Here are a few of my favorite and a few authors to check out for your selves, as well as a few more recommendations than in the video:
For Non Fiction :
For Reference, at times I turn to Halloween by Silver Ravenwolf. It has some great fall recipes to try and a few places listed so you can find other resources. There are many who take issue with the book, however, I feel it's like anything, take what works and leave the fluff or incorrect information behind.
Anything Maggie Shayne and Heather Graham works for me. For Maggie I especially love her Portal Series which included: (my review is on the title, the portal series brings you to Maggie page where you can see all the series and the goodies)
- Prequel *which is Free * Legacy of the Witch
- Mark of the Witch
- Daughter of a Spellcaster
- Blood of the Sorceress
Witch Moon Rising Witch Moon Waning by Maggie Shayne & Lorna Tedder Although not a part of the series by Maggie Shayne I love reading this one, it's the first time I read her writing and I have loved it ever since.
I also picked up Lorna Tedder's other work including Flying By Night which is perfect for Halloween.
Another adult favorite of mine is Goddess of Spring by P.C. Cast, now I know what you're thinking, however, this is a Persephone retelling, and if you know anything about the myth you know it is perfect for this season.
Heather Graham's Krewe of Hunters series features quite a few books set in New Orleans and even a few set around Halloween. (she however writes way too many for me to list here, we might be here all day).
My Favorite Anthologies:
- Trick or Treat by Lark Eden, Lori Handeland, Stobie Piel and Lynda Trent
- Bewitched by Susan Krinard, Maggie Shayne, Lisa Higdon, & Amy Elizabeth Saunders
- When Darkness Falls by Susan Krinard, Tanith lee & Evelyn Vaughn
- How to be a Wicked Woman by Mary Janice Davidson, Jamie Denton, & Susan Carr
For Young Adult:
Goddess Series by Aimee Carter *another Persephone retelling* Click the titles to see my reviews
and of course, I love Croak which is the grim reaper series by Gina D'amico. I also have another Persephone retelling which is Love Underground by Alicia Fields. And last but not least is the witch series Circle of Three by Isobel Bird.
And there you have it folks, these are the books that get me in the mood for Fall, Samhain and Halloween. I'll be sharing my list of to be read books that I wish to read soon. Do you have any favorites?? Share down in the comments below and we can discuss and gush about our favorite parts of Halloween.