Halloween looms around us, and what better time than now to explore an unsettling, spooky, or flat-out scary read? Perhaps this list contains the next book to keep you up at night —both with fear and anticipation of what the next page will bring. Cecilia Ruiz brings her stylish illustration style and singular aesthetic to The Book of Extraordinary Deaths. This book spans centuries and explores a host of unique and unsettling exits from this mortal coil—making it an unpredictable look at some memorable corners of history. With The Conspiracy Against the Human Race , he delves into the philosophy of horror—or perhaps the horrific side of philosophy, depending on where you stand. Some of the most sinister things people encounter can emerge from their own pasts: unsettling, long-buried memories that threaten to upset a carefully arranged life.
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Halloween Book Lists
We typically don't want to be haunted. But when you offer your heart to characters and melt into their fictional realms, being haunted can be so much fun, can't it? This list of the best Halloween books includes literature that will be hard to shake, from jaw-dropping thrillers and blood-racing mystery novels to true crime tales, these titles are all horrifyingly entertaining in their own ways. So, grab yourself a warm blanket , light a fall-scented candle , put on a spooky playlist and get ready for a chilling night.
16 Halloween Books to Spook Your Socks Off
Looking for all my quarantine resources? They are all here! I read it with my mom when I was in high school and have re-read it multiple times. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield This bestseller was one of the first books I read after I finished my undergrad degree and started reading in earnest again. It definitely has that Gothic feel to it and so many unexpected twists.
Halloween is the perfect time to pick up a book that scares you. Imagine barely surviving a murder attempt that claimed the lives of three other girls, with only scattered memories of what happened. Now imagine waking up two decades later to a sign outside your window that hints that the killer, whom you thought you helped put behind bars, may still be roaming free. Heaberlin has written a tense, page-turning thriller.