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October Monthly Flow: Halloween Edition

The monthly flow is scarier than usual in this special Halloween edition.

October Monthly Flow: Halloween Edition

These flowcharts get more complicated all the time; to compensate this month, I've color coded the book suggestions by scariness, rather than figure out how the hell to include scariness as a flowchart choice without making the damn thing three times bigger. Also, it turns out we don't really read many scary books! So please, leave suggestions in the comments so we can all get the shivers this weekend. I've included a list of all the books at the bottom, complete with links, so if you have to bail on the flowchart, just pick one at random! They're all good! Here's the link to the original Google document if you want book report linkage WITH your flowchart; clicking on the picture will just take you to the full image, sans links. Share your results and recommendations in the comments!

Also, what's scary is fairly subjective, and I miiight have overestimated the fear factors here. And sorry, dystopia lovers, but you'll pretty much have to shift for yourselves, since there's enough dystopia -- frightening and otherwise -- out there to keep you busy for the next 100 years, and it's practically falling off the bookstore/library shelves into your laps these days (the same goes for vampires, not that they're scary anymore).

With that, onward!


Don't Breathe a Word by Jennifer McMahon
The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga
The Diviners by Libba Bray
Ashes by Ilsa Bick
The Enemy by Charlie Higson
The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
The Less-Dead by April Lurie
Ashfall by Mike Mullin
Bad Girls Don't Die by Katie Alender
Sweetly by Jackson Pearce
Greyhound of a Girl by Roddy Doyle
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
Experiment in Terror series by Karina Halle
The Morgue and Me by John C. Ford
Rotters by Daniel Kraus
Darkwater by Catherine Fisher
Charlotte Markham and the House of Darkling by Michael Boccacino


Meghan Miller's photo About the Author: Meghan is an erstwhile librarian in exile from Texas and writer for Forever Young Adult. She loves books, cooking and homey things like knitting and vintage cocktails. Although she’s around books all the time, she doesn’t get to read as much as she’d like.