Monday, October 31, 2016

Take a Book and Cook: Halloween 2016 Edition

The season of spooks and sugar is upon us. Here are some awesome recipes to pair with spooky books that are available at the library:

1. The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone
Spiders hatching en masse terrorize everyone. Yikes! An incredibly frightening read featuring the often vilified eight-legged critters that strike fear in the hearts of many.

A recipe for this book: Totally terrific spiderweb cupcakes that will make your tastebuds tingle
Check it out at ambrosia

2. Hex by Thomas Olde Huevelt, translated by Nancy Forest-Flier
A twist on your typical witch-cursed town: there's technology surveillance keeping the curse from spreading!

A recipe for this book: Witch head baked apples (and it's gluten free!)
Check it out at Be Free for Me

3. The Graveyard Apartment by Mariko Koike
This suspenseful book is about the last Japanese couple inhabiting an apartment building that sits on top of a cemetery. At least the neighbors are quiet...

A recipe for this book: A tasty eggplant dish suggested as an alternative to the practice of carving eggplants at Japanese funerals

4. Pushing Up Daisies: An Agatha Raisin novel by M. C. Beaton
A developer plotting to turn a community garden into a housing complex turns up dead. It's up to Agatha Raisin to solve the case!

A recipe for this book: Cemetery cookies

Check it out at Myrecipes

5. A Taste for Monsters by Matthew J. Kirby
A fresh take on Jack the Ripper with a monstrous twist of its own.

A recipe for this book: Bloodspatter Cookies!
Check it out at Foodista

6. And the Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich
Slender, slender, slender man......

A recipe for this book: Scared ghost strawberries that are SO cute...
Check it out at Taste of Home

7. Fear the Drowning Deep by Sarah Glenn Marsh
Fear the ocean - it can compel you to walk in and never walk out. This novel follows Bridey, a sixteen year old girl trying to unravel the mysteries within her town that are causing townspeople to walk into the waves.

A recipe for this book: Tentacle Pot Pie
Check it out at Babble

8. World War Z by Max Brooks
Yes, this one is older. But have you read it? The movie is nothing like it. If you like documentaries, this will shock you with its unique way of documenting the zombie apocalypse.

A recipe for this book: Brain Cheeseball (NOT terribly gross or scary, I promise!)
Check it out at Happy Hour Projects

9. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J. K. Rowling
If you haven't checked it out yet, perhaps it may suit your fancy. After all, you might just be a wizard.

A recipe for this book: Head to Starbucks for a secret-menu frappuccino interpretation of Butterbeer that's said to be quite tasty!
Check it out at Secret Menu

10. Five Nights at Freddy's: The Silver Eyes by Scott Cawthon and Kira Breed-Wrisley
The video game series about the frightening evil animatronics haunting a pizzeria now have a novel for teens! Explore this game lore- and beware the bear.

A recipe for this book: Check out a video tutorial to make Chica's cupcake!
Check it out at Cup Cakes Meal

Posted by Kaitlyn Auer, Library Clerk