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We Asked, You Answered: Reader Recommendations for Spooky Season

We asked our Instagram followers what books they suggest during spooky season. Here are the titles they recommend for a frightful night in!

Last week, we asked our Instagram followers for their spooky season book recommendations.

Ranging from the atmospheric to the downright terrifying, here's what our followers had to say about their favorite scary stories!

We Asked, You Answered: Reader Recommendations for Spooky Season
    • robertleebrewer

      The Halloween Tree, by Ray Bradbury, pretty much every October. 🎃 👻 🌳
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    • ali.pennell

      The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman! I’m 32 and will continue reading it until I’m old and gray! 🖤🦇🕷🕸👻
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    • writerpal

      I LOVE revisiting Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes. It’s the perfect Halloween read and just an all-around tremendous novel 🧡🖤
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    • energeticstarfish

      I read The Shining and The Exorcist pretty much every year. By now they don't even really scare me; they are more comforting than anything else.
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(6 Books Perfect for Fall Reading)

Do you see any of your favorites on this list? In the comments below, give us your favorite spooky read for spooky season!

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Ian Douglas: On Telling the Truth in Science Fiction

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Poetry Prompt

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 589

Every Wednesday, Robert Lee Brewer shares a prompt and an example poem to get things started on the Poetic Asides blog. This week, write a yesterday poem.

Revenge

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Peter Fiennes: On Finding Hope in the Writing Process

Peter Fiennes: On Finding Hope in the Writing Process

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November PAD Chapbook Challenge

2021 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 30

For the 2021 November PAD Chapbook Challenge, poets are tasked with writing a poem a day in the month of November before assembling a chapbook manuscript in the month of December. Today's prompt is to write a The End and/or The Beginning poem.

Sports Afield: Market Spotlight

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Apart vs. A Part (Grammar Rules)

Apart vs. A Part (Grammar Rules)

This post looks at the differences between apart and a part with Grammar Rules from the Writer's Digest editors, including a few examples of correct usages.

November PAD Chapbook Challenge

2021 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 29

For the 2021 November PAD Chapbook Challenge, poets are tasked with writing a poem a day in the month of November before assembling a chapbook manuscript in the month of December. Today's prompt is to write a next poem.