Monday, October 31, 2016

Link Round-Up: Spooky Stories for Halloween

All Hallow's Read is a Hallowe’en tradition. It’s simply that in the week of Hallowe’en, or on the night itself, you give someone a scary book. Scholars have traced its origins as far back as this blog post.  Of course, All Hallow's Read isn't a substitute for the tradition of giving away candy.  Trick or Treating is a rite of passage. This is just a great excuse to give someone a book.

Goodreads has generated a helpful list of 536 books to get your fright on this Halloween!  Of course, if you're looking for something short to while away the dark hours tonight without a trip to the store, here's a list of terrifying reads available around the web.

Afterward by Edith Wharton
The Beckoning Fair One by Oliver Onions
The Boarded Window by Ambrose Bierce
The Body Snatcher by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Brazillian Cat by Authur Conan Doyle
The Call of Cthulhu and The complete works of H.P. Lovecraft
The Cedar Closet by Lafcadio Hearn
Dracula's Guest by Bram Stoker
The Furnished Room by O. Henry
The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen
Green Tea by J. Sheridan LeFanu
The Haunted Author by Marcus Clarke
The Horla by Guy de Maupassant
John Charrington's Wedding by E. Nesbit
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
The Lottery by Shirley Jackson
The Monkey's Paw by W.W. Jacobs
The Mortal Immortal by Mary Shelley
Nerves by Anton Chekhov
The Night Wire by H. F. Arnold
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce
Oh Whistle, And I'll Come To You, My Lad by M.R. James
The Signalman by Charles Dickens
Sredni Vashtar by Saki
The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
A Terribly Strange Bed by Wilkie Collins
The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

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