Spooky Season 2020
It's #SpookySeason and we LOVE an excuse for a spooky read! The list below features some of our favorite scary, mindbending, thriller, and gothic tales. From classics like Dracula and The Haunting of Hill House, to more recent titles like The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires, Mexican Gothic and White is for Witching (our October Book Club pick!), fans of the horror genre are certain to find something to read this month in the list below!
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “It’s Lovecraft meets the Brontës in Latin America, and after a slow-burn start Mexican Gothic gets seriously weird.”—The Guardian
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The New York Times Best Seller
#1 April LibraryReads Pick
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Steel Magnolias meets Dracula in this '90s-set horror novel about a women's book club that must do battle with a mysterious newcomer to their small Southern town, perfect for murderinos and fans of Stephen King.
Since her astonishing debut at twenty-five with Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, Jeanette Winterson has achieved worldwide critical and commercial success as "one of the most daring and inventive writers of our time" (Elle).
Winner of the Somerset Maugham Award
One of Granta’s Best Young British Novelists
From the acclaimed author of What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours and Gingerbread
The Craft for the #MeToo era, this debut unfolds a riveting psychological drama shot through with sharp humor and dark magic for readers of Ninth House and The Power.$19.99ISBN: 9780062968975Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: HarperCollins - July 30th, 2019
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All of the Scary Stories books are now available in one hardcover!
These stories are some of the most terrifying tales of horror, revenge, and supernatural events of all time, collected and retold by Alvin Schwartz and featuring the classic artwork by Stephen Gammell.$12.99ISBN: 9780593203385Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Puffin Books - August 25th, 2020
A thirst for blood, nocturnal debauchery, hypnotic trances ... this is Dracula.$11.00ISBN: 9780141439846Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Penguin Classics - April 29th, 2003
Bram Stoker's peerless tale of desperate battle against a powerful, ancient vampire$16.99ISBN: 9781534317000Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Image Comics - October 13th, 2020
Vienna, 1889: Dracula's brides nail him to the bottom of his coffin. Los Angeles, 1974: an ageing starlet decides to raise the stakes. Crime scene photographer Quincy Harker is the only man who knows it happened, but will anyone believe him before he gets his own chalk outline? And are Dracula's three brides there to help him... or use him as bait?$12.99ISBN: 9780593203392Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Puffin Books - August 25th, 2020
Scientist Victor Frankenstein learns how to create life, but his discovery goes quickly awry when he creates a monster larger and stronger than an ordinary man. As the monster uses its power to destroy everything Victor loves, the young scientist is forced to embark on a treacherous journey to end the monster's existence. It's an epic, enthralling tale of horror from a master of suspense.$10.00ISBN: 9780141439471Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Penguin Classics - May 6th, 2003
The world’s most famous work of horror fiction: a devastating exploration of the limits of human creativity. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read$16.00ISBN: 9780143039983Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Penguin Classics - November 28th, 2006
The greatest haunted house story ever written, the inspiration for a 10-part Netflix series directed by Mike Flanagan and starring Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, and Timothy Hutton$16.99ISBN: 9780446696166Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Grand Central Publishing - January 2nd, 2007
"A master storyteller, Butler casts an unflinching eye on racism, sexism, poverty, and ignorance and lets the reader see the terror and beauty of human nature." -- The Washington Post$16.00ISBN: 9780143132059Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Penguin Classics - October 3rd, 2017
*Now a six-part TV series starring Natalie Dormer, from Amazon Prime*
A 50th-anniversary edition of the landmark novel about three “gone girls” that inspired the acclaimed 1975 film, featuring a foreword by Maile Meloy, author of Do Not Become Alarmed$14.99ISBN: 9781594749766Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Quirk Books - July 11th, 2017
From the New York Times best-selling author of The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires comes an unholy hybrid of Beaches and The Exorcist that blends teen angst, adolescent drama, unspeakable horrors, and a mix of ’80s pop songs into a pulse-pounding supernatural thriller.$14.99ISBN: 9781594745263Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Quirk Books - September 23rd, 2014
From the New York Times best-selling author of The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires comes a hilarious and terrifying haunted house story in a thoroughly contemporary setting: a furniture superstore.$24.99ISBN: 9780744022773Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: DK - July 21st, 2020
Classic haunted house ghost stories curated by world-renowned filmmaker and horror genre expert John Landis.
