I’ve made it sort of a personal tradition to choose and read an ‘October Book’ once a year.
It’s usually horror, fantasy, or sci-fi literature, or a nonfiction account of a haunting or other appropriately chilling topic. In the past, some of my favorite titles have included The Bell Witch – An American Haunting by Brent Monahan, Lost Souls by Poppy Z. Brite, The Hundred Secret Senses by Amy Tan, Rosemary’s Baby and The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin, and A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess.
This year, I chose a book I actually bought a few years ago on a press trip in Ireland. I knew it would make a great October Book, but already had a backlog … so now I’m finally cracking the spine of A Bewitched Land: Ireland’s Witches by Bob Curran.
Anyone out there reading any good October Books?