Library Chat Podcast: October 2020

The Library is excited to announce the first episode in a new podcast called Library Chat. It is in addition to the library’s monthly Library News podcast and Braille Bits podcast.  Check out the library’s Podcast Page for information on all the library’s podcasts and episodes.

 During the Library Chat podcast, we discussed books and other podcasts around different topics. October’s Library Chat will focus on the topic of Halloween. Listen in to hear about spooky books, Halloween traditions and more. We also discussed the podcast Stuff You Should Know: Where Did Trick-Or-Treating Come From? The popular Stuff You Should Know podcast and video series is published by Stuff Media and hosted by Josh Clark and Charles W. “Chuck” Bryant, both writers at HowStuffWorks. The podcast launched in 2008 and covers a variety of topics in the fields of science, history, urban legends and pop culture.

Check out the book list below highlighting the books we discussed during the podcast and other noteworthy spooky titles.

Library Chat:  October 2020 Book List

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson  DB26427  BR11092  LT4028

Dracula by Bram Stoker  DB31689  BR8277

Frankenstein by Mary W. Shelley  DB25835  BR12173  LT5603

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman  DB68027  BR18241

Hallowe’en Party:  a Hercule Poirot mystery by Agatha Christie  DB97649

The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury  DB44005  BR10971

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson  DB26179  LT11759

Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving  DB16731  BR08876

Salem’s Lot by Stephen King  DB62402  BR22530  LT4278

Scary Stories to Tell In the Dark by Alvin Schwartz  DB19713

The Shining by Stephen King  DB51373  BR13271  LT4276

Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury DB50233  BR12583

Happy Halloween!

pumpkinHappy Halloween!  We couldn’t help but look for a list of the best horror books this time of year.  Here are the top 10 best horror books of the 21st century from Goodreads.  The books had to be originally published on or after January 1, 2000 and have a rating of 75 or more by readers.  Each book is scary for different reasons.  If you like a good scare – enjoy!

NOS4A2 by Joe Hill  DB76605

World War Z:  An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks   BR21136, DB65111

House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski

Horns by Joe Hill  DB70788

Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill  BR17064, DB64088

Let the Right One In or Let Me In by John Ajvide Lindqvist  DB71940

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King  LT10987, DB77471, BR20278

The Passage by Justin Cronin  DB71422

Bird Box by Josh Malerman  DB79311

Under the Dome by Stephen King  LT8786, BR18678, DB69804

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