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Top Ten Tues halloween

October 25: Halloween related freebie: ten scary books, favorite horror novels, non-scary books to get you in the Halloween/fall mood, bookish Halloween costumes, scariest covers), scary books on my TBR, etc.

Ten Not Too Scary Books to get you in the Halloween Mood

world war z

1. World War Z; Max Brooks. A very thoughtful zombie story–more about the price of war than the undead.


2. House of Leaves; Mark Danielwski. A creepy architectural tale, about a house that’s outside dimensions don’t match the inside, and it gets weirder the farther you go.


3. No Rest for the Witches; MaryJanice Davidson, Lori Handeland… A cute collection of romances in a magical town.

welcome to night vale

4. Welcome to Night Vale; Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor. A town in the desert where all conspiracies are true–developing the backstories of characters from the podcast.

graveyard book

5. Graveyard Book; Neil Gaiman. A story that takes place in a cemetery with plenty of ghosts is great for Halloween.

a monster calls

6. A Monster Calls; Patrick Ness. A short, dreamy story, where the lines of reality are blurred.


7. Emily the Strange: Piece of Mind; Rob Reger, Buzz Parker… About a 13-year-old girl who makes monsters, with plenty of spooky pictures.

station eleven

8. Station Eleven; Emily St John Mandel. A dark and lovely end of the world story.

witches abroad

9. Witches Abroad; Terry Pratchett. Witches and magic and fairy tales gone awry.


10. The Replacement; Brenna Yovanoff. A dark fairy tale, about what happens to those changeling children the fairies leave behind.

About Caitlin Stern

I have a MA in English, and have so many fantasy/urban fantasy WIPs it's not even funny. I'm an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, biography, fiction, and anything else that catches my interest. I collect books, and bookmarks I find that are visually appealing and useful.

12 responses »

  1. I recently reviewed The Replacement and loved it. Good choice! I heard so many good things about Ness’ books and A Monster Calls sounds so good. I was planning to read it before I see the movie.

  2. tiareleine says:

    I haven’t read anything by Brenna Yovanoff yet, but I keep meaning to. The Replacement sounds really interesting (as do the rest of her books!).

    Great list! 🙂

  3. Welcome to Night Vale seems really nice !

  4. Flavia says:

    Awesome! There are a few on your list that I want to read! 🙂

  5. Great picks for this week. I loved Welcome to Night Vale and A Monster Calls, both were amazing in different ways though. The Replacement is on my to-read list so I hope I enjoy it as much as you have! 😀

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