This beautifully presented, highly collectible anthology features ghost stories that have enthralled, terrified and inspired readers decade after decade. Some are relatively well known; others are long-lost treasures, awaiting rediscovery.$19.99ISBN: 9781577151913Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Wellfleet - May 26th, 2020Across all cultures and spanning centuries, superstitions rooted in cultural legends and myths have formed and influenced daily life.$17.00ISBN: 9780143039976Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Penguin Classics - October 31st, 2006
Shirley Jackson's beloved gothic tale of a peculiar girl named Merricat and her family's dark secret$27.99ISBN: 9781250305121Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Tor Books - August 4th, 2020
“A horror landmark and a work of gory genius.”—Joe Hill, New York Times bestselling author of The Fireman
New York Times bestselling author Daniel Kraus completes George A. Romero's brand-new masterpiece of zombie horror, the massive novel left unfinished at Romero's death!$26.99ISBN: 9781982136451Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Gallery / Saga Press - July 14th, 2020
A USA TODAY BESTSELLER
A Publisher’s Weekly Best Book of the Year
“One of 2020’s buzziest horror novels.” —Entertainment Weekly
A “Most Anticipated Books of Summer” selection in Esquire, Elle, Vulture, Time, AV Club, Bustle, and Literary Hub$19.99ISBN: 9781501142970Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Scribner - January 5th, 2016
It: Chapter Two—now a major motion picture!
Stephen King’s terrifying, classic #1 New York Times bestseller, “a landmark in American literature” (Chicago Sun-Times)—about seven adults who return to their hometown to confront a nightmare they had first stumbled on as teenagers…an evil without a name: It.<$16.99ISBN: 9780062982650Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: William Morrow Paperbacks - September 1st, 2020
An instant NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLER!
"I was knocked over by the momentum of an intense psychological thriller that doesn’t let go until the final page. This is a terrific read." – Alafair Burke, New York Times bestselling author
*Marie Claire's September Book Club Pick*$26.99ISBN: 9781250313225Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Tordotcom - August 4th, 2020
Harrow the Ninth, the New York Times and USA Today bestselling sequel to Gideon the Ninth, turns a galaxy inside out as one necromancer struggles to survive the wreckage of herself aboard the Emperor's haunted space station.$26.99ISBN: 9780062913197Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Amistad - March 24th, 2020
A startling debut about class and race, Lakewood evokes a terrifying world of medical experimentation—part The Handmaid’s Tale, part The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.$16.00ISBN: 9781555977887Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Graywolf Press - October 3rd, 2017
Finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction
“[These stories] vibrate with originality, queerness, sensuality and the strange.”—Roxane Gay
“In these formally brilliant and emotionally charged tales, Machado gives literal shape to women’s memories and hunger and desire. I couldn’t put it down.”—Karen Russell$8.99ISBN: 9780380778553Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Avon - July 30th, 2002
Now a Netflix film starring Lily James, Armie Hammer, and Kristin Scott Thomas
"Last Night I Dreamt I went to Manderley Again..."$19.99ISBN: 9781683692362Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Quirk Books - September 15th, 2020
Beware...this book is cursed! These strange but true stories of the world’s most infamous items will appeal to true believers as well as history buffs, horror fans, and anyone who loves a good spine-tingling tale.$7.99ISBN: 9781496719973Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Kensington - August 25th, 2020
Tricks and treats keep the Halloween spirit alive in coastal Maine. But this year the haunted house theme is getting carried a little too far . . .
HAUNTED HOUSE MURDER by LESLIE MEIER$18.99ISBN: 9781250239129Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Wednesday Books - August 4th, 2020
"Garber’s gorgeous novel combines the wonder of a Hogwarts-style magic school with the Twilight-esque dynamics of a hidden magical species that has strict rules about interacting with the human world." - BOOKLIST (Starred Review)
Some people ARE illegal.
Lobizonas do NOT exist.
