Thursday, October 16, 2014

Staff Picks - Ghost Stories

I love a good ghost story, especially this time of year. Here are some I've particularly enjoyed recently:

From our Teen High collection:

The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
(Book 1 of the Shades of London series)
Georgia Peach Award nominee for 2012-2013

A London boarding school and a Jack the Ripper copycat who must be stopped.

The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson
(Book 2 of the Shades of London series)

The Shades, London's secret ghost-fighting police, take on inexplicable threats lurking underground. 

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Friendship, families, wealth, and amnesia. An ending you will not see coming!

From our Adult collection:

The Night Strangers by Chris Bohjalian

The Stepford Wives meets The Shining. Small town Vermont, herbalists, twins, and a plane crash.

Joyland by Stephen King

College students, small town amusement park, 1970's, and a haunted ride make for a fun summer! 

Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz

Young short-order cook with an ‘odd’ name sees dead people and solves crimes. 

Rooms by Lauren Oliver

Family, ghosts, secrets and the haunted house that holds them. 

Help for the Haunted by John Searles

Teen born into a supernatural family must come to terms with her parents' deaths.

A Sudden Light by Garth Stein

Set in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, a coming of age ghost story about a boy trying to save his parents' marriage. 

Beth Moore

Information Specialist