Non-Scary Books to Get You In the Halloween Spirit


It’s October, and spooky season is upon us! Are you a fan of Halloween, but don’t like being scared? Here is a list of non-scary books to get you in the Halloween Spirit that won’t leave you huddling under the covers with a flash light.


1. The Historian

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

Published by:  Little, Brown and Company on  June 4th, 2005

Pages: 704

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To you, perceptive reader, I bequeath my history….Late one night, exploring her father’s library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters. The letters are all addressed to “My dear and unfortunate successor,” and they plunge her into a world she never dreamed of, a labyrinth where the secrets of her father’s past and her mother’s mysterious fate connect to an inconceivable evil hidden in the depths of history.

The letters provide links to one of the darkest powers that humanity has ever known and to a centuries-long quest to find the source of that darkness and wipe it out. It is a quest for the truth about Vlad the Impaler, the medieval ruler whose barbarous reign formed the basis of the legend of Dracula. Generations of historians have risked their reputations, their sanity, and even their lives to learn the truth about Vlad the Impaler and Dracula. Now one young woman must decide whether to take up this quest herself–to follow her father in a hunt that nearly brought him to ruin years ago, when he was a vibrant young scholar and her mother was still alive. What does the legend of Vlad the Impaler have to do with the modern world? Is it possible that the Dracula of myth truly existed and that he has lived on, century after century, pursuing his own unknowable ends? The answers to these questions cross time and borders, as first the father and then the daughter search for clues, from dusty Ivy League libraries to Istanbul, Budapest, and the depths of Eastern Europe. In city after city, in monasteries and archives, in letters and in secret conversations, the horrible truth emerges about Vlad the Impaler’s dark reign and about a time-defying pact that may have kept his awful work alive down through the ages.


I haven’t read The Historian in years, but I remember that the novel sets such a great creepy atmosphere without being scary. And it features the search for the infamous Dracula. What more could you want?


2. Rebecca

RebeccaRebecca by Daphne Du Marier 

Published by: July 30th 2002 by Avon

Pages: 380 pages

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“Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.”

So the second Mrs. Maxim de Winter remembered the chilling events that led her down the turning drive past the beeches, white and naked, to the isolated gray stone manse on the windswept Cornish coast. With a husband she barely knew, the young bride arrived at this immense estate, only to be inexorably drawn into the life of the first Mrs. de Winter, the beautiful Rebecca, dead but never forgotten…her suite of rooms never touched, her clothes ready to be worn, her servant — the sinister Mrs. Danvers — still loyal. And as an eerie presentiment of the evil tightened around her heart, the second Mrs. de Winter began her search for the real fate of Rebecca…for the secrets of Manderley.



Rebecca is another classic that excels at setting a very creepy atmosphere. The novel features a haunting mystery.


3. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab 

Published : October 6th 2020 by Tor Books

Pages : 442

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A Life No One Will Remember. A Story You Will Never Forget.

France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets.

Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns how far she will go to leave her mark on the world.

But everything changes when, after nearly 300 years, Addie stumbles across a young man in a hidden bookstore and he remembers her name.

The first of many V.E. Schwab novels on this list, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue features a Faustian Bargian, immortality, and a devil.  For more information on this novel, check out my review here. 


4. The Once and Future Witches

The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow

Published: October 13th 2020 by Redhook

Pages: 517 pages

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In 1893, there’s no such thing as witches. There used to be, in the wild, dark days before the burnings began, but now witching is nothing but tidy charms and nursery rhymes. If the modern woman wants any measure of power, she must find it at the ballot box.

But when the Eastwood sisters–James Juniper, Agnes Amaranth, and Beatrice Belladonna–join the suffragists of New Salem, they begin to pursue the forgotten words and ways that might turn the women’s movement into the witch’s movement. Stalked by shadows and sickness, hunted by forces who will not suffer a witch to vote-and perhaps not even to live-the sisters will need to delve into the oldest magics, draw new alliances, and heal the bond between them if they want to survive.

There’s no such thing as witches. But there will be.


What Halloween would be complete without witches?


5. Certain Dark Things

Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Published:  September 7th 2021 by Tor Nightfire

Pages:  272 pages

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Mexican Gothic comes a pulse-pounding neo-noir that reimagines vampire lore.

Welcome to Mexico City, an oasis in a sea of vampires. Domingo, a lonely garbage-collecting street kid, is just trying to survive its heavily policed streets when a jaded vampire on the run swoops into his life. Atl, the descendant of Aztec blood drinkers, is smart, beautiful, and dangerous. Domingo is mesmerized.

Atl needs to quickly escape the city, far from the rival narco-vampire clan relentlessly pursuing her. Her plan doesn’t include Domingo, but little by little, Atl finds herself warming up to the scrappy young man and his undeniable charm. As the trail of corpses stretches behind her, local cops and crime bosses both start closing in.

