Bookclub – October

A bookclub is in the works! I think we’ll be doing a new book every month, but those who will actually be meeting with us will have an assignment for each meeting, every other month. Life is crazy. I think that will be easier.

Not just that! But we will be meeting at Taste in Provo at least every other time, which means about once every 4 months.

For October, I’m compiling a list of excellent book suggestions for a fun spooky read. These are the ones I actually own, but haven’t read The Heretics Daughter yet, so read at your own risk.

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This morning I posted my favorite, which is The Historian. It’s a story about the myth of Vlad the Impaler and a group of Historian’s running around Eastern Europe trying to save loved ones from him (Dracula). It kept me on the edge of my seat listening to it for the first time on a long road trip. Then I read it again while traveling through Eastern Europe myself, though I ended up in Salzburg and Vienna while some friends of mine actually got to Transylvania.

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Our local library bookclub is reading A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness, which I wish I had time to read right now because it sounds great for this month! My kids spilled water on it, so I’ll probably have to pay for it and will keep it anyway.

There was a point in my teen years when I’d watch every horror movie I could get my hands on. It became a mission for me to find them all without crossing over into an R rating. I scared the crap out of myself, so much that I now avoid them with everything in me. Every once in awhile I can watch a good thriller, but I can’t do anything demonic or satanic. My husband and I watched Stranger Things together last year and I was surprised that was something I could do, because it was more aliens and unbelievable things. We are excited for the next season coming out this month! I always loved the Disney Channel Halloween movies growing up and my kids are loving those now.

As with movies, I like my spooky books to be this same level of appropriate-ness. The classics are always an excellent go to, like Frankenstein or The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, but I’ll avoid any Stephen King. You see my line?

What are you favorite Halloween movies and books??

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The October Bookclub List:

  • The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
  • Dracula by Bram Stoker
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
  • The Crucible by Arthur Miller
  • The Heretics Daughter by Kathleen Kent
  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  • And Then There were None by Agatha Christie
  • Coraline by Neil Gaiman
  • The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
  • Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling
  • The Witches by Roald Dahl
  • Anything Edgar Allen Poe

 

I update my Goodreads regularly, you can see what I’m reading over on the right side of this blog! I also post my favorites on my Instagram account when I finish them under the hashtag #bfybookclub.

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