Halloween 2017 Recommendations

We’re finally in October! You know what that means?

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But seriously, though, this month is absolutely amazing. Autumn is starting, which means crunchy leaves on the floor and comfy hoodies. But that’s not all! Halloween is coming up! So, just like I did last year, here’s a few recommendations for an extra spooky Halloween!

33151805First of all, let’s start with the youngest book in this list, Into the Water by Paula Hawkins.

This amazing book tells the story of a woman who commits suicide (or does she?). It’s a psychological mystery, not necessarily scary. Nonetheless, if you want to play detective during the magical night that is October 31st, this is an amazing book.

 

6592305Continuing with psychological, but this time a thriller, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King is an awesome pick for Halloween.

This book tells the tale of Trisha McFarland, a sweet nine-year old (but big for her age) who gets lost in the woods. This ~short~ book has it all: hallucinations, bears, lack of food, explosive diarrhea, you name it. You’ll get physically tired from reading this book, trust me.

Want to read a short story instead?

10618Apt Pupil by the King himself, Stephen King, tells the story of a friendship between an old man and a young boy. Seems sweet, doesn’t it? Well, it’s not. As it turns out, the old man has a very dark secret and the kid could ruin him. However, he chooses not to; but only if the old man tells him everything he knows.

This ‘short story’ (it’s roughly 200 pages long) is amazing and, if you have a chance, you should read it.  The characters are an absolute masterpiece and the plot will leave you in awe.

 

But what if you want to watch anime instead? I’ve got the thing just for you.

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Another tells the story of a certain class that has a curse. Every month, at least one student dies. Whilst trying to figure out why this is happening, the characters have to witness gory murders and other deaths. It’ll get your heart beating like crazy and your eyes squinting at the amount of blood.

Be aware of pointy umbrellas.

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But… what about games?

Until Dawn is a short scary game that I absolutely love. It’ll take you an afternoon to finish and you won’t notice that time’s passing.

Have a great Halloween!

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Valentine’s Day 2017 Recommendations

We’re finally in February. Do you know what that means? Well, first of all, I finally got to show you the insane amount of books I got last month (you can find my haul here). But the most important aspect about February is, obviously, Valentine’s Day! So here are some recommendations:

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The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo is a historical romance set in colonial Malaya. It has a lot of paranormal aspects and isn’t too heavy on romance, therefore, if you’re not very fond of cheesy books, this is the perfect book for you!

I have also reviewed this book, you can find it here.

19288043Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn is, hands down, one of my favourite books. It’s an award winning thriller about a seemingly perfect marriage.

If you want to read something that might be romance-related but only shows its faults, this is the book for you!

15507958Me Before You by Jojo Moyes is a sad, sad romance. If you want to spend Valentine’s Day crying, read this.

But it’s a great book, trust me.

Want to see my review? You can find it here.

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Have a YA craving? Don’t worry, I’ve also got a book for you. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green tells a heart breaking tale about several cancer patients. It has earned several awards and is considered one of the best young adult novels out there.

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But what about… non-romantic books? Don’t worry, I also have one of those.

First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson #1) by Darynda Jones is an erotic book with a lot of funny and paranormal aspects.

10566Need more Stephen King books in your life? Look no further. Lisey’s Story  is about a widow’s life years after her husband passed away. It’s a romance ‘Stephen King’ style. I’m currently reading it and trust me, it won’t let you down.

But… what about graphic novels?

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Saga, Vol. 1 by Brain K. Vaughan is a fantasy book about two soldiers and their lives after they fall in love. It’s one of the best books I’ve read this year . It’s definitely worth your time.

And what if you don’t want to read? What if you want to enjoy a movie? No need to worry, I also have movies for you.

Stardust (2007) is a movie I used to watch all the time as a child. I watched it once again a few months ago and trust me, the magic’s still there. I will never fall out of love with this movie; it tells the story of a man who encounters a fallen star and their story. It has a romantic sub-plot and it’s great. Give this movie a go, it deserves all the love in the world.

 

 

What if western made movies aren’t your kind of thing?

The Wind Rises (2013) is a Studio Ghibli film that features a love story that you will certainly fall in love with. I highly recommend this, it’s one of my favourite films of all time.

My Halloween Recommendations 2016

The Shining by Stephen King is a great spooky book that will definitely get you in the mood for Halloween.

You can find my full review here: https://thatonenerdygirlblog.wordpress.com/2016/08/12/the-shining-book-review/

12977531Want to read but don’t really have time for a full book? The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allen Poe is a great short story that I highly recommend.

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Don’t want to read something paranormal? Game, the second book of the I Hunt Killers trilogy is a great gory book that I absolutely loved.

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Want a good movie? Coraline is a great creepy movie that I’ll definitely re-watch during the Halloween night. The art is absolutely beautiful and also looks childish however the plot reveals that it’s anything but a children’s movie.

Have to do work and don’t have time to read or to watch a movie? Don’t worry, you can still enjoy spooky stuff. There’s a great creepypasta reader called CreepsMcPasta whose readings I highly suggest. Here’s a link: https://www.youtube.com/user/CreepsMcPasta

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