October Thrills and Chills - 2022

Who doesn’t love October? The blaze of color, the brisk, bold weather, the brief, bright  interlude between summer and winter - for many, October is the highlight of the year.  Of course, October culminates with Halloween, notable for pranks, clanging door bells, costumes and too much candy. Formerly known to early European celebrants as All Hallows’ Eve, the holiday’s origins date back 2000 years to a Celtic observation called Samhain, when the ancients believed the shifting seasons opened a portal between the dead and the living. Given  the mysterious, other-worldly overtones of the holiday, why not get into the mood by checking out some of the excellent new thrillers and chillers listed below; click on the book jacket to be taken to the link in our catalog. 

“I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”  L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

“I have been younger in October than in all the months of spring.”  W. S. Merwin

“The trees are in their autumn beauty, The woodland paths are dry, Under the October twilight the water mirrors a still sky.”  William Butler Yeats

“October is crisp days and cool nights, a time to curl up around the dancing flames and sink into a good book.”  John Sinor



Published by Barbara Kokot on November 07, 2022
Last Modified December 09, 2022