OCTOBER Titles for Adults
Scary Good Reads
The Picture of Dorian Gray
by Oscar Wilde
This gothic horror novel chronicles the life of a handsome man who never ages, but whose portrait ages and deteriorates in his place.
Classic Tales of Horror and Suspense
Available as an audiobook on CD
Listen to the works of Edgar Allan Poe, H.G. Wells, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and more, complete with creepy, jump-scare sound-effects and music. Just don't listen by yourself...
The Daughter of Doctor Moreau
by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, author of Mexican Gothic and Velvet Was the Night
Also available as a Playaway audiobook, eBook, and eAudiobook An isolated estate in the steaming Yucatan jungle holds a mad scientist, his beautiful daughter, a despondent overseer, and a compound full of animal-human hybrids in this creepy historical science fiction title.
Wasteland: The Great War and the Origins of Modern Horror
by W. Scott Poole
Drawing upon film theory, history, and psychology, Poole explores how the deep trauma of the First World War gave birth to modern horror in film and writing.
What Moves The Dead
by T. Kingfisher
If you are looking for an atmospheric, vaguely spooky, ultimately entertaining quick read try this reimagining of the classic gothic story Fall of the House of Usher.
A family of seven move into a historic farm house and are excited to start their new lives. But when strange activity begins happening in the house, they realize that this might not be the happy home they were hoping for. This film is based on a case of the well known paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren.