With Halloween closing out the month, Horror is a traditional theme for October, and the Year of Reading Challenge saw no reason to mess with tradition! Read any horror book in October and log it as an Activity Badge to be entered into the monthly drawing for a gift card. Below is a list compiled by staff using the NoveList database, which you can also use here. The book you read to complete the Activity doesn’t have to come from this list, though. These are just some suggestions in case you need help picking a book.

Have you not signed up yet for The Year of Reading Challenge? It’s never too late! Read more about the challenge here. Sign up in Beanstack to get started. And remember to log your monthly theme book as an Activity Badge to be considered for the drawing!


World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks

The Suicide Motor Club by Christopher Buehlman

Little Heaven by Nick Cutter

Last Ones Left Alive by Sarah DavisGoff

The Monster of Elendhaven by Jennifer Giesbrecht

The Pandora Room by Christopher Golden

NOS4A2 by Joe Hill

Wonderland by Jennifer Hillier

The Grip of It by Jac Jemc

The Shining by Stephen King

The Watchers Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft

Glimpse by Jonathan Maberry

Slade House by by David Mitchell

Secondhand Souls by Christopher Moore

Mexican Gothic by Silvia MorenoGarcia

Beloved by Toni Morrison

The Doll-Master by Joyce Carol Oates

Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt
translated from the Dutch by Nancy Forest-Flier

The Essential Poe by Edgar Allan Poe

Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage

What the Hell Did I Just Read by David Wong

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