Every October I like to read as many spooky books as I can. For me, it’s a fun way to celebrate fall and the Halloween holiday at the end of the month.
One of my staples, or books that I typically read each October is Hallowe’en Party by Agatha Christie. It’s one of my favorite Christie books and if your’e looking for a classic mystery with a Halloween setting, you can’t go wrong with this book.
I did read a few other adult spooky books this month as well. One was the non-fiction book titled, Chasing Ghosts: A Tour of Our Fascination with Spirits and the Supernatural by Marc Hartzman. It was one I found through a BookBub promo and I’m so glad I grabbed the ebook for my Kindle. It has chapters on famous American ghosts and haunted places and is one of those reads where I found myself saying, “Oooh, I did not know that!”
Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson was more of thriller/mystery than spooky story, but I added it to my October reading list because it was twisty and a solid mystery, so for me, ideal for this time of year. The last adult spooky book I read was Ghost Light by Clare McNally. It’s one I’ve been wanting to reread for a while. I first read it when I was about 13 and it scared me. Happy to report, it still gave me the chills. It’s a creepy story set in a theatre that’s haunted by a ghost child named Bonnie.
I didn’t grab any YA spooky stories this year, but I did read three fantastic Middle Grade ones! If you like chills and thrills in your middle grade fiction be sure to add these books to your reading lists:
- The Clackity by Lora Senf
- The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier
- Fright Watch: Unmasked (Fright Watch Book 3) by Lorien Lawrence
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To be honest, I love spooky books any time of the year. October is just an exceptionally fun month to read them. Moving ahead into November and for the remainder of 2022 my plan is to keep making my way through my TBR (to-be-read) pile, both ebook and print books. Keep an eye out here and on my social media (you are following me on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, right?) for my current reads. There may be titles you want to add to your TBR as well.
Until then, happy reading!