Even though I’ve been writing stories for children and love picture books, I also love a good, scary story! Ghosts, witches, monsters… I love them all and have since I was little.
The Grimm’s Brother’s Fairytales, Sesame Street’s There’s a Monster at the End of this Book, and of course, Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are, were among my first favorite books.
Growing up, Halloween was big in my family and my neighborhood, and still is. We enjoy dressing up, trick-or-treating, and cozying up for a late-night scary movie marathon. Now that my children are older and off with their own plans and friends, I thought I’d try something I’ve never done before: a month-long scary novel marathon!
The goal: read 9 horror novels back-to-back in October.
I don’t think I’ve ever read that many novels in a single month, but since I know I typically finish reading most horror novels over a couple of days, I think, even if nine is a stretch, seven is attainable. With so many good ones on my TBR (to be read) list, lining up a few extras for a stretch goal was easy.
The plan: Here are the novels I’ll be reading in October.
The results: Pending…
Can I finish them all without losing my mind? Will my hair turn white from fright? I'll be back by the end of the month to let you know. Until then, leave a comment and tell me what you're reading this month.