Top 10 Halloween Reads

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For those of you who are going to be waiting at the door for kids to come by, you can always indulge in a little bit of reading to go with the candy you are going to be keeping for yourself (come on, we all do). Here are a couple of reading suggestions for you (so you’ll feel less guilty about not giving more candy to those adorable kids).

– Dracula, by Bram Stoker: Move over, Edward Cullen, and let the real Dracula teach you how it’s really done. A little heavy to read, it makes for a great spookfest.

– The Historian, by Elizabeth Kostova: Another book that will make Twilight pale in comparison, and yet another book you won’t be able to finish quickly (consider keeping a whole pack of them candies…). This one is great for those of you who are faint in heart, as, in true ‘Da Vinci Code’ style, it relies more on historical exploration than gory scenes to creep us out by the fact that just maybe, vampires do exist…

– The Shining, by Stephen King: The movie was really good, but tell you what: the book is a LOT better. This is one of the rare books I would recommend reading after seeing the movie; keeping in mind Jack Nicholson’s acting in the movie will make the book even more scary.

– Alfred Hitchcock presents…: a wonderfully creepy collection of short stories in a series of books with titles such as “Stories to be read with the door locked”. And you just might want to do that.

– The Tales of Edgar Allan Poe, by Edgar Allan Poe: Wonderfully disturbing short stories that will make you jump.

– The Haunting of Hill House, by Shirley Jackson: Four insane people do something that I hope to do one day: live in a haunted house during an entire summer. Hopefully my experience will end on a much better note than what happens in this book…

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