As the weather starts to cool down and the leaves begin to change color, it's the perfect time to curl up with a good book. Here are our top picks for books to read this October!
1. "The Haunting of Hill House" by Shirley Jackson
If you're in the mood for a truly haunting read, look no further than Shirley Jackson's "The Haunting of Hill House." This classic novel tells the story of four people who spend a summer in a notoriously haunted house and the terror that ensues. Jackson is a master of suspense, and this novel is considered one of the best ghost stories ever written.
If you're a fan of Alfred Hitchcock's classic film "Psycho," then you'll love Robert Bloch's novel of the same name. This book tells the story of Norman Bates, a young man with a dark secret who goes on a murderous rampage. Bloch's novel was Hitchcock's main source of inspiration for the film, and it's easy to see why. It's a chilling read that will keep you guessing until the very end.
3. "Something Wicked This Way Comes" by Ray Bradbury
For a truly creepy read, pick up Ray Bradbury's "Something Wicked This Way Comes." This novel tells the story of two young boys who encounter a sinister carnival that comes to their town once every thirty years. With its spine-tingling atmosphere and fascinating characters, "Something Wicked This Way Comes" is one of Bradbury's most beloved novels.
4. "Those Across the River" by Christopher Buehlman
Christopher Buehlman's Those Across the River is a wonderfully eerie horror novel set in the 1920s. The story follows Frank Nichols, a recently widowed history professor who moves to the small town of Whitbrow, Georgia, hoping to start fresh. However, he quickly discovers that Whitbrow is anything but normal. The town is plagued by strange accidents and disappearances, and the locals seem to be hiding something. As Frank starts to investigate, he realizes that Whitbrow is haunted by a dark secret: it is home to a number of undead creatures who feed on human flesh. Those Across the River is a fast-paced and suspenseful read that will keep you up all night. It's also very funny; Buehlman's wit shines through even in the darkest moments. If you're looking for a scary and entertaining read, I highly recommend Those Across the River. You won't be disappointed.
These are just a few of our top picks for books to read this October. So grab a cup of coffee, light your favorite candle, curl up under a blanket, and enjoy one (or all) of these great reads!