I love Halloween. LOVE! Like, it gives me the warm and fuzzies thinking how shit is about to get spooky.
But I have spent far too long bellyaching over which books to choose for a list like this. I feel like there are so many books that would fit the bill. Did I want a list of titles that were simply ‘dark’ or ‘scary’? Classic Gothic? Made-into-movies?
In the end I made life easier for myself and chose books that I physically owned. I also tried to pick out a variety of texts, something to suit everyone maybe?
I’ve not read all of the newer releases yet, but I’m working on it! Quotes taken from Goodreads blurbs.
“Forced to go on the run, she hurtles from one threat to another, revealing a tapestry of terror woven into the very fabric of her life.”
I really enjoyed the filmic essence to this book. (Review – 23rd Oct)
“There are no superficial scares here; these are stories that will make you think even as they keep you on the edge of your seat.”
I’ve only scanned this book so far, but I’ve really liked what I’ve read.
“When you fall in love, you will carve out your heart and throw it into the deepest ocean. You will be all in—blood and salt.”
At the top of my TBR pile. Atmospheric and slightly sinister. Yes please! (Review – 25th Oct)
“Chilling, creepy and utterly compelling.”
I need no further encouragement. But I have to say, the way this book is presented inside is a stroke of horror genius!
“A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography”
Again, sold! I can’t wait to experience this book fully. It’s winking at me from my shelf. Should I be worried?
“The essential collection of the American literary master of terror, death, murder, fantasy, and revenge.”
My love for Edgar knows no limits. His stories are synonymous with Halloween.
“Alone with the dead! I dare not go out, for I can hear the low howl of the wolf through the broken window”
It’s one of those reads that you probably hated because of school… But it’s a classic. ❤
“It’s the accident season, the same time every year. Bones break, skin tears, bruises bloom.”
Tarot. Mystery. Spooks and chills. A quirky read and I LOVED it. (Review – 28th Oct)
“With the guilt and shame of her sins weighing on her, Amanda can’t be sure if the true evil lies in the land, or deep within her soul.”
As I make this post this is my current read. I’m already in love with the dark, haunting tone. (click for review)
There were so many books I wanted to add to this list. I mean, you can’t go wrong with R L Stine or Stephen King at Halloween, but I wanted to mix it up a little.