Are These the Scariest Books?

It’s almost Halloween, and that means everything scary, including books. One of our favourite bloggers, Larry at the Flavorwire, put together his list of the 50 Scariest Books EVER.  What’s great about this list is that it only allows one book per author, which means Stephen King doesn’t have the monopoly, and frankly, there are some great books on this list!

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How many of these have you read? Some of these are on school book lists, but others were new to me, but by the descriptions, there are a few that I think I’m going to have to pick up. Maybe I should have started earlier. Scary reads just won’t feel right when I’m starting my Christmas shopping.

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Tim Burton and Miss Peregrine

When Ransom Riggs YA novel, MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN first came out, it was the cover that caught my eye first. Nevermind that it sounded particularly scary, and had a title that couldn’t be ignored. But that cover! Why is it so creepy?

peregrineAnd now, Hollywood’s most interesting director, Tim Burton, is going to bring his inimitable flair to MISS PEREGRINE in the big screen adaptation of the novel. This is sure to be a very wild combination, and I can’t wait to see the movie, which is slated for release in March of 2016.  So far, casting includes Eva Green, and recently, Samuel L. Jackson has been in talks to participate as well.

If you don’t follow Ransom Riggs on Facebook, Instagram or his website, you might not know that he is the husband of fellow YA author extraordinaire Tahereh Mafi, creator of the SHATTER ME series. They are so cute together, often posing for photos on one of their many far-off trips (they went to Iceland recently), and even make short films together, which you can find on Riggs’ site.

The big question: will the movie be in black and white?