10 Spooky Books to Add to Your Halloween TBR

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Halloween is coming up-- it's tomorrow! While I am far from being prepared, I still have to go buy some candy for all those trick or treaters, I thought it the perfect time highlight some of my favorite spooky books. If you have time, check out one or two of these and definitely add them to your to-read list!

This list is mixed with mysteries, thrillers, and even some horror. Yet, they all have some spooky vibes thrown in. Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week's topic is: Top 10 Spooky Books to Spruce Up Your Halloween TBR:

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco: It's historical fiction but with a deadly mystery lurking about. The string of murders is not about to deter Audrey from discovering who is behind them. This book certainly has its scary moments but the atmosphere Maniscalco creates is absolutely bone-chilling.

The Accident Season by Moira Fowley-Doyle: When I went into this one, I was expecting witches and spells and all those supernatural things. Yet, it wasn't what I received. Set in Ireland, the backwoods setting is enough to give the book some creepy vibes, but add on a mysterious family curse and it's downright spooky.

And the Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich: Kurtagich is the queen of horror! Recently, I read this one and it gave me nightmares. Two sisters seek refuge with their aunt. There is something not quite right about their aunt's house, however. They start to notice voices, strange noises, and the trees get mysteriously closer every time they look outside.

These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly: If you loved Stalking Jack the Ripper, you will definitely love These Shallow Graves. Both historical fiction, both strong female protagonists, and both uncovering a mystery. I must admit, that cover is more creepy than the actual plot but there are plenty of spooks to be had.

House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski: This one is the only adult book on this list but it is also one of the scariest and most thought-provoking books I've ever read. The story is told in several layers, essentially about a house that has a will of its own.

Project 17 by Laurie Faria Stolarz: Laurie Faria Stolarz is one of my favorite authors! A group of teens decide to spend the night in an haunted asylum that is meant to be torn down in the morning. They film their findings, uncovering a past that should have stayed buried.

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin: I admit that I barely remember anything about this book. However, I did rate it 5 out of 5 stars. And Mara Dyer, an unreliable narrator, certainly leads you in circles while giving off some major creepy vibes.

The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich: The second Kurtagich book on this list and, if I had to rank them, this would be the most spookiest. Told in files, text messages, journal entries and more, Kurtagich tells the story of Clary, a girl who disappeared after a fire that claimed the life of three students.

The Wren Hunt by Mary Watson: This book releases November 6th. And it's such a quick and fantastic read! Set in Ireland, Wren must go undercover as an intern in enemy territory to uncover the maps that lead to her family's stolen magic.

Nightingale by Amy Lukavics: I was expecting a terrifying horror from the synopsis but what we get is a grusome sci-fi. Lukavics will have you cringing at every page (in a good way, of course). When June refuses her parents, they send her to an asylum where things are not quite what they seem.

What spooky reads are you planning to read this Halloween?

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  1. Fantastic list! I loved The Accident Season and The Dead House.
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  2. OOh nice! I need to read my Amy Lukavics books so I can add her newest one to my pile too! Lol! Love Dawn Kurtagich's books and Kerri Maniscalco too! Great picks!

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  3. I just got a copy of Stalking Jack The Ripper. I hope I like it as much as you did!

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