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Scary Books for People Who Don’t Like Scary Books

Happy Halloween! My favorite part of Halloween is always children and pets in cute costumes. A couple years ago I bought a costume for my cat, but he hates it more than anything in the entire world and wriggled out of it in 30 seconds flat. He’s selfish that way. Anyway. What I don’t like about Halloween are scary, gross things. For example, zombies. Zombies are disgusting. Everyone knows that, right? Does everyone like zombies because they’re disgusting? I don’t get it. The last scary movie I willingly saw was Scream 2, and that’s because, back in my day, Jamie Kennedy was a dreamboat. (He was. I swear. Zac Efron hadn’t been invented yet.)

Jamie Kennedy in Scream. Image source.

That said, despite my general aversion to the horror genre, sometimes I accidentally read scary books. Sometimes I even like them. Here are my favorite scary books. They’re spooktacular!! (They’re not really.)

Feed by M.T. AndersonEating Animals by Jonathan Safran FoerA Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonPreludes and Nocturnes by Neil GaimanZeitoun by Dave EggersBirds of America by Lorrie Moore

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Best Scary Books for Teens

‘Tis the season… for ghosts, zombies, vampires, and more. For October, we have some great scary books on display in the Teen Scene! Here’s a list if you want to read more about them (or request one online if the one you want is checked out.)

World War Z by Max BrooksCoraline by Neil GaimanName of the Star by Maureen JohnsonUnwind by Neil ShustermanHold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBrideThe Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey

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