Latest News

Kirsty Logan

Hello! I’m Kirsty Logan, a writer of novels and short stories. My books are Things We Say In The Dark, The Gloaming, The Gracekeepers, A Portable Shelter, and The Rental Heart & Other Fairytales.

Latest News

Kirsty Logan

Hello! I’m Kirsty Logan, a writer of novels and short stories. My books are Things We Say In The Dark, The Gloaming, The Gracekeepers, A Portable Shelter, and The Rental Heart & Other Fairytales.

Blog

Top 10 Halloween Reads

31st Oct 2015 in Books

Halloween

I LOVE a good horror story. And what better time than Halloween to curl up somewhere cosy and scare yourself silly? Here’s the ten creepiest books I’ve ever read:

  • Through the Woods, Emily Carroll – These five graphic short stories are super-creepy and gloriously illustrated.
  • Nyctophobia, Christopher Fowler – So tense, so creepy. I couldn’t get this out of my head for weeks after reading it.
  • The Mall, S.L. Grey – I love this series! Point Horror for grown-ups.
  • NOS4R2, Joe Hill – Utterly bonkers, vivid, and transporting. Oh, and terrifying.
  • Daughters Unto Devils, Amy Lukavics – Short, sharp and scary. That ending, seriously.
  • Bird Box, Josh Malerman – There’s something out there, but you mustn’t look at it. Such a simple idea, but so well executed.
  • Beyond Black, Hilary Mantel – This isn’t a traditional horror novel, but it’s the most disturbing and uncomfortable book I’ve ever read. And it’s Mantel, so it’s beautifully written.
  • Remainder, Tom McCarthy – Again, not traditional horror, but so unnerving and vivid. The protagonist still haunts me.
  • People Who Eat Darkness, Richard Lloyd Parry – Non-fiction about the disappearance and murder of Lucie Blackman in Tokyo. A reminder that horrors don’t only exist in stories.
  • The Daylight Gate, Jeanette Winterson – Witches, wicked women and the mean, moody, misty Lancashire landscape. And, scariest of all, it’s based on a true story.

What will you be reading this Halloween?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *