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Satirical Horror for the Timid Halloween Reader

There are some readers out there that love Halloween, but will not start a book by Stephen King or Dean Koontz because they are worried doing so might lead to them to hours of lost sleep. Be it over the shadows lurking in the corner of their room or the scratching sound at the window or the anticipation of nightmares that are to follow. 

For those readers out there, I have compiled a list of books for those who want to get into the Halloween spirit but would like to be able to go to sleep at night after setting their book down on their nightstand.

A Dirty Job – Christopher Moore

dirty job

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies – Seth Grahame-Smith

pandp for zombies

Married with Zombies – Jesse Patersen


My Life as a White Trash Zombie – Diana Rowland


Damned – Chuck Palahniuk


This Book Is Full of Spiders: Seriously, Dude, Don’t Touch It – David Wong

Book Review This Book is Full of Spiders

Warm Bodies – Isaac Marion

wamr bodies

The Zombie Survival Guide – Max Brooks




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11 Literary Costume Ideas For Halloween (via Retreat from Random House)

I absolutely loved this so much I had to share it immediately!!!

If you are looking for a kick ass literary costume this year. Now you can have your pick!! I can’t choose!! They are all so good!!

Note: This is all from Retreat from Random House

Recreate Cheryl Strayed’s experience by dressing up as her on October 31st.


Did he or didn’t he? Head out as Nick from Gone Girl.


You can be that kind of girl if you dress up like Lena Dunham this Halloween!


Why not head out as Canada’s favourite Commander of the International Space Station, Chris Hadfield?


Channel your inner Bridget this Halloween!


Prove you would survive and become one of the Gladers from The Maze Runner, Grievers not included.


Become a Shopaholic to the Stars by dressing up as Becky Brandon (née Bloomwood)


If you’re a fan of a good mystery, you might want to dress up as one of our favourite detectives!


You could channel one of our favourite memoirs and a NetFlix phenomenon!


What’s red, white and black all over? YOU!


Keep things extra gory this Halloween with a Max Brooks inspired costume.


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