Last holiday season, I chose R.L. Stine’s Silent Night as one of my featured ITW books. Ever since then, I’ve been curious to read some of the other Fear Street books I remember loving when I was younger. And after this conversation in the Book Bloggers Do It Better community about nostalgic reads, I decided this was something that needs to happen.
October is the perfect time to pull out all those old R.L. Stine and Christopher Pike books. For lots of us, they were our first introduction to horror. And what better time to reconnect with them? Not only is fall the perfect setting for all things creepy, but R.L. Stine is releasing a new Fear Street book on September 30! I don’t usually get too excited for YA, but I can’t wait to read this one and see how it compares to the classics.
If you want to join in the read-along (whether or not you’re not a child of the ’90s), all you need is to get your hands on some of these books. Maybe you have your old copies sitting in a box somewhere… or still proudly displayed on your bookshelves! Otherwise, check out your library or favorite used bookstore, and read whichever ones you can find. And if Stine and Pike weren’t your childhood introduction to horror, pick up your own favorites instead and let us know all about them!
In October, I’ll post weekly check-ins so we can all share what we’re reading. If you’re a blogger, grab the banner and link up. If you don’t have a blog, just chat in the comments, or on Twitter with the tag #ffreadalong.
The Fright Fest starts four weeks from today… get ready!