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October 26, 2010

Top 10 Creepy Books for Book Clubs

Posted by Dana

As Halloween approaches, I can't help but be drawn into the shadows.  And when it comes to fiction and literature there are tons of scary, creepy, ghostly books to choose from.  Has your book club read any of these horrific tales?  Would you? I say go for it... just lock the doors and check under the bed before you start reading.  For today's post I thought I'd share a couple bone-chilling options for your group to consider.  Here's my top ten list - in no particular order!

Practical-Magic-Hoffman-Alice-9780425190371.jpgTHE REAPERS ARE THE ANGELS by Alden Bell

PRACTICAL MAGIC by Alice Hoffman

BLOOD AND CHOCOLATE by Annette Curtis Klause

THE HISTORIAN by Elizabeth Kostova

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith

THE PASSAGE by Justin Cronin

THE COMPLETE DRACULA by Bram Stoker, Colton Worley and Leah Moore (This is the graphic novel version!)

FRANKENSTEIN by Mary Shelley

BAG OF BONES by Stephen King

THE STRAIN by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan

Now just to let you know - I didn't choose all these titles because I read them and can swear they're great, but rather because I read ABOUT them and can swear they look like they'd be great! 

So read on... if you dare... and feel free to share any I may have missed!

-- Dana Barrett, Contributing Editor