Top Ten Books to Read to Get in The Halloween Spirit

Top Ten Tuesday is an original concept started by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday a specific bookish topic will be discussed in the blog community. It’s a great way to encourage people to talk about books and to introduce book-loving bloggers to one another.

Today’s topic is ‘Top Ten Books to Read to Get in The Halloween Spirit’. Halloween is a holiday celebrated on the night of 31st of October.  The word Halloween is short for All Hallows’ Evening, also known as Hallowe’en or All Hallows’ Eve. Did you know that Pagans too celebrate the Day of the Dead also known as Samhain (pronounced ‘sow’inn’)? If you would like to read more about Halloween, visit this link.

Here are my book suggestions for this Halloween/Samhain. Kindly take note that these books are available for rent at SS Readers Corner!

Local folklore

I selected these books because they feature local ghosts who are usually known to be restless spirits. If you enjoy watching Thai horror movies, then you may like these books.

‘Nightmares’ series by Pugalenthi

Local horror stories available for rent

Local horror stories available for rent

‘True Singapore Ghost Stories’ series by Russell Lee

Be spooked by these ghost stories!

Be spooked by these ghost stories!

Children’s books

This collection is for those who are nostalgic and/or would like to introduce the series to their own children. Mr Midnight series is very popular in Malaysia and Singapore that they outsold Harry Potter series at one time.

‘Mr Midnight’ series by James Lee

'Mr Midnight' books for rent

‘Mr Midnight’ books for rent

‘Spookville’ by Christopher Pike

Christopher Pike for young readers

Christopher Pike for young readers

Based on television shows

These shows are my favourite tv shows when I was a teenager. If you don’t know anything about it, read this short summary. The shows featured a lot of  supernatural elements such as vampires, werewolf, witches, demons, alternate world etc.

‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ series

'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'

‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’

‘Angel’ series

'Ange', a spinoff of 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'

‘Ange’, a spinoff of ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’

Paranormal romance

Our paranormal romance section features authors such as Sherilyn Kenyon, Kresley Cole, Nalini Singh, Lyndsay Sands and Charlaine Harris. Sherilyn Kenyon’s books features demons and shapeshifters while Kresley Cole writes about vampires, witches and also demons.

Book series by Sherilyn Kenyon

Various book series by Sherilyn Kenyon

Check out these books by Sherilyn Kenyon

‘Immortals after Dark’ series by Kresley Cole

Our collection of Kresley Cole's books

Our collection of Kresley Cole’s books

General fiction

‘Doctor Sleep’ by Stephen King

This book is last year’s winner of Goodreads Choice Award in the horror genre. ‘Doctor Sleep’ is the sequel to ‘The Shining’ whereas ‘Odd Thomas’ is about a young man who is able to see dead people.

‘Doctor Sleep’, a sequel to ‘The Shining’

‘Odd Thomas’ series by Dean Koontz

‘Odd Thomas’ by Dean Koontz


What are your favourite spooky reads? Share your comments and/or list in the comment box below so I could read and comment on your chosen books.

Happy Halloween/Merry Samhain!

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New Arrivals – 30/08/2014

Dear Customers,

Sorry for the lack of updates on newly arrived books this month. I was only able to visit the store a few days ago.

Here is a list of new arrivals at SS Readers Corner:

Title Author Genre
Dark Lycan Christine Feehan Paranormal romance
Hotshot Julie Garwood Romantic suspense
Possession J.R. Ward Paranormal romance
The Valley of Amazement Amy Tan Historical fiction
How the Scoundrel Seduces Sabrina Jeffries Historical romance
Doctor Sleep Stephen King Horror
Tuesdays with Morrie Mitch Albom Non-fiction
Natchez Burning Greg Iles Thriller
Vixen in Velvet Loretta Chase Historical romance
Unbreakable Stephanie Tyler Romantic suspense
The Kill Order James Dashner Young adult
The Scorch Trials James Dashner Young adult
The Maze Runner James Dashner Young adult

Most of the books are on rent so I couldn’t take photos of the book except for the ones below. If you would like to rent any of the new books, please contact Mr Sam for their availability.

Have a good weekend!

James Dashner: The Kill Order (the prequel), The Scorch Trials (#2) & The Death Cure (#3)

James Dashner: The Kill Order (the prequel), The Scorch Trials (#2) & The Death Cure (#3)

New Arrivals – 26/07/2014

Hello.

Good news for SS Readers customers. There are 24 newly arrived books at the store!

Title Author Genre
Wicked Nights Gena Showalter Paranormal romance
Beauty Awakened Gena Showalter Paranormal romance
Burning Dawn Gena Showalter Paranormal romance
Air Bound Christine Feehan Paranormal romance
Steadfast Mercedes Lackey Fantasy
The Baron Next Door Erin Knightley Historical romance
How to School Your Scoundrel Juliana Gray Historical romance
Regency Sabotage Mary Nichols Historical romance
The Accidental Duchess Madeline Hunter Historical romance
When Day Breaks Maya Banks Romantic suspense
Concealed in Death J.D. Robb Romantic suspense
Bombshell Catherine Coulter Romantic suspense
Branded Laura Wright Contemporary romance
It Happened One Wedding Julie James Contemporary romance
Tangled Up Megan Hart, Sarah Morgan & Lauren Dane Contemporary romance
Zero Hour Clive Cussler & Graham Brown Thriller
The Widow’s Strike Brad Taylor Thriller
Hostage Chris Bradford Young Adult
Ransom Chris Bradford Young Adult
Dork Diaries: Holiday Heartbreak Rachel Renée Russell Young Adult
Dork Diaries: Dear Dork Rachel Renée Russell Young Adult
Dork Diaries: TV star Rachel Renée Russell Young Adult
Paper Towns John Green Young Adult
Fortunately, the Milk Neil Gaiman Children’s

I visited the store yesterday and the books had not been wrapped and price-tagged yet. So I am not sure when they will be ready for rent. If you are keen to borrow any of these books before the shop closes for ‘Hari Raya’, please call Mr Sam to avoid disappointment.

Thank you. Enjoy the long weekend.

New arrivals – 05/07/2014

Hello.

There are new books for rent at SS Readers Corner. For more information on the books, visit Goodreads or click on the author’s name (which will take you to the author’s website).

Title Author Genre
Gone Michael Grant Young adult, dystopia, science fiction
Hunger Michael Grant Young adult, dystopia, science fiction
Lies Michael Grant Young adult, dystopia, science fiction
Plague Michael Grant Young adult, dystopia, science fiction
Styxx Sherrilyn Kenyon Paranormal romance

To rent these books, please visit our store.

Thank you and have a nice weekend.

Books by Michael Grant: Gone (#1), Hunger (#2), Lies (#3), Plague (#4).

Books by Michael Grant: Gone (#1), Hunger (#2), Lies (#3), Plague (#4).

Styxx by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Styxx by Sherrilyn Kenyon

New arrivals – 28/06/2014

Hello.

It’s been awhile since my last visit to SS Readers Corner. Sorry for the lack of updates. Well I would like to inform you that there are new books for rent.

Title Author Genre
The Virgin of Clan Sinclair Karen Ranney Historical romance
What a Reckless Rogue Needs Vicky Dreiling Historical romance
The Once and Future Duchess Sophia Nash Historical romance
Rise of the Gryphon Sherrilyn Kenyon & Dianna Love Paranormal romance
The Curse Sherrilyn Kenyon & Dianna Love Paranormal romance
Sycamore Row John Grisham Thriller
Searching for Perfect Jennifer Probst Contemporary romance

To get your hands on one of these books, please head to our store.

Have a great weekend.