Spooky Reads for Adults!

Wondering what to read to get into the super spooky mood for Halloween this year? Witches, ghosts, vampires and werewolves, oh my! Some people like to put on their favorite spooky costumes and tell tales of witches and ghosts. However, many of us crave some dark, Gothic and spooky reads to make their Halloween much more enjoyable. Some of these Halloween books are spine-tingling fun, while others are extremely creepy spook-tacular reads.

Updated September 28, 2023
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Interview with the vampire
Rice, Anne
40th ANNIVERSARY EDITION * From the #1 New York Times bestselling author, "a magnificent, compulsively readable thriller...Rice begins where Bram Stoker and the Hollywood versions leave off and penetrates directly to the true fascination of the myth--the education of the vampire" (...
We have always lived in the castle
Jackson, Shirley
Shirley Jackson's beloved gothic tale of a peculiar girl named Merricat and her family's dark secret Taking readers deep into a labyrinth of dark neurosis, We Have Always Lived in the Castle is a deliciously unsettling novel about a perverse, isolated, and possibly...
Frankenstein
Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
This series of beautifully packaged and affordably priced editions of classic works of literature from all over the world.encompasses a variety of periods, themes, and authors.
And then there were none
Christie, Agatha
A season with the witch : the magic and mayhem of Halloween in Salem, Massachusetts
Ocker, J. W.
Salem, Massachusetts, may be the strangest city on the planet. A single event in its 400 years of history--the Salem Witch Trials of 1692--transformed it into the Capital of Creepy in America. But Salem is a seasonal town--and its season happens to be Halloween. Every October, this small city of 40...
ALL HALLOWS
GOLDEN, CHRISTOPHER
New York Times bestselling, Bram Stoker Award-winning author Christopher Golden is best known for his supernatural thrillers set in deadly, distant locales...but in this suburban Halloween drama, Golden brings the horror home. It's Halloween night, 1984, in...
The bakeshop at Pumpkin and Spice
Kauffman, Donna
Every autumn, Moonbright, Maine, is the picture of charm with its piles of crisp leaves, flickering jack-o'-lanterns ... and a touch of the sweetest kind of enchantment.   Witches, goblins, the occasional ghost--they're all sure to be spotted at the annual...
The haunting season : eight ghostly tales for long winter nights
Collins, Bridget.
Eight bestselling, award-winning writers return to the time-honored tradition of the seasonal ghost story in this spellbinding collection of new and original haunted tales. Long before Charles Dickens and Henry James popularized the tradition of supernatural horror, the shadowy...
Abraham Lincoln vampire hunter
Grahame-Smith, Seth.
Indiana, 1818. Moonlight falls through the dense woods that surround a one-room cabin where a nine-year-old Abraham Lincoln kneels at his dying mother's bedside. Only later will the grieving Abe learn that his mother's fatal affliction was actually the work of a vampire. Gifted with his legendary...
Spooktacular crochet 20+ bootiful projects for Halloween.
Annie's (Firm), editor.
Special events and holidays are fun to celebrate, and Halloween especially seems to bring out our playfulness. We've brought together 23 fun crochet projects just for Halloween that are sure to have you reaching for your crochet hook and orange yarn! In this book, you'll find projects for the home,...
The haunting of Blackwood House
Coates, Darcy
How long could you survive? As the daughter of spiritualists, Mara's childhood was filled with séances and scam mediums. Now she's ready to start over with her fiancé, Neil, far away from the superstitions she's learned to loathe...but her past isn't willing to let her go so easily. ...
SPITE HOUSE
COMPTON, JOHNNY
A Best Horror Book of the Year (Esquire)! * A Bram Stoker Award Nominee! * A Finalist for the Reading the West Book Awards! A terrifying Gothic thriller about grief and death and the depths of a father's love, Johnny...

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