October is Halloween time. The holiday is my favorite celebration of the year, though this year I may skip wearing a costume to work. Last year I was the only one dressed in my holiday finest--a cowboy outfit- at the library.
Halloween is more than just costumes and candy! It is also about BOOKS. (well, okay it is a stretch, but there are many great books out there that are perfect Halloween reads)
Deadhouse: Life in a Coroner's Office
by John Temple
Don't read this book after lunch (or dinner or breakfast) like I did. A very gruesome account of working in the coroner's office. Learn why some bodies bloat after death and some shrivel.
Jack the Ripper
Follow in the footsteps of Jack the Ripper. A great unsolved mystery of some of the most vicious killings to hit London, England
Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid: The Book of Scary Urban Legends
by Jan Haroid Brunvand
Revisit these classic urban legends. Tell them to a friend or scare yourself late at night...just remember they are legends. Though I do know a guy who has a sister that was the girl that.....
When Plague Strikes: The Black Death, Smallpox, AIDS
by James Cross Giblin
Be Afraid: Tales of Horror
by Edo Van Belkom
A book of short stories that will make you look under the bed and in your closet before going to sleep at night. (and don't forget to peek behind the shower curtain, that is always a good place for someone to hide)
by Jennifer Holm
by MT Anderson
by Scott Westerfeld
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