Small Strokes

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Hi there, HERsay Podcast book lovers! We're sharing books that cater to all the things women are doing and thinking about during the month of October. We've got spooky stories, Halloween cross stitch crafts, and DIY home decor to tantalize trick-or-treaters and fellow home-dwellers alike! Thank you to Kasia Zubrzycki of Barnes & Noble in Pittsford, NY for the fun discussion about the books that made our list, as well as some Halloween trivia and a hidden clue for YOU to use to enter this month's BOOK GIVEAWAY! Watch our virtual in-store conversation here...IF YOU DARE! 

Happy reading everyone!

HORROR "An uncanny, beguiling and captivating page-turner." Practical, unassuming Jane Shoringfield has done the calculations, and decided that the most secure path forward is this: a husband, in a marriage of convenience, who will allow her to remain independent and occupied with meaningful work. Her first choice, the dashing but reclusive doctor, agrees to her proposal with only one condition: that she must never visit Lindridge Hall, his crumbling family manor outside of town.

HISTORICAL FICTION/FANTASY France, 1714: In a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a bargain to live forever—and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets. Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure to play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman attempts to leave her mark on the world. But everything changes when, after nearly 300 years, Addie encounters a young man in a bookstore who remembers her name.

The Best of How to Haunt Your House by Lynne Mitchell, Shawn Mitchell

DECOR  Now you can create an extreme cinematic experience with touch, sound, smells, and spooktacular sights that bring on the chills and screams at every turn. This frightening decorating guide provides inspiration and instruction on how to lift your coffin lid a little higher and transform your house and yard into the best haunted attraction in the neighborhood this Halloween season!

LITERARY FANTASY From #1 New York Times bestselling author Leigh Bardugo comes a mesmerizing tale of power, privilege, and dark magic set among the Ivy League elite. Galaxy “Alex” Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale’s freshman class. Alex dropped out of school early and into a world of shady drug-dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs, and by age twenty, she is the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved multiple homicide. At her hospital bed, Alex is offered a second chance: to attend one of the world’s most prestigious universities on a full ride. What’s the catch, and why her?

CRAFTING Fun and easy to learn, cross-stitch is an art form that truly anybody can master. From spooky skulls to ghoulish graveyards, Lindsay Swearingen of Tusk and Cardinal gives cross-stitch a dark yet whimsical update. Curious creatures like phantom felines, legendary fixtures from folklore like Baba Yaga and all manner of haunted houses make the perfect subjects for these needlework masterpieces.

Weird But True! Halloween: 300 Spooky Facts to Scare You Silly by Julie Beer, Michelle Harris

KIDS  The wildly popular Weird But True! line is all dressed up for Halloween with 300 all-new spooky facts about candy, costumes, pumpkin carving, and more!