My October Hertford Library Book Selection and Book of the Month!


Hey Lovelies, 

October is finally here and with it comes a whole host of scary reads! There is nothing quite like snuggling up on a cold, dark night and reading a thrilling novel. 

This month, I have chosen ten classic and new novels for you to fall or fear. I’ve also included the book of the month in this post. I felt like it would be easier to keep everything all together in the end. I hope you do to lovelies! 

Discover my top ten and the book of the month below. If you would like to take these books out, you can find them at Hertford Library, where my special display will be housing them. Enjoy…

Book Of The Month - The Diary of a CEO by Steven Bartlett: Fans of the Dragons Den star will love his new book. Revealing honest and open accounts of not only his life and business journey, he also talks about the impact others have made on him too. If you listen to his podcast than you know what to expect, so grab the tissues. If you haven’t heard it before, grab a lot of tissues, a box of chocolates and find somewhere cosy to sit, you will need it. Each podcast is like a therapy session, not just for those involved, but for the listeners too, so you can just imagine how powerful the book is. 

My Top Ten Must Reads This October…

The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes: Soon to be made into a hit TV show by Leonardo DiCaprio, this sci-go thriller will have you guessing right up until the end. 

Pet Semetary by Stephen King: Stephen King is the most famous horror writer ever. Fact! Grab this one for something a little bit different, yet, still spooky as hell! 

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins: With a prequel feature due to be released, go back to the start with this teen hit. Whether you have read it before or not, the story of how one woman must fight to the death is harrowing. Once read, enjoy the films all over again.

Bird Box by Josh Malerman: The Netflix based film is terrifying. The book even more so. Following a mother, who must protect her family from the demons outside, no one can be trusted in this page turner. You will be sleeping with the lights on after finishing this. 

The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter: Halloween is the perfect time to pick up some classic literature. Dark, deep and definitely open for interpretation, Carter is an author that stays with you for life. 

From Hell by Adam Moore: After announcing I had never heard of this before, a colleague of mine at my old job gifted it to me. Telling the story of Jack the Ripper, this graphic novel is big. However, every page is gripping to the point that it won’t take you long to finish. 

My Killer Vacation by Tessa Bailey: What would you do if you found a dead body in the home you have rented for a holiday? This is what the young woman in this novel is faced with. Her problems are eased though by the good looking bounty Hunter, sent to help solve the case. 

Lullaby by Leila Slimani: Set around the dark story of a young child’s death, this horrific tale is a quick read. One because of the short chapters, but mostly due to every page holiday a clue to what really happened. Find out if you can trust the nanny or not with this book. 

The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy by Tim Burton: Tim Burton is the king of Halloween on the big screen. He is also a great writer, which this book demonstrates. Great for young and old, it includes images to go with the short stories and poems. 

The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell: The siblings in this family are left guessing what really went on in their family home in this novel. With a sequel also out, you can embrace the drama and darkness throughout October. Brilliant reading for those who like to be kept guessing.

What books have you been enjoying? Have you checked out the display in the library? What books do you find the scariest? Let me know, as I would love to hear from you all about them! 

Joey X

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