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Three Spooky Grown-Up Books for Halloween

I’ve got you all set with pumpkin recipes – check out the Easy Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte and the Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie S’mores – but now you might be looking for something spooky to read as Halloween approaches. Check out these three spooky reads for grow-ups and you’ll find something to fit the bill. Recommendations courtesy of Everyday Reading.

The Internet is full of suggestions for Halloween books for little ones (and for good reason. There are so many fantastic books for that age!).

But what about adults? Shouldn’t we get a few books to read during the month of October that make chills run down our spines?

Here are three of my favorite spooky, but not TOO scary (I am a wimp!), books for the season.

Written by: JANSSEN BRADSHAW of Everyday Reading

  1. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. This is one of my all-time favorite books, about a young woman who marries a rich widow, but can’t seem to shake the shadow of his first wife that hangs over the house. The first chapter is a bit slow, but after that you’ll be sucked in.
  2. Nine Coaches Waiting by Mary Stewart. When Linda takes a job in France as a governess for a little orphaned boy being cared for by his aunt and uncle, she doesn’t quite realize what she’s getting herself into. Between protecting the little boy from attempts on his life and falling in love with her employer’s son, Linda is soon in deeper than she expected.
  3. The Thirteen Tale by Diane Setterfield. A famous author, nearing the end of her life, invites a young writer to come write her biography, finally sharing her secret and tragic past. This was among the first books I read after college (when I no longer had to read assigned textbooks), and I just loved being able to read something so FUN again.

What are your favorite books to read in October?

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Amanda Stock

Sunday 27th of October 2013

I read "Graveminder" by Melissa Marr earlier this year and just couldn't put it down. Just the right amount of spooky, eerie, and supernatural... Would be a great Halloween read. (I read it in a day and a half because I just couldn't stop... So good!)


Monday 14th of October 2013

After all the summer good times, Halloween is a chance to have spooky fun. I love to read scary books, decorate the house and tour haunted destinations. I have heard of the book "Rebecca" but did not read it yet. I think I will make this one my October read this year.

Terri A.

Wednesday 9th of October 2013

Rebecca is one of my favorite books (and the movie is great, too!). Will look at the others.

Heather of Kitchen Concoctions

Tuesday 8th of October 2013

Great suggestions! I love this time of year and I actually just finished a book and was looking for my next read. Will have to pick up one of these spooky books to read this month!


Tuesday 8th of October 2013

I loved "Rebecca" and have "Nine Coaches Waiting" on my to-read list, but I couldn't get through "The Thirteenth Tale." I read "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" last year for Halloween, which is really short if you don't have much time. Although both of these might be considered teen lit, "The Graveyard Book" was a fun, spooky read and I thought "We Have Always Lived in the Castle" was entirely creepy.