OB & I have been discussing putting together that second buddy read for Halloween bingo, to begin 10/10/17! I have two suggestions, and would love to get some additional suggestions going in the bingo group or in the comments!


Carmilla - Joseph Sheridan Le FanuCarmilla by Sheridan LeFanu:


This is a novella, although page counts seem to vary dramatically. Plot summary;


Before Dracula, there was Carmilla—the first seductive vampire to haunt readers’ imaginations 

This classic of Gothic horror follows Laura, a woman haunted by a girlhood dream of a beautiful visitor to her bedroom. Now, a decade later, Laura finds Carmilla, who appears to be her own age, on the side of the road after a carriage accident. The two recognize each other from the same childhood dream and become fast friends. Soon after, Laura begins to experience mysterious feelings and is once again haunted by nightmares. She finds Carmilla strangely irresistible and longs to be with her.

But as the two friends grow closer, Laura’s health begins to fail. It becomes apparent that her enchanting companion is harboring a sinister secret. To free herself from Carmilla’s grasp, Laura and her family must fight for their lives.


The Turn of the Screw - Henry JamesThe Turn of the Screw by Henry James:


Another novella, this one is around 87 pages.


A very young woman's first job: governess for two weirdly beautiful, strangely distant, oddly silent children, Miles and Flora, at a forlorn estate...An estate haunted by a beckoning evil.

Half-seen figures who glare from dark towers and dusty windows- silent, foul phantoms who, day by day, night by night, come closer, ever closer. With growing horror, the helpless governess realizes the fiendish creatures want the children, seeking to corrupt their bodies, possess their minds, own their souls...

But worse-much worse- the governess discovers that Miles and Flora have no terror of the lurking evil.

For they want the walking dead as badly as the dead want them.


Both of these are very short reads! Let me know if either of these sound appealing, or feel free to make some additional suggestions in the discussion group. I started a discussion thread here!