Top Ten Book to Get You Into the Halloween Spirit
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10. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J. K. Rowling
It’s got witches and wizards and magical beasts. Goblins and ghosts and magical (Halloween) feasts. It’s all that I love, and it’s all that you need.
9. Dead Until Dark by Charlene Harris
Looking for some sexy vampire times? This is the book series off of which HBO’s True Blood is based. I wouldn’t recommend the latest couple books of the series, but the early stuff is really good.
You don’t get much spookier than having a character related to Death. The Grim Reaper in this book is pretty cool, and I would definitely recommend curling up with this book and a bucket full of candy corn.
More witches! This series has a great setting that just screams autumn to me, even when it’s the middle of summer or winter…
6. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
If you’re going to do Halloween, you might as well do it right with this classic. That way when you run into a green faced, shambling guy with a bolt through his neck, you’ll know to call him the Monster and not Frankenstein!
5. Unwind by Neal Shusterman
If you want to be completely creeped out, check out the unwinding scene. It’s spookier than a movie on paranormal activity.
4. Book of Blood and Shadows by Robin Wasserman
Nothing says trick or treat like a good old fashioned murder mystery! This one will keep you up all night, so don’t start it if you have a costume party to go to!
3. Feed by Mira Grant
You can’t have Halloween without zombies! And what with the US elections going on, what better than to read a book about elections AND zombies.
If there’s going to be a surprise zombie outbreak on Halloween, this is what you need to read to be prepared. You are all invited to hang out at my local high school, but fair warning: I might use you as bait.
Actually the scariest book I’ve ever managed to read in recent memory. I had to sleep with the lights on after I read it. Definitely a new Halloween classic.
What about you? What books give you chills and nightmares?