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Need a "scary" book suggestion

I joined my moms book club and the ladies are all asking me for a suitable book for October. I have no idea what to suggest. It is mostly women in their 50s-70s and it seems as though they aren't too into horror but they want something good for that time of year. I haven't read much in the horror genre in a long time so do you ladies have any good suggestions? Thanks for your suggestions and help!

Re: Need a "scary" book suggestion

  • What about Rebecca?  It's not really "scary" per se, but it's gothic and kind of creepy and just a great book all around :)  I feel like it would be a suitable October read.
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  • I love Stephen King's Salem's Lot. Great book for October

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  • Thanks lades! I will NOT be suggesting IT. I tried to read it during the read along and gave up. I was too scared to even get far into it. Ill look into the other suggestions though.
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    What about Rebecca?  It's not really "scary" per se, but it's gothic and kind of creepy and just a great book all around :)  I feel like it would be a suitable October read.

    This is what I was going to say! That's a perfect October read and I think it's good for any age group. 

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  • Twilight?  Hahaha, I kid, I kid!  What about The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman.  Yes, it's YA, but a great story and not scary.

    You could go classic with Bram Stoker's Dracula.

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    If you want creepy as hell but not gory/scary, try Gerald's Game.  I read it once.  Never again.

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  • The Night Strangers by Chris Bojhalian

    Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin

    We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

    The Haunted Hotel by Wilkie Collins

    The Beetle by Richard Marsh

    Frankenstein's Monster by Susan Heyboer O'Keefe

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    The Night Strangers by Chris Bojhalian

    I agree. This would be perfect and would provide a lot to talk about as well. 

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  • Bag of Bones (SK)

    Misery (SK)

    well, frankly- pretty much anything by SK (and no- I know not all of his are scary- I am exaggerating) but I can answer questions about any books if you have them 

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  • I think Dracula or Rebecca would be perfect!
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  • Thanks all. I'm going to look into these suggestions and bring up a couple options at our next meeting. I really appreciate the help.
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