The FrightFall Readathon starts today. This is pretty much the only time of year I read horror, or even slightly scary books. Michelle at Seasons of Reading is our hostess. We started today at 12:00am central time and end at 11:59pm central time on October 31st.

From Michelle’s post:

Just remember…the one main “rule” of FrightFall is that you must read at least ONE scary book (which can be a thriller, mystery, Gothic novel, or similar for those who are faint of heart). Since we are doing a month-long, I hope you will indulge the scary a bit more, but that is entirely up to you. It is all about the reading after all.

I have We Have Always Lived in the Castle on my list for this month. It fits for this readathon, and it’s my Classic Club dare book. I’m also joining in on Something Wicked This Way Comes read-along at Castle Macabre, but I probably won’t stick with the schedule. I’m listening to the audio version and have trouble stopping and starting rather than just listening through when I have time.

I’ll keep updates here. I’m only counting books that fall under her various generous definition of “scary,” which means mysteries and thrillers will count in addition to actual horror books.

10/1 – Started Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury.
10/3 – Read “The Diary of a Madman” by Guy de Maupassant. (review)
10/5 – Finished Something Wicked This Way Comes. ( review) Started Peril at End House by Agatha Christie.
10/6 – Finished Peril at End House. (review)
10/7 – Finished The Lady in the Cellar by Sinclair McKay. (review) Started We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson.
10/8 – Started From Russia with Love by Ian Fleming.
10/9 – Finished We Have Always Lived in the Castle. (review)
10/11 – Started Cherringham #1-3 by Matthew Costello and Neil Richards.
10/13 – Finished From Russia With Love. (review) Started Hallowe’en Party by Agatha Christie.
10/13 – Finished Cherringham #1-3 Matthew Costello and Neil Richards.  (review)
10/14 – Finished Hallowe’en Party. (review)
10/15 – Started After the Funeral by Agatha Christie.
10/16 – Started Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. Finished After the Funeral. (review) Started The Mysterious Mr. Quin by Agatha Christie.
10/18 – Finished The Mysterious Mr. Quin. (review) Started Death and Dancing Footman by Ngaio Marsh.
10/20 – Started Cherringham #4-6 by Matthew Costello and Neil Richards.
10/23 – Finished Death and the Dancing Footman. (review) Started Sparkling Cyanide by Agatha Christie.
10/24 – Finished Sparkling Cyanide. (review) Started Origin by Dan Brown.
10/31 – Finished Started Cherringham #4-6.


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