Monday, September 17, 2012

Spooky reading?

ok friends.
i need book advice!
I'm in charge of picking the book for book club next month.  This job stresses me out every time.
I chose October (meaning we announce at the beginning of October but I host the first week of November really) because I wanted to read a Halloween book.

I was originally thinking of Dracula or Frankenstein. The real, old books to get us the in the Halloween mood.

But the last three months of book club have been war mysteries and heavier books and I'm thinking it's time for some fluff! I know fluff doesn't exactly lend itself to book club discussions, but I'm kind of the designated fluff girl in our group and I'm thinking it's time. But I can't shake the desire to pull out something like Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman!

Here are some I've been looking at:

The Ice Queen by Alice Hoffman
The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Stardust by Neil Gaiman
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
The death and life of Charlie St. Cloud by Ben Sherwood

Now I haven't read ANY of the above books so I'd love input on whether any are too racy for a mostly Mormon book club or what you think!
Other suggestions?

1 comment:

Spencer Family said...

I haven't read any of those so I am no help--sorry! I'm hosting book club this Friday and we read The Thirteenth Tale. You were right, it is really good. I'm excited to hear what you end up choosing.