Spooky Reads for Spooky Season

I’m not a book aficionado or a full-time reader, but I’ve read a handle of stories that go great with a fresh PSL, cozy blanket, and fall-themed candle.

I love a good spooky story. This is not a comprehensive list, but these are good ones to get you started. Some are for kids, some are classics, and some are YA or adult reads. I’ll note what they are & how many pages. That helps me when deciding what I have time for during a book break!

The Witches by Roald Dahl
Childrens / 208 pgs / Goodreads
Surprising creepy for a kids book, but that’s how Dahl is.

The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend
Middle Grade / 465 pgs / Goodreads
This is such a fun read! (And a series!)

Which Witch? by Eva Ibbotson
Middle Grade / 186 pgs / Goodreads
One of my favorite books as a kid!

Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling
Young Adult / 7 books / Goodreads
This series is good for any time of year, but especially cozy season.

Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Young Adult / 162 pgs / Goodreads

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
Young Adult / 182 pgs / Goodreads

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by
Classic / 139 pgs / Goodreads

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Classic / 464 pgs / Goodreads
I did not enjoy this story, but the setting is spooky enough to be included.

The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury
Young Adult / 145 pgs / Goodreads
I didn’t love this one, but it is a Halloween story.

The Whisper Man by Alex North
Thriller / 355 pgs / Goodreads
A very eerie and dark thriller.

The Witch of Willow Hall by Hester Fox
Paranormal Fantasy / 364 pgs / Goodreads
A slow but spooky historical fiction.

The Darkling Bride by Laura Andersen
Gothic Mystery / 368 pgs / Goodreads
Another haunting (and relatively slow) mystery.

The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina by Zoraida Córdova
Magical Realism / 336 pgs / Goodreads
Not spooky, but hauntingly beautiful.

Next up for me is The Ex Hex. What do you like to read in the fall?


11 Comments Add yours

  1. Nevermoor ♡

    The Whisper Man WAS so good!

    I love a good mystery in the autumn, but also supply books and one’s with cosy vibes.

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    1. Supply books? Wtf phone? That was supposed to be spooky!

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    2. Audrey says:

      I haven’t read beyond the first Nevermoor book, but I want to. The Whisper Man wasn’t my normal genre but it was SO creepy. I’m glad I read it! Spooky or cozy books are wonderful for the chilly season!
      (And LOL!)


  2. Rebecca Jo says:

    The Ex Hex just arrived in the mail yesterday for me & I CANT WAIT to dive in just in time for Halloween!

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    1. Audrey says:

      Agreeeeeed!! I’ve heard such great things! It’s next on my list!


  3. These are such good recommendations – I adore Morrigan Crow!


    1. Audrey says:

      Me too! I need to finish up the series!


  4. Lauren Becker says:

    I like mysteries and thrillers all the time, but they really are great this time of the year. I loved Nevermoor, and I need to read the sequel ASAP. I also want to read The Whisper Man soon.

    Lauren @ http://www.shootingstarsmag.net


    1. Audrey says:

      I need to read the sequel, too. I think there’s also a third one… or there will be? I love mysteries way more than thrillers, but occasionally a good thriller helps me keep up my reading momentum.


  5. Chelsea Hannah says:

    I LOOOOVE The Westing Game! Read it in 2nd grade and it’s been my favorite ever since!


    1. Audrey says:

      I wish I’d have read it earlier in life. I think I read it too late. I was jaded by adulthood. Lol. But I love it for a younger reader!


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