Storytime for Grownups: Books to Keep You Up at Night

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 theres a well-developed back story. Even though I dont 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!”

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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

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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

0000a1RH full body image croppedBe 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.