With Halloween less than 30 days away, our thoughts here at Palm Beach Happening have turned to haunted houses, scary movies, and all the things that go bump in the night. That being said, we figured that this month’s book list should focus more on the spooky side of life.
“Horror and Science Fiction are two of my favorite genres – both of books and movies,” stated Adam S. Davis, the Manager, Main Library and Outreach Services at the Palm Beach County Library System. “I love vampire, ghost, werewolf, and zombie stories, especially when there’s a well-developed back story. Even though I don’t believe in any of these supernatural beings, I still find it hard to sleep at night after reading or watching a horror story. Even scarier, however, are post-apocalyptic stories, because some seem so real and so probably, especially considering how many social and environmental issues that plague our planet. Below is a small sampling of what keeps me up at night. I hope you enjoy!”
Tortured Souls: the legend of Primordium by Clive Barker
Parable of the Sower & Parable of the Talents by Octavia Butler
October Country by Ray Bradbury
The Strain & The Fall by Guillermo del Toro
NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist
Summer of Night by Dan Simmons
2012: the war for souls by Whitley Strieber
Loop by Koji Suzuki
Positive by David Wellington
Be sure to check out the list of summer reading, a listing of patriotic titles that can’t be missed, some stories that reflect on what labor day means, and a few titles that make going back to school a bit less stressful. Keep an eye on this column for a new and exciting list of books to check out each month.