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I love reading so-called "scary books" for Halloween. Granted, I don't go in for horror and gore, but I do just really enjoy books that have a little creep factor. I hope you find something to warm your Halloween spirit on this list.
1. The Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling -- Somehow these books can put me in the mood for both Halloween and Christmas. Absolutely love them.
2. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova -- I read this one on Halloween night last year because my husband was away on a dental school interview, and it was creepy in the best possible way. It was also so intelligent -- I felt like I was learning about history while I read it. Definitely a good read for Halloween.
3. The Forest of Hands and Teeth books by Carrie Ryan -- These books seriously creeped me out. The trilogy has three books and each has a slightly different feel. I loved them all -- definitely my favorite zombie books.
4. Nevermore by Kelly Creagh -- Something about this book completely swept me up, and the little details of the dreamworld are so haunting and captivating. Now I live in a place that has a lot of crows, and it always reminds me of the beginning of this book.
5. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield -- This book is the perfect autumn read. While I read it after Halloween, I think it would be even better to read during October (with a big cup of pumpkin tea).
6. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern -- Just do it. You'll see why.
7. Dracula by Bram Stoker -- I just finished this one and it was wonderful and chilling in all the best ways. Definitely a good read for Halloween.
8. Short stories by Edgar Allan Poe -- I hadn't read any of these in a while, and I stumbled upon them again this year. They are way more disturbing than I remember.
9. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte -- I've never read this during October, but I think the Gothic atmosphere would be perfect to get someone in the mood for Halloween.
10. Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier -- Same story here -- just an eerie, ghostly setting that would be great in October.
What books do you love to read this time of year? I am definitely always looking for more to add to my list.