What Are You Reading, Spooky September Edition

What Are You Reading SpookyI’ve begun properly plunging into spooky reads for Readers Imbibing Peril, and you can expect the reviews to start multiplying over the next few weeks!  I reread Catherynne Valente’s Fairyland books which I madly love, and collected several more dark and shadowy tales from the library.

I recently finished A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz, a rather dark and, well, grim retelling of some more obscure Brothers Grimm tales.  Next, I’m midway through Doll Bones by Holly Black, which has been decidedly creepy so far!  I’m also reading a play version of The Phantom of the Opera–not the Webber one, but a different musical.  It was made into the Charles Dance miniseries, but without the songs, so I was curious to see the original script.

And then I have my big intimidating book of the month, The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo.  It’s actually relatively short, compared to Hugo’s Les Miserables…though most books are “short” relative to Les Mis!

Meanwhile on the screen, I’ve been indulging in lots of Hitchcock, continuing the spooky mood!

Have a wonderful weekend–and let me know what you’re reading.  🙂

About cherylmahoney

I'm a book review blogger and Fantasy writer. I have published three novels, The Wanderers; The Storyteller and Her Sisters; and The People the Fairies Forget. All can be found on Amazon as an ebook and paperback. In my day job, I'm the Marketing Specialist for Yolo Hospice. Find me on Twitter (@MarvelousTales) and GoodReads (MarvelousTales).
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12 Responses to What Are You Reading, Spooky September Edition

  1. Kathy Martin says:

    I’m glad you are enjoying your sppooky reads. I avoid scary books myself. Come see my Monday Report. Happy reading!

  2. Great books! I hope you enjoy your reading this week!

  3. I just got Burial Rites today, yay. Hope it is suspenseful, which I love. I also enjoy Hitchcock and am old enough to have seen some of his later movies in the movie theater when they released, and earlier ones on tv. Rear Window, The Birds, Vertigo..so great. I used to read Mary Stewart’s books a long while back. I remember them being very entertaining. I also have a spooky challenge to participate in coming up–wish I could’ve joined Carl’s but I feel stretched in all directions right about now. Thanks for sharing this.

    • I know that “stretched between challenges” feeling…but that’s why I like Carl’s, they’re so laid-back! But of course you have to balance your challenges too. Enjoy your reading!

  4. I am pleased to hear you’re been watching lots of Hitchcock 🙂 I am just about to start reading my first Mary Stewart novel Wildfire at Midnight.

  5. JD says:

    I’m currently reading Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Cicus. The premise of A Tale Dark and Grimm sound cool and I’ll see if I can get it at the library.

    • The premise is really cool, although it was weirdly violent (in a matter-of-fact, Brothers Grimm sort of way) considering the juvenile style of the writing. I hope you enjoy though! I’ve been meaning to read The Night Circus for ages…

  6. Elizabeth says:

    Those do sound “spooky.” I don’t like spooky, though, so I will let you read them. 🙂

    I am reading Burial Rites by Hannah Kent…it is excellent. Review will be up this evening or tomorrow.

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