The Best Books To Read This Halloween

I always loved spooky and scary novels and right now it’s the perfect time of the year to read even more spooky novels! Some of my top favorites are:


Red Dragon or The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris

We all know Dr. Hannibal Lecter: a former psychiatrist with unusual tastes and an intense curiosity about the darker corners of the mind. His intimate understanding of serial killers, and the tales of these serial killers themselves, have made these books classics of suspense fiction.

The Witch’s Daughter by Paula Brackston

“My name is Elizabeth Anne Hawksmith, and my age is three hundred and eighty-four years. If you will listen, I will tell you a tale of witches. A tale of magic and love and loss. A story of how simple ignorance breeds fear, and how deadly that fear can be. Let me tell you what it means to be a witch.” (Source:

From Hell by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell

The graphic novel of Jack the Ripper, perhaps the most infamous man in the annals of murder. Detailing the events leading up to the White chapel killings and the cover-up that followed, what lies within is a meditation on the mind of a madman whose savagery and violence gave birth to the 20th century. I highly recommend this!

The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe is credited with having pioneered the short story, having perfected the tale of psychological horror, and having revolutionized modern poetics. It simply would not be Halloween without him.

The Shining or Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

Visit the Overlook Hotel for the first time this Halloween, or come back for seconds with Stephen King’s return to the character and territory of one of his most popular novels ever.

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