Happy #spookyszn, my ghouls! Now that the leaves are falling and the air is crisp, I’m bunkering down with a good book and a giant mug of tea. I’m so ready for all the socially-distanced Halloween fun; this year, I’m dressing up as Maverick from Top Gun, complete with a green jumpsuit and aviator sunglasses. If you’re in the mood for a little haunting, these books are serving all the Halloween vibes and might make it tough to fall asleep tonight. Here are nine spooky books to read this fall.
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
A young newlywed encounters the mysterious, ghostly memory of her new husband’s memory as she moves into his grand estate in the south of France.
The Merciless by Danielle Vega
Three young girls perform an exorcism on one of their friends, but things take a dark, twisted turn. Definitely not for the faint of heart!
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab
Addie LaRue’s immortality comes at a cost: everyone she meets is doomed to forget her. One day, she meets someone who remembers her name.
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
Alex Stern is offered a second chance in the form of a full ride to Yale University, where she’s thrust into a world of secret societies that are more sinister than they first appear.
you might like… atmospheric books to read this fall
The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
Violet has a sixth sense that allows her to detect the bodies of murder victims, and her unique ability lands her at the center of a dangerous serial murder investigation.
Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman
Sisters Gillian and Sally harness their mysterious magical abilities and cope with the sometimes traumatic effects of their magic.
The Goblins of Bellwater by Molly Ringle
Kit has long been responsible for keeping the goblins that occupy the woods in line, until they start to attack and curse the citizens of Bellwater.
you might like… my unbiased review of the goblins of bellwater
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
Diana Bishop, a young scholar and the descendant of witches, crosses paths with a vampire geneticist and finds herself accidentally thrown into the magical world she’s tried to avoid.
The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding by Alexandra Bracken
As a result of his great-great-great-great-great-grandfather’s curse, Prosper Redding is harboring a demon and is tasked with sending his unwelcome guest back to the demon realm.
What spooky books are on your list this autumn? Also, what was your favorite childhood Halloween costume? One year, my mom sewed me a Princess Jasmine costume and I was simply obsessed with it.