe me, my birthday can be scary. And I love Friday the 13th, I consider it a lucky day. Halloween is obvious.

I thought I’d share a few of my favorite books that are perfect for this time of year. It’s hard to narrow it down, but I kept it to four. There’s also a giveaway to see if any of the Friday the 13th luck rubs off on one of you!

Okay, here’s my creeptastic picks. I hope you try at least one of them if you haven’t already. They link to my reviews.

Brother by Ania Ahlborn – A story about a family of serial killers living in the heart of Appalachia? Sounds like a plot from a cheesy Chiller channel movie, right? That is not this book. Brother is an excellent story that’s dark, disturbing and twisted. Oh, my!

The Hallowed Ones by Laura Bickle – Vampires, man. They suck the life outta everything. Do not, I repeat, do not let the YA label fool you. This book is freaking creepy and not for the faint of heart. It’s one of the best horror books I’ve read.

Bird Box by Josh Malerman – How do you fight a monster when you don’t even know what it is or what it looks like? Whoever looks at them dies, so imagine feeling them breath down your neck while keeping your eyes firmly shut, and only using your other senses to try to survive. This book gave me chills!

Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts – Zombies, vampires, ghosts … they can all be scary. However, there’s something a lot more disturbing about regular people turning on one another and hunting their neighbors, friends, and families. This book kept me up all night to read in one sitting.



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30 responses to “Celebrating October: Creepy Books, Lucky 13 & a Giveaway

  1. Carol Luciano

    I don’t read horror stories very often due to having problems sleeping without reading them. ๐Ÿ™‚ But The Shining and Misery are the best for me.
    Carol L

  2. Amber

    My favorite horror movie is definitely Grave Encounters and my favorite horror book is Night Shift by Stephen King.

    Thanks for the chance to win and for the awesome book recommendations!! Happy Halloween ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Okay this is so cheesy because it isn’t even that scary of a movie but…I love The Burbs! I watched it as a kid and still love it. There is just something about the characters and humor and the little tiny bit of suspense that it has that I’ve always loved. Stupid right? Ahh well. Anyways Brother looks and sounds so good, I definitely want to read it now! I loved the I Hunt Killers series, still one of my favorites and the book Normal, absolutely loved them all!

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    • Christy

      I LOVE The Burbs! I used to have it on VHS. lol. You for sure need to read Brother. Normal was this | | close to making my list. I contemplated making it 5 instead of 4 just to add it. ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. Diane Elizabeth

    My favorite movie is Halloween..the first one. Probably because I’ve seen it so many times and I know what is going to happen. I’m a big chicken lol.

  5. Judy Cox

    Stephen King’s The Shining was really scary to me. The little girls creep me out when I watch the movie!!

  6. I have Brothers but never read it, though I did read this author’s book The Devil Crept In and just thought it was okay but I really need to try this one.

    I really enjoy Hunter Shea’s books they are just fun and creepy. ๐Ÿ™‚ Let’s see scary movie…The Exorcist…it scared the crap out of me I had to wait and watch it during the day…lol. (The book on the other hand was kind of boring.)

    • Christy

      I liked The Devil Crept In, but to me, Brother is way better. I should watch The Exorcist again, it’s been yeeeeeaaaars!

  7. I’ve been trying to get more into the practice of reading horror/spookier books lately, mostly due to the time of the year. All of these books sound great/spine-tinglingly creepy (is that even a phrase?!) and I’m particularly interested in The Hallowed Ones–it sounds BRILLIANT. Your birthday is in October? YES! October is the best. I am still in shock we have a Friday the 13th this October. Wild.

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    • Christy

      I go through and mark all the Friday the 13ths on my calendar like 2 years in advance, and I was so excited when I saw one landed in this month. lol. You for sure should read The Hallowed Ones.

    • Christy

      I don’t get scared by movies, but that freaking clown under the bed scene in Poltergeist freaked me out some when I was little. lol.

  8. Alina R

    My favorite horror movies to watch during Halloween are Nightmare on Elm Street movies. And for books Stephen King novels. Thanks for the awesome chance!

  9. I am such a wuss, I cannot really do horror novels. They just get into my head and give me weird dreams, and I have enough of those! I will happily watch the odd movie though, I usually find them quite amusing ๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. I love October, and I love spooky reads. I need to read Birdbox. It sounds so creepy. Loved the Hallowed Ones. Have you read IT by Stephen King?

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