Vampires, humans, cops, and criminals collide in the dark streets of Mexico City. Do Atl and Domingo even stand a chance of making it out alive? Or will the city devour them all?


Certain Dark Things features a completely original take on one of the classics of Halloween, vampires. Look for my review of this novel on Tuesday!


6. This Savage Song

This Savage Song by V.E. Schwab (Monsters of Verity, #1)

Published : July 5th 2016 by Greenwillow Book

Pages: 469

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There’s no such thing as safe in a city at war, a city overrun with monsters. In this dark urban fantasy from author Victoria Schwaba young woman and a young man must choose whether to become heroes or villains—and friends or enemies—with the future of their home at stake. The first of two books.

Kate Harker and August Flynn are the heirs to a divided city—a city where the violence has begun to breed actual monsters. All Kate wants is to be as ruthless as her father, who lets the monsters roam free and makes the humans pay for his protection. All August wants is to be human, as good-hearted as his own father, to play a bigger role in protecting the innocent—but he’s one of the monsters. One who can steal a soul with a simple strain of music. When the chance arises to keep an eye on Kate, who’s just been kicked out of her sixth boarding school and returned home, August jumps at it. But Kate discovers August’s secret, and after a failed assassination attempt the pair must flee for their lives.


I’m currently reading this novel, which features an interesting take on monsters!


7. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Graham-Smith and Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, #1)

Published: May 1st 2009 by Quirk Classics (first published April 1st 2009)

Pages: 320 pages

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“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.”

So begins Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, an expanded edition of the beloved Jane Austen novel featuring all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie mayhem. As our story opens, a mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton—and the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she’s soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy. What ensues is a delightful comedy of manners with plenty of civilized sparring between the two young lovers—and even more violent sparring on the blood-soaked battlefield. Can Elizabeth vanquish the spawn of Satan? And overcome the social prejudices of the class-conscious landed gentry? Complete with romance, heartbreak, swordfights, cannibalism, and thousands of rotting corpses.


Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is an actual inspired scream and the start of an entire series of Jane Austen inspired works. This first novel was also made into a movie starring Lily James, but the book is far superior.


8. Serpent & Dove

Book Review : Serpent & Dove - Blogging with DragonsSerpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin (Serpent & Dove, #1)

Published: September 3rd 2019 by HarperTeen

Pages: 513

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Bound as one to love, honor, or burn.

Two years ago, Louise le Blanc fled her coven and took shelter in the city of Cesarine, forsaking all magic and living off whatever she could steal. There, witches like Lou are hunted. They are feared. And they are burned.

Sworn to the Church as a Chasseur, Reid Diggory has lived his life by one principle: thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. His path was never meant to cross with Lou’s, but a wicked stunt forces them into an impossible union—holy matrimony.

The war between witches and Church is an ancient one, and Lou’s most dangerous enemies bring a fate worse than fire. Unable to ignore her growing feelings, yet powerless to change what she is, a choice must be made.

And love makes fools of us all.


Serpent & Dove offers another unique take on witches and features an enemies-to-lovers-romance. For more information on this novel, check out my review here. 


9. The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes, #5)

Published:  September 20, 2021 (originally published September 1901)

Pages: 200

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The rich landowner Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead in the park of his manor surrounded by the grim moor of Dartmoor, in the county of Devon. His death seems to have been caused by a heart attack, but the victim’s best friend, Dr. Mortimer, is convinced that the strike was due to a supernatural creature, which haunts the moor in the shape of an enormous hound, with blazing eyes and jaws. In order to protect Baskerville’s heir, Sir Henry, who’s arriving to London from Canada, Dr. Mortimer asks for Sherlock Holmes’ help, telling him also of the so-called Baskervilles’ curse, according to which a monstrous hound has been haunting and killing the family males for centuries, in revenge for the misdeeds of one Sir Hugo Baskerville, who lived at the time of Oliver Cromwell.


The Hound of the Baskervilles is by far my favorite of the Sherlock Holmes series. It features a spooky mystery revolving around a supernatural hound, but nothing too terrifying.


10. The Hazel Wood

The Hazel Wood (The Hazel Wood, #1) by Melissa Albert
Published by Flatiron Books on January 30th 2018
Pages: 359
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Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice learns how bad her luck can really get: her mother is stolen away-by a figure who claims to come from the Hinterland, the cruel supernatural world where her grandmother’s stories are set. Alice’s only lead is the message her mother left behind: “Stay away from the Hazel Wood.”
Alice has long steered clear of her grandmother’s cultish fans. But now she has no choice but to ally with classmate Ellery Finch, a Hinterland superfan who may have his own reasons for wanting to help her. To retrieve her mother, Alice must venture first to the Hazel Wood, then into the world where her grandmother’s tales began―and where she might find out how her own story went so wrong.


If creepy fairy tales are your thing, check out The Hazel Wood, which features dark and original fairy tales. For more information on this novel, check out my review here. 