Both of these statements are false.$22.00ISBN: 9780375703768Availability: Out of StockPublished: Pantheon - March 7th, 2000
Years ago, when House of Leaves was first being passed around, it was nothing more than a badly bundled heap of paper, parts of which would occasionally surface on the Internet. No one could have anticipated the small but devoted following this terrifying story would soon command.$17.00ISBN: 9780143107613Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Penguin Classics - May 26th, 2015
For the 75th anniversary of her birth, a Deluxe Edition of the master of the literary supernatural’s most celebrated book—featuring a new introduction by Kelly Link$16.00ISBN: 9780812974416Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Modern Library - June 14th, 2005
Introduction by China Miéville$29.95ISBN: 9781624650086Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order NowPublished: Design Studio Press - November 18th, 2020
Arkham, 1933. Professor Dyer, a prominent geologist, learns that a scientific expedition will soon leave for Antarctica following in the footsteps of the journey which he himself had made in 1931.$16.00ISBN: 9780399184604Availability: Out of StockPublished: Riverhead Books - March 6th, 2018
"Genius." —Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker
"Samanta Schweblin’s electric story reads like a Fever Dream." —Vanity Fair
Shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize!
Experience the blazing, surreal sensation of a fever dream...$17.00ISBN: 9780140437416Availability: Out of StockPublished: Penguin Classics - February 1st, 2001
Elizabeth Gaskell's chilling Gothic tales blend the real and the supernatural to eerie, compelling effect.$8.00ISBN: 9780141441351Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Penguin Classics - September 27th, 2011
A chilling ghost story, wrought with tantalising ambiguity, the basis for the new Netflix series The Haunting of Bly Manor.
Henry James's The Turn of the Screw is edited with an introduction and notes by David Bromwich in Penguin Classics.$8.99ISBN: 9780345337665Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Ballantine Books - September 13th, 1991
The spellbinding classic that started it all from the #1 New York Times bestselling author
$16.95ISBN: 9780307742179Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Vintage - April 17th, 2012
Glen Duncan delivers a powerful, sexy new version of the werewolf legend, a riveting and monstrous thriller--with a profoundly human heart.$22.05ISBN: 9781950423385Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Zmok Books - October 13th, 2020
This volume contains five stories about plague – some short, some long. Each that builds upon the heritage of the other.
This volume contains five stories – some short, some long.$5.95ISBN: 9780451530318Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Signet - October 3rd, 2006
Classic tales of mystery, terror, imagination, and suspense from the celebrated master of the macabre.$28.99ISBN: 9781524798024Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Del Rey - October 9th, 2018
Captivating stories of the places where human evil has left a nefarious mark, featuring stories from the podcast Lore—now a streaming television series—including “Echoes,” “Withering Heights,” and “Behind Closed Doors” as well as rare material.
$28.00ISBN: 9781524797966Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Del Rey - October 10th, 2017
A fascinating, beautifully illustrated guide to the monsters that are part of our collective psyche, featuring stories from the Lore podcast—now a streaming television series—including “They Made a Tonic,” “Passed Notes,” and “Unboxed,” as well as rare material.$28.99ISBN: 9781524797997Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Del Rey - May 29th, 2018
A chilling, lavishly illustrated who’s who of the most despicable people ever to walk the earth, featuring stories from the Lore podcast—now a streaming television series—including “Black Stockings,” “Half-Hanged,” and “The Castle,” as well as rare material.$16.00ISBN: 9780143132004Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Penguin Classics - October 10th, 2017
For the first time in one volume, a collection of Shirley Jackson’s scariest stories, with a foreword by PEN/Hemingway Award winner Ottessa Moshfegh
$15.95ISBN: 9780940322684Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: NYRB Classics - February 28th, 2001
The Haunted Looking Glass is the late Edward Gorey's selection of his favorite tales of ghosts, ghouls, and grisly goings-on. It includes stories by Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, M. R. James, W. W. Jacobs, and L. P. Hartley, among other masters of the fine art of making the flesh creep, all accompanied by Gorey's inimitable illustrations.$16.99ISBN: 9780062094360Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Harper Paperbacks - October 4th, 2011
Originally published in 1971, The Exorcist is now a major television series on FOX. It remains one of the most controversial novels ever written and went on to become a literary phenomenon: It spent fifty-seven weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, seventeen consecutively at number one.$17.00ISBN: 9780735212534Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: G.P. Putnam's Sons - March 5th, 2019
As featured in The New York Times Book Review Summer Reading Issue
"Supernatural suspense at its finest...The best thing about The Hunger is that it will scare the pants off you."--The New York Times Book Review
"Deeply, deeply disturbing, hard to put down, not recommended reading after dark."--Stephen King