Have room for one more on your “To Be Read” book pile or audiobook playlist? October calls for stories that are delightfully spooky, mysterious, and peculiar. Check back monthly for more seasonal reading recommendations and fun facts about books.—Sarah Borgnis-Tobin, Board Member at The Estuary and Head of Outreach & Adult Programs at Henry Carter Hull Library
- Spine Chilling Reads for Fall:
- An Elizabethan gothic English manor sets the scene for an American woman and her son as they escape their busy NYC lives to live with relatives outside of Cambridge, England. By piecing together clues of buried secrets and past lives, the pair discover haunting revelations about their new family and themselves. Recommended for fans of Isabel Allende and Emily Giffin.
- A wedding in the Hamptons conjures images of sun, sand, and champagne—but murder? This mysterious legal thriller takes us to a glamorous New York wedding with something more than seashells buried beneath… Recommended for fans of James Patterson and David Baldacci.
- What happens when an unbreakable bond between sisters is broken? With themes of fame, disappearance, deception, and forgiveness, this mystery novel pushes the boundaries of the possible in an original and gripping style. Recommended for fans of Taylor Jenkins Reid and Karen Joy Fowler.
- Fans of the true crime genre will devour this New York Times bestselling mystery thriller debut. The novel tells a story of obsession with the unsolved murder of a childhood neighbor, the dark mysterious events that occurred twenty years later, and the pursuit of truth in a small town—and justice. Recommended for fans of Rachel Hawkins and Karin Slaughter.
- After the Mexican War of Independence, romance and rumors swirl around a proposal and a mysterious countryside estate. With suspense abound, one woman’s pursuit of love and safety in this Gothic horror fiction will inspire you to leave the nightlight on. Recommended for fans of Silvia Moreno-Garcia and Anthony Doerr.
- In Irving's first new novel in seven years, we learn that there is more than one way that our pasts can haunt us. This character-driven novel explores self-discovery through complicated relationships, family histories, and symbolism. Recommended for fans of Jonathan Franzen and Wally Lamb.
- There are over 150,000 “Little Free Libraries” across the globe, and The Estuary has one! Take a book, leave a book - Anytime, for free. Just stop by our front porch to see what books are available, or swap out your stash of recent reads. To learn about more Little Free Libraries near you, visit: littlefreelibrary.org