Yes; I am one of those people that as soon as it is October, it is basically Halloween! This is my absolute favorite time of year, from the cool weather, to the beautiful trees here in West Michigan, to the baking of breads, and casseroles, and of course, boot and sweater weather 😊
I have a few favorite books that I like to read during the Halloween-Thanksgiving seasons, as well as some cozy mysteries that I have read that are perfect for this time of year.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow-Washington Irving
This is certainly one of my all-time favorites books; a quick read, a classic story, and how can you not cheer for Ichabod Crane? Determined to win the hand of Katrina Van Tassel, Ichabod needs to deal with both the Headless Horseman, and the determined suitor of Katrina, named Brom Van Brunt. This story has been retold in movies and television series alike, and I have been a fan of all of them.
Ghastly Glass: A Renaissance Faire Mystery-Joyce Lavene, Jim Lavene
I read this cozy mystery earlier this year, along with the other books in the Renaissance Faire Cozy series. This is book two, and takes place during Halloween. Jessie is the main character, and in each book, she is apprenticing at a different vendor for her thesis for her PhD. In this story, she is apprenticing with the glass blower. There is the necessary murder victim, and the personal life issues that are standard with cozy stories. I really enjoyed this whole series.
Anything by Stephen King…I have a few favorites, but you definitely need to plan ahead, as most of his books are very, very long.
My favorite King book is From a Buick 8. I have not heard from too many readers who have actually read this story, and if put on the spot, I could not exactly explain what draws me to this book, but it is fantastic! I am not sure how I ended up owning 3 copies of it; but I do 😊 Other great King stories are the classics, such as Cujo, Carrie, and Misery.
What are your favorite books to read during this time of year?
Did you read “Christine” by King?
Yes, I did! Another great one by King 🙂
A Haunting of Hill House, by far one of my favorite books to read around this time.
I had to look this up as I’ve never read it. Definitely going to see if my library has this on hand! Thanks for sharing!
Read The Outsider, the new King. It’s scary and really good,
I actually just finished it a couple of weeks ago, and had serious withdrawals… I literally didn’t read it for a week when I was down to the last 100 pages because I did not want it to end. I’ve been reading so many books, I completely forgot I just read this wonderful story! I did post a review somewhere here on my blog 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!
Stunning colours. What a joy.
Thanks Litadoolan! I make it a point to go to this park every Fall 🙂 And that is no easy task LOL
What gorgeous photos!
Thank you Joyce! It’s one of my favorite parks here in Michigan!
Wow those photos are beautiful 🙂
Thanks M.B.! It’s a must see park here in Michigan every Autumn!
Love this time of year. Lovely pics and I have to agree about “Hollow”. Will have to read your suggestions. For me, Ray Bradbury provides the perfect October/Halloween reads.
Thanks Tyler! I have a few Bradbury books under my belt as well, and I completely agree with you! One of these years, I am going to Sleepy Hollow on Halloween! Goals…
I’m working my way through King’s Dark Tower series which feels so very different from the other works of his I’ve read.
That is one I have not read yet!
Once I have accepted that summer is over, I, too, love fall although it could be a bit warmer in my opinion. And less rain so we can experience those glorious leaves. The Disney version of Sleepy Hallow left me terrified. I don’t think I will be reading the book.
The Disney movie was definitely intense!
Fabulous photos! I tend to read true stories rather than fiction so I’ll probably be looking online at some classic haunting stories. London is full of them! 👻
I enjoy true stories myself and have been watching a lot of documentaries, many based on your side of the pond 😁
Have you ever considered reading Manga?
I haven’t, yet! My 17 year old does and keeps telling me to get on board😉 I hope to read a couple different style books I normally shy away from during my upcoming holiday break this Winter!
Sounds super cool! Have your 17 yr old recommend your first Manga if ever you decide to start reading 😊
I definitely will!
I absolutely love ‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.’ I always recommend any Stephen King book during this time of year, to be honest. Thank you for sharing. 🙂 – Letstalkaboutpersonaldevelopment.blog
I read it every year, and am determined to spend a vacation there on Halloween
I love reading holiday mysteries during the holiday they are set in.