Halloween is my favorite holiday, and I love to celebrate with a ton of spooky reads. And since October is fast approaching I decided it was time to start stocking my tbr shelf. We stopped at 2nd and Charles with hopes to find a copy of Dracula, but I found so much more. So let’s get into my spooky book haul.
The Great Horror and Fantasy Collection
So like I said I went to this bookstore in search of Dracula, and I could only find one copy. And it was literally an old mass market paperback that was one read away from falling apart. I was getting sort of frustrated, but I decided I would get it. So I went to find my husband who was looking at some stuff near a table full of boxed sets. And low and behold I found this set. It was used and only $25. And the books are in perfect condition. I was so excited to grab this because I’ve been interested in several of these and now I can finally add them to my collection.
While this book store didn’t have but one individual copy of Dracula, they had several copies of Carmilla. I’ve heard that Carmilla actually pre-dates and inspired Dracula so I decided to give it a read as well. I’m really into vampire stories this year, and this is the predecessor to all of them. I’m interested to see if I enjoy this one.
And lastly, I picked up modern day Dracul. This is a prequel to Dracula that was actual written by one of Bram Stoker’s nephews. He took notes of Stoker’s and pieced together this book about Stoker’s life. It just sounds really intriguing and I can’t wait to give it a read.
So those are a few books that I picked up during my spooky book haul. I’m so excited to make my October tbr. I have a ton of great books to choose from.
Have you added anything spooky to your collection recently?
10 thoughts on “A Spooky Book Haul”
That’s an amazing box set, it even has a journal! I love when the spines in a series or collection makes a picture!
I was super excited about the journal. I’ve never seen one included in a box set.
I just found your blog because you liked one of my comments on someone else’s post. Hello! Halloween is totally my favorite! I’m gearing up for it now so I can have spooky posts ready for October. I’m currently reading Reluctant Immortals by Gwendolyn Kiste, and it’s about Lucy (from Dracula) and Bertha (from Jane Eyre) together in the 1970’s in San Francisco trying to keep Dracula and Rochester away. It’s a rather atmospheric book so far.
Thanks for reading! That sounds really interesting. I’ll have to check it out.
the box set looks so perfect for the season <3 what a nice haul!
That box set is SO COOL!! Awesome haul!
This looks like an amazing spooky book haul! Enjoy!
My brother gave me an edition of ‘Dracula’ brought out to accompany the tour by Northern Ballet Theatre. He danced the title role, but the performance also lent the book a little something extra. I was sceptical too, but it was really rather special!
That is amazing!