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#AskaLibrarian Monthly Roundup: October

Every Thursday from 12-1pm ET readers can ask librarians for reading recommendations using #AskaLibrarian. It’s a great way to get new books ideas, and to suggest some of your favorite book club picks, as well.

We've been joining in the fun by asking librarians for some great book club recommendations. This month, we asked for books to get into the Halloween spirit. Check out the suggestions we received below!

Books to Get Into the Halloween Spirit

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The Woman in Black

by Susan Hill

The classic ghost story from the author of The Mist in the Mirror: a chilling tale about a menacing spectre haunting a small English town. Book club bonus: watch the major motion picture starring Daniel Radcliffe.

Vintage, 2011.

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Hex

by Thomas Olde Heuvelt

“This is totally, brilliantly original.” —Stephen King

The English language debut of the bestselling Dutch novel, Hex, from Thomas Olde Heuvelt--a Hugo and World Fantasy award nominated talent to watch

Tor Books, 2017.

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Click to Read the Booklist Review.

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The Loney

by Andrew Michael Hurley

Hailed as “a masterful excursion into terror” by the Sunday Times—the eerie, suspenseful debut novel about two brothers that is taking the world by storm.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017.

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Click to Read the Booklist Review.

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A Good and Happy Child

by Justin Evans

A young man reexamines his childhood memories of strange visions and erratic behavior to answer disturbing questions that continue to haunt him and his new family in this psychological thriller named a Washington Post best book of 2007.

Crown, 2007.

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Click to Read the Booklist Review.

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All the Missing Girls

by Megan Miranda

Like the spellbinding psychological suspense in The Girl on the Train and Luckiest Girl Alive, Megan Miranda’s novel is a nail-biting, breathtaking story about the disappearances of two young women—a decade apart—told in reverse.

Simon & Schuster, 2016.

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Neverwhere

by Neil Gaiman

Hailed as “a masterful excursion into terror” by the Sunday Times—the eerie, suspenseful debut novel about two brothers that is taking the world by storm.

William Morrow, 2015.

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Click for a Discussion Guide.

Click to Read the Booklist Starred Review.

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