Hello and welcome back to another recommendation post! It’s that time of the year again where children, and grown adults, dress up as unusual and scary things and go out to be with their friends, drink alcohol (adults only, sorry kids) and eat their body weight in sugar.
It also the time of the year when us bookworms barely move out the house, as we’d much rather prefer to stay at home with a good book, a hot chocolate and watch the autumn days go by. I am one of those people. For me the Halloween season is the perfect time to toss those romance books aside and delve into something a little bit more darker and sinister – something with monsters, dark alleys and cold nights.
So here are the books I would recommend reading over the Halloween period.
IT by Stephen King
Of course any Stephen King book would be a good one as most of his books are a bit creepy and dark, but with the recent release of the new IT movie, what a more perfect time to read the book as well! I mean what screams Halloween more than a creepy clown with a balloon, going around and terrorizing young children? I couldn’t think of a more perfect book to read this Halloween, and because it is ginormous it will no doubt last you until next Halloween also!
Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/830502.It?ac=1&from_search=true
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Now, I know this is supposedly a children’s book, but you have got to admit it is hella creepy. I mean it has people with button eyes for starters, a big house situated on top of a hill surrounded by a dead garden and it seems to always be raining! IT EVEN HAS A BLACK CAT! It is the perfect Halloween read if you ask me – and Neil Gaiman is an actual angel who writes incredibly, what more could you want?
Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17061.Coraline?ac=1&from_search=true
This Savage Song by V.E. Schwab
Well would you look at this, V.E. Schwab makes it to yet another list of recommendations (you all expected it don’t lie!). This book has monsters which can be compared to vampires, zombies and dementors, so it is practically all things creepy wrapped up into one perfect little book! The characters are fantastic and contains some gore, which is great for you bloodthirsty people out there and I’m not going to lie when I say that I was reading this book in the dark and I had to turn the light on I was that scared. I mean you could take from this the fact that I’m a scaredy cat, but once you read it you will certainly know where I’m coming from!
Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23299512-this-savage-song?ac=1&from_search=true
Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
I personally believe that any book based in Victorian England is the perfect book for any occasions, but more so during Halloween. For me they add a hint more mystery and danger to any book as it’s always portrayed as being cold, rainy and dark which is the perfect setting for any creepy novel. Not only does this book have those elements when it comes to setting, the whole basis of the book is set around a girl who is obsessed with cutting up dead body and stalking the infamous Jack the Ripper – a known and real serial killer. Tell me a more perfect Halloween/scary book and I’ll read it (sometime in the future, my TBR is scary enough).
Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28962906-stalking-jack-the-ripper
That’s it – my Halloween book recommendations. If neither of these books even make your palms sweat even the tiniest bit, then you my friend, are made of hard, cold, stone. If you have any recommendations for me to read, then please let me know in the comments, I’m always open for new creepy reads!
Have a lovely Halloween,