Halloween is right around the corner. Exactly a week away. October certainly is flying by.
So I thought I would do a post about books that I think could be great reads for Halloween.Previously I didn’t read scary books, but as I have entered the bookish community online I have found reading books for Halloween to be more appealing. It is easier to find those books that suit your taste because of all the recommendations everyone shares. Before I would most hear Stephen King in real life around me as books to read for Halloween.
In any case the six books below aren’t all nessecarily scary but they all do have an atmosphere or elements that remind me of Halloween.
1 Lockwood & Co. by Jonathan Stroud
A paranormal book with some scary scenes. The eerie setting and fighting ghosts fit well with Halloween.
2 Fearie Tales: Stories of the Grim and Gruesome. Edited by Stephen Jones. Illustrated by Alan Lee
This is an anthology with short stories by various authors inspired by the fairly tales of the Brothers Grimm. In between are some of the original fairy tales. I enjoyed seeing the various ideas and how they were inspired.
3 Shutter by Courtney Alameda
Shutter is another paranormal read with ghosts that fits the mood of Halloween.
4 Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt
Hex is a great and gruesome read for Halloween. Unfortunately it is only out in Dutch at the moment, but it will be released in English next year.
5 Mort by Terry Pratchett
Terry Pratchett’s Discworld books are all great reads for this time a year, but if you have to start somewhere, start with the Death arc.
6 The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
This list wouldn’t be complete without a Gaiman book. I think he knows well how to write a creepy atmosphere without nessecarily having any super scary scenes. The Graveyard Book is a great read for Halloween for that reason.