Supernatural and/or Horror/Spooky Tales Discussion

For October 2019, we will be reading supernatural and/or horror/spooky tales.
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Supernatural and/or Horror/Spooky Tales Discussion

Post by hsimone » 12 Oct 2019, 11:16

Since it's October and some of us may celebrate and/or acknowledge Halloween, I thought we'd continue our tradition of reading books that are either supernatural and/or considered horror or spooky.

:scared-whoa: Supernatural
  • include some kind of contradiction to our typical world
  • contradictions or elements typically cannot be explained by nature or science
  • can be assumed they were created and/or originated from otherworldly forces


:scared-eek: Horror/Spooky Tales
  • meant to spook, disgust, and/or frighten us as readers
  • can sometimes leave us having nightmares or just merely startle us
  • can be assumed they were created and/or originated from otherworldly forces - not all has to be so frightening or gross, though
    Children's spooky books can be a source of entertainment and clean fun


Hopefully, it'll be a fun and spooooky month! :shock2: :D

Let's discuss what book(s) we have read, are reading, and/or planning to read for this month here!
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Post by gali » 12 Oct 2019, 13:20

I have read Dead Voices by Katherine Arden and loved it. It is the perfect book for Halloween and contains ghosts, adventures, and chilly atmosphere.
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Post by hsimone » 12 Oct 2019, 18:37

gali wrote:
12 Oct 2019, 13:20
I have read Dead Voices by Katherine Arden and loved it. It is the perfect book for Halloween and contains ghosts, adventures, and chilly atmosphere.
Nice! I read just one chapter so far (so not very far in), but I am already spooked out, lol.
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Post by hsimone » 12 Oct 2019, 18:39

I'm also reading The Chain, which isn't technically spooky, but the things that some people have to do I would consider horror-like.
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Post by Rwill0988 » Yesterday, 10:33

I just finished reading a translated novel that is definitely filled with the supernatural. I wouldn't say it was horror because it didn't frighten me (and I'm a major scaredy cat) but it definitely has some horror elements. Dream a little dream by Kerstin Gier. It is the first part of the Silver Trilogy and the characters can see each other in their dreams after mistakenly making a pack to raise a demon. I started the second book Dream on right after finishing the first part.

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Post by NetMassimo » Today, 07:19

In the past I used to read horror books much more often. In recent years I've been mostly rereading Stephen King's novels and occasionally some of his latest ones such as Pet Sematary and It.
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Post by TopaAzul062 » 46 minutes ago

I'm hoping to get around to some Lovecraft binge reading but I have to catch up on some things before I can dive into anything new. Fast approaching my official yearly reading goal; hope I make it.

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