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! 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
Link to the full list: http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/26068.Best_Horror_Books_of_the_21st_Century