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I (Jamie aka The Perpetual Page-Turner) am always looking for a good creepy or scary book to read in October especially nearer to Halloween. Whether it be a scary Halloween book, something creepy or just something that feels "Fall-ish" to me. So here's my list of books that would be perfect reads for Halloween!
2. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin -- While this isn't a scary Halloween book, I think the WTFness and the creepy things that happen make this worthy of reading around Halloween!
3. The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting -- I read this around Halloween last year and thought this was perfect creepy (but not SO creepy) read! I mean, how creepy would it be to be able to hear the echos of dead people. Imagine who might be after you after you stumble upon a murder victim's echoes!
5. The Physick Book of Deliverance Dance by Katherine Howe -- When I think of Halloween I think of witches! This book was a great historical fiction novel dealing with Salem witches and a young woman's exploration into her family's history.
6. Rebecca by Daphne du Murier -- I love love love reading any sort of Gothic novel in the Fall and at Halloween. I feel the atmosphere created...I feel like I can just FEEL everything so intensely like the coldness of the house. This book was creepy and thrilling (not like in a thriller novel) and messes with your mind. This is always a reread for me around Halloween!
7. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield -- Again, not a horror novel but this Gothic novel just is a great read for somebody who doesn't want to be scared but wants something to fit the Halloween/Fall mood!
8. Something Wicked Comes This Way by Ray Bradbury -- I love Ray Bradbury. It's been ages since I've read this but I also found his short stories very creepy!
9. The Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlaine Harris -- Nothing like a good vampy book to indulge in around Halloween.
10. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman -- This is a great MG read for Halloween and you can't go wrong with Neil Gaiman in general. Am I right or am I right?
Also, am I the only one who devoured anything RL Stine or Christopher Pike as a child/teen and now feel like I want to reread them especially during Halloween? That Fear Street Saga scared the BAJEEZUS out of me.
What books do you think are perfect Halloween reads? Read any on my list? Also, TELL WHAT YOU ARE DRESSING UP AS FOR HALLOWEEEEN...if in fact you are dressing