Every great show has a Halloween episode! We brewed up a Morning Booooooook Buzz for October with the aim to fill librarians’ trick-or-treat TBR lists with sweet and scary book picks. Whether or not you brought the coffee, the pumpkin spiced lattes, or your love for a fall theme—we dared to bring on the books (with some costume touches to boot!). Our October MBB hosts selected some chilling picks to kick off the convo this month: What is your favorite scary book? Click here if you dare to watch the full episode or keep reading below to find the scary book picks librarians love.
Hosts Jen C., Maureen, and Sharnell discussed their picks:
Jen C.: “I know THE MURDER OF MR. WICKHAM is not the scariest book there is but that’s how I roll. If you haven’t checked this out, this is a really super cute mystery series by Claudia Gray.”
“I went classic. I’m sure you all know
THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE
by Shirley Jackson —you can’t go wrong with that, and I do love a good horror book. I’ve read it several times.”
Sharnell: “I picked THEME MUSIC by T. Marie Vandelly. I didn’t know what to expect going into this and I definitely had the creeps after I read it. So I highly suggest it if you like that sort of thing.”
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OK —we LOVE a great reading list! CHECK OUT some of YOUR favorite scary reads as shared during the October 2023 Morning Book Buzz: