Halloween Reading

Halloween is almost upon us! I love this holiday for so many reasons.  Costume parties.  Candy everywhere.  Pumpkin carving.  People in the neighborhood gathering outside after dark to mingle, which is almost unheard of in this rainy neck of the woods. It’s also the one time of year that I get to satisfy my crazy costume obsession by witnessing all the amazing, genius ideas people come up with.

In the spirit of spookiness, author Neil Gaiman has proposed the tradition of All Hallows Read.  He suggests the benefit of giving each other scary books for Halloween.  Who knows?  Maybe it will stick.  Since I can’t afford to give each person in the blogosphere a book, I am going to give a book recommendation, instead:

Maybe This Time is a novel by one of my favorite authors, Jennifer Crusie.  It’s a quirky romance that will make you laugh out loud, which is one of the reasons I love her books so much.  It does have a dark, supernatural element to the story that had me turning on all the lights at night (think ghosts and haunted houses), but don’t let that scare you away.  The plot twists and hilarious characters make it one of the best books I’ve read in a long time.

How about you?  Any good books you want to recommend?  I’d love to hear them.   Whatever you decide to do for the upcoming holiday, I hope you have a safe and happy Halloween!

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10 Responses to Halloween Reading

  1. All Hallow’s Read – what a grand idea! And far less dentally dangerous than lollies….Neil Gaiman does it again!

  2. Emma Jay says:

    Hey tara! what is maya going to be for halloween? send pics! miss you guys emma xoxo


    • Tara Sheets says:

      Maia is going to be a Steampunk girl, complete with top hat and my mother’s old riding boots from when we used to live in Cairo. I guess the costume is supposed to depict some sort of “adventure” girl. I will definitely send pics! 🙂

  3. Dorine White says:

    The Jonathan Maberry Rot and Ruin series is a good one for Halloween.

  4. Tara, I love Neil’s idea of gifting a scary book for Holloween! I’d like to recommend Strange Candy, by Laurall K. Hamilton. It’s a culmination of 14 short scary stories filled with a tinge of romance and a twist at the end. I love this author. Happy Reading, Cyndi Faria

  5. Ted Henkle says:

    I just finished the graphic novel compendium “The Saga of Solomon Kane,” published by Dark Horse Books. It’s about a Puritan adventurer in the 16th century, fighting evil supernatural forces and their minions. A Solomon Kane movie was made in Europe a few years ago and it finally made it to the US, unfortunately to luke-warm-at-best reviews. Your daughter’s costume sounds cute. Happy Halloween to you and your family!

    • Tara Sheets says:

      Wow this sounds amazing. A 16th century adventurer fighting evil supernatural forces? Sign me up! I didn’t know there was a Solomon Kane movie, either. I will have to look that up, too. Thank you, Ted, for the great recommendation!

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