Thursday discussion: best spooky settings

Happy Halloween, everyone!

Welcome to this week’s Thursday Discussion. Essentially, this is a biweekly meme where you write a post based on the prompt for that week. The post can be as long or as short as you want, and you can talk about as much or as little as you want. Visit this page for the upcoming topics! It happens every other week, and I generally post the topics a month(ish) in advance.

This week, in honour of Halloween, the topic is best spooky settings. I actually didn’t have a ton to talk about for this post because I don’t really read a ton of ~spooky~ books.

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The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman: because it takes place in a graveyard, and I felt like I had to mention it here.

Sadie by Courtney Summers: this book has a bunch of settings, but it definitely has an overall ~spooky~ vibe.

Angels and Demons by Dan Brown: this book takes place in Vatican City, which is probably creepy as hell.

The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman: an old house with creepy wallpaper fits the bill for spooky, I think.

The Seven and a Half Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton: the old house where this book takes place is definitely very spooky.

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So those are five good spooky settings! Have you read any of these? What are your favourite spooky settings? Do you have any recommendations? Let me know!

Ally xx


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9 thoughts on “Thursday discussion: best spooky settings

  1. I’ve read most of these, and would agree that they are all creepy settings. I haven’t read it recently, but I remember the carnival from Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes being really creepy, too. I need to re-read that soon so I can remember it better.

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