Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Indecisive? Horror suggestions for October

I am having a massive attack of can't make up my mind and it's killing me! There are so many fabulous books to read and I'm in total Halloween/horror mode at the moment, but think I might want something lighter as an interlude. Agh!

If you're like me, horror season is pretty much year round. But something about October and Halloween makes me crave it even more. Here are some suggestions to help you out:

The Exorcist 40th Anniversary Edition by William Peter Blatty -- can't go wrong with a classic, and it's newly polished and released for a fresh audience

Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan's Strain trilogy -- books one and two (The Strain and The Fall) are out now. Book three, The Night Eternal, is due out October 25

John Ajvide Lindqvist's latest (author of Let Me In and Handling the Undead), Harbor, is due out in hardcover 10/11

If you haven't read Max Brooks's World War Z yet, now is the time. With the feature film in production, you can read it before it's released on the big screen.

Rhiannon Frater's second As the World Dies installment isn't due out until Nov 8, but book one, The First Days is out now.

Everyone's all about Chris Bohjalian's The Night Strangers and if you're in the mood for the apocalypse, Colson Whitehead's Zone One is due out 10/18.

Jonathan Maberry also has a new one out in time for Halloween: Dead of Night hits shelves on 10/25

Now would also be a good time to tackle Joan Frances Turner's debut, Dust. The sequel, Frail, is new out this week

Two others on my radar this season are Christopher Buehlman's Those Across the River and Alma Katsu's The Taker (not sure that one's technically horror, but I want it)

And the Saw folks take a stab at the literary scene with Black Light, also out this week

David Moody has new installments to both his Hater and Autumn series due out in November, so this month would be a good time to catch up on prior installments.

Are you on total overload yet? How about one more. You know I'm dying to see The Woman in Black (the new film starring Daniel Radcliffe) and Vintage has put out a new edition of the book it's based on! That's due out 10/18 (the book, the movie is due out in Jan)

Whew! I know there's a ton more. What are you guys reading this month?

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