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  • Writer's pictureTabitha Tomala

Darker, Edgier and Spooky October Reads | Book Talk

Updated: Mar 25, 2021

What do you think of when October rolls around? To me, October means crisp autumn air, colored leaves falling in a swirl to the ground, and reading beneath the cozy comfort of hoodies and blankets. It also means reading books that are darker, edgier and at times spooky.

Here are some reads that I suggest you dive into this October.

What better way to kick off the spooky season than with a zombie apocalypse? When Thomas and his friends discover that the little old lady on their paper route is a walking corpse, things rapidly spiral. Nick Clausen's take on zombies is a fast paced and action packed read. Check out my review for it here.

Ghost stories are a classic theme around October. If you haven't had the chance to read Haze by Rebecca Crunden, then you don't know what you're missing! A tragic accident leaves Erik and Eliza torn and broken. But what if it was more than just an accident? What if an outside force was influencing the events of that day? Erik and Eliza may just be haunted by more than their grief. Check out my review here.

Want to read a book that takes the creep factor to a new level? Little Killers A to Z is just the book for you. Each short story is more chilling than the last as Howard Odentz dives into the motivations behind killers that are easily underestimated. After all, who would suspect a child of murder? Check out my review here.

All of Molly's life, she's been trained to burn her blood. If she waits for too long, clones begin to appear and they have a murderous intent. But what happens if she slips up? The Murders of Molly Southbourne is for fans of the macabre and the darker side of fantasy/sci-fi. Check out my review here.


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