Wednesday, October 18, 2023

31 Days of Halloween

Best Time of the Year!

Oh, how I adore October. I usually celebrate the 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN by enjoying a horror movie extravaganza. However, this year I am diving into horror fiction. Here is a brief overview of some excellent stories I've read recently...

1. A HOUSE WITH GOOD BONES by T. Kingfisher

Hilarious protagonist, laugh-out-loud humor, creepy storyline, very suspenseful, satisfying ending. Perfect Halloween read. Grade: A


This is not a horror novel but it's still suspenseful, creepy, and filled with intriguing woo-woo biz. This paranormal historical mystery has an excellent combination of historical details, mysterious characters, a touch of romance, and a shocking twist at the end. Love this author! Grade: A

3. THE ONLY ONE LEFT by Riley Sager

Very well-written, compelling storyline. This is a "haunted house filled with secrets" horror novel at its best. The plot jumps back and forth between the past and current times, doling out just enough details to make you race through this book to find out what happens. I did not anticipate the big surprise at the end. Loved this book! Grade: A

4. WE SOLD OUR SOULS by Grady Hendrix

This is a heavy metal vs. evil story, and it does not shy away from gory, disturbing parts. Ack! Reader Beware! There were a few plot holes, but overall I enjoyed this one. If you're a metal head, you'll love it. Thumbs up. Grade: B+

Bonus Halloween Recipe: Baked Apple Cider Donuts

My family absolutely loved this recipe. It has apple cider, lots of warm spices, and instead of deep-frying, you bake them in the oven. They taste like professional donuts from a bakery. Highly recommend this recipe from Cake Whiz

Happy Autumn 🦉🕸🎃🦇🕷🧟‍♂️

Love, Penny