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I’ll be the first to admit I’m not one to read scary books or watch horror movies. I used to do both a lot, but for some reason I can’t handle it anymore! I have read some great, frightening novels and other fun ones that are mysteries or set around Halloween. Here’s a list of ones to pick up this Halloween.
- The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. This book also is a movie now. Told in the POV of the victim, this book will keep you on the edge of your seat.
- Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. I can probably find a way to put this in every list I ever make. I love it THAT much. I know this book was a huge miss for many, but I think the author is outstanding and it really begs the question how well do you know the people in your life?
- It by Stephen King. This is a classic horror book and one of the first I ever read by King. It’s quite lengthy and I recall reading it on the school bus.
- Phantoms by Dean Koontz. Always one of my favs, I can count on Koontz to deliver. I believe this one became a movie as well. I think every time I went to the library as a teen I picked up a Koontz book!
- Accidental Leigh by Melanie James. Like a little romance and comedy with your Halloween reads? Try this paranormal chick lit romance. Maybe pair it up with a watching of the movie Teen Witch!
- And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. I remember Christie’s books always piled up in my mom’s room. I’ve read a few of them. This one is the perfect murder mystery for your Halloween.
- Comes the Blind Fury by John Saul. If there’s another Master of Horror next to King, Saul holds the title. His books are full of fear and suspense. I don’t know if any of his have ever been turned into movies, but we all know the books are better anyway!
- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. When I first picked up this book I didn’t know what to think. I honestly didn’t realize it was a scary book – and it sure was. I don’t know why the cover didn’t give it away for me!
- One For The Money by Janet Evanovich. Why is this on here? It’s not a horror or paranormal book. Absolutely not, but it’s a fun, fast-paced mystery and who doesn’t like that on Halloween? Evanovich is a seasoned writer and this is a great introduction into the Stephanie Plum series.
- The Right Equation by Tracy Krimmer. Of course I included my Halloween short story! This is a short story about Penny who attends her high school reunion hoping to reunite with her study partner, Will. The reunion takes place around Halloween and is a costume party! You can grab this short story on Amazon for 99 cents, or if you subscribe to my newsletter, you can get it (along with 2 more short stories of mine) for free!
Please tell me your fav Halloween reads!