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Book Review: Music From The Dead by Bebe Faas Rice

Music From The Dead by Bebe Faas Rice is a young adult horror novel originally published in April 1997.  Marnie and her cousin Peter drive up to the mansion that Marnie's father rented for the summer ahead of her father.  When the cousins arrive at the mansion called Stonycraig and settle in, Marnie is nervous because she thought she saw a shadow in one of the windows.  Then, she starts hearing a woman crying late at night.  Are the stories about Stonycraig being haunted true? This is a book I originally read as a teenager, and I remember being impressed by the storyline and writing.  I recently decided to reread it as an adult to see if it was as good as I remembered.  I have to say it was phenomenal.  Well-written and unputdownable.   Even though there were parts that came back to me as I made my way through Music From The Dead , I still found it to be perfectly eerie and creepy.  There was even a little bit of romance but nothing inappropriate for a tween or teen.  The only com

52-Week Book Challenge: A More Difficult 2020 Reading Challenge by The Running Bibliophile

Do you want a book challenge that will help you read 52 books within 52 weeks? This is the book challenge that will help you with that goal. There is no order in which you need to complete this challenge as long as you finish within the 52 week time period.

Good luck with our 52-Week Book Challenge: A More Difficult 2020 Reading Challenge, and Happy New Year!



 52 Week Book Challenge Topics

  • A Book Based on a Television Series
  • A Book Turned into a Television Series
  • A Book Turned into a Movie
  • A Book Written by someone you've met
  • A Book that you picked because you liked the cover
  • A Book that makes you laugh
  • A Book about books, bookstores, or libraries
  • A 2019 Goodreads Nominee
  • A 2019 Goodreads Winner
  • Read the First Book in a series
  • Read Book 1 in a trilogy
  • Read Book 2 in a trilogy
  • Read Book 3 in a trilogy
  • A Book that starts with the letter A
  • A Book that starts with the letter Z
  • A Book that has a color in the title
  • A Book that has a number in the title
  • A Book Set in the State You Live In
  • A Book Based in the Old West
  • Read a book where an author used a pen name
  • A book that was Required Reading in Elementary School
  • A book that was Required Reading in Middle School
  • A book that was Required Reading in High School
  • A Book given to you as a gift
  • A Book Recommended by an Author you like
  • A Play


  • Graphic Novel
  • Young Adult Fantasy
  • Young Adult Novel
  • Young Adult Romance
  • Young Adult Science Fiction
  • Read a book that targets children 8-12
  • A Memoir
  • Autobiography or Biography about a President
  • Non-Fiction Book written by a woman
  • Read a book that is on your "To Be Read" List
  • A Short Story Collection
  • A Book Over 500 pages
  • A Book Published the year you were born
  • A Book Published or Set in the decade of the 1900's
  • A Book Published or Set in the 1910's
  • A Book Published or Set in the 1920's
  • A Book Published or Set in the 1930's
  • A Book Published or Set in the 1940's
  • A Book Published or Set in the 1950's
  • A Book Published or Set in the 1960's
  • A Book Published or Set in the 1970's
  • A Book Published or Set in the 1980's
  • A Book Published or Set in the 1990's
  • A Book Published or Set in the decade of the 2000's
  • A Book Published or Set in the 2010's
  • A Book Published in 2020
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