11. Bunnicula

Bunnicula by James Howe, Deborah Howe, et. all (Bunnicula, #1)

Published: August 8th 2006 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers (first published March 1st 1979)

Pages: 98

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Is he or isn’t he a vampire?

Before it’s too late, Harold the dog and Chester the cat must find out the truth about the newest pet in the Monroe household — a suspicious-looking bunny with unusual habits… and fangs!





Bunnicula was one of my absolute favorite series as a kid! It was just so much fun! I highly recommend this series about a vampiric bunny for those looking for family friendly non-scary Halloween books!


12. The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Published:  (first published July 1890)

Pages: 224

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In this celebrated work, his only novel, Wilde forged a devastating portrait of the effects of evil and debauchery on a young aesthete in late-19th-century England. Combining elements of the Gothic horror novel and decadent French fiction, the book centers on a striking premise: As Dorian Gray sinks into a life of crime and gross sensuality, his body retains perfect youth and vigor while his recently painted portrait grows day by day into a hideous record of evil, which he must keep hidden from the world. For over a century, this mesmerizing tale of horror and suspense has enjoyed wide popularity. It ranks as one of Wilde’s most important creations and among the classic achievements of its kind.



The Picture of Dorian Gray is another classic novel, and one that’s become a big part of popular culture, that’s perfect for Halloween.


13. A Deadly Education

A Deadly EducationA Deadly Education (The Scholomance, #1) by Naomi Novik
Published by Del Rey on September 29th 2020
Genres: FantasyFantasy & Magic
Pages: 336
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Uprooted and Spinning Silver comes the story of an unwilling dark sorceress who is destined to rewrite the rules of magic.
I decided that Orion Lake needed to die after the second time he saved my life.
Everyone loves Orion Lake. Everyone else, that is. Far as I’m concerned, he can keep his flashy combat magic to himself. I’m not joining his pack of adoring fans.
I don’t need help surviving the Scholomance, even if they do. Forget the hordes of monsters and cursed artifacts, I’m probably the most dangerous thing in the place. Just give me a chance and I’ll level mountains and kill untold millions, make myself the dark queen of the world.
At least, that’s what the world expects me to do. Most of the other students in here would be delighted if Orion killed me like one more evil thing that’s crawled out of the drains. Sometimes I think they want me to turn into the evil witch they assume I am. The school itself certainly does.
But the Scholomance isn’t getting what it wants from me. And neither is Orion Lake. I may not be anyone’s idea of the shining hero, but I’m going to make it out of this place alive, and I’m not going to slaughter thousands to do it, either.
Although I’m giving serious consideration to just one.
With flawless mastery, Naomi Novik creates a heroine for the ages—a character so sharply realized and so richly nuanced that she will live on in hearts and minds for generations to come.


A Deadly Education features a different and deadly take on magical schools for witches and wizards, with a main heroine that’s destined to become a dark, world-destroying sorceress. For more information on this novel, check out my review, here. 


14. Dead Until Dark

Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris, (Sookie Stackhouse, #1)

Published: Published May 1st 2001 by Ace Books

Pages: 292

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Sookie Stackhouse is just a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. Until the vampire of her dreams walks into her life-and one of her coworkers checks out….

Maybe having a vampire for a boyfriend isn’t such a bright idea.


If you like your Halloween stories with a lot of romance, tons of different supernatural creatures, and a spunky heroine, check out the Sookie Stackhouse series which inspired the show True Blood. For more information on this novel, check out my review, here.






15. Under The Whispering Door

Under the Whispering Door by T.J. Klune
Published by Tor Books on September 21st 2021
Pages: 400
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From TJ Klune, USA Today bestselling author of The House in the Cerulean Sea, comes Under the Whispering Door, a new contemporary fantasy about a ghost who refuses to cross over and the ferryman he falls in love with.
When a reaper comes to collect Wallace Price from his own funeral, Wallace suspects he really might be dead.
Instead of leading him directly to the afterlife, the reaper takes him to a small village. On the outskirts, off the path through the woods, tucked between mountains, is a particular tea shop, run by a man named Hugo. Hugo is the tea shop’s owner to locals and the ferryman to souls who need to cross over.
But Wallace isn’t ready to abandon the life he barely lived. With Hugo’s help he finally starts to learn about all the things he missed in life.
When the Manager, a curious and powerful being, arrives at the tea shop and gives Wallace one week to cross over, Wallace sets about living a lifetime in seven days.
By turns heartwarming and heartbreaking, this absorbing tale of grief and hope is told with TJ Klune’s signature warmth, humor, and extraordinary empathy.


If you’re looking for a non-spooky Halloween story with an LGBTQ+ romance, Under the Whispering Door is a great pick. Though not exactly a Halloween story, it features ghosts and a different look at what happens when we die. For more information on this novel, check out my review, here.


16. Gideon the Ninth

Book Review : Gideon the Ninth - Blogging with DragonsGideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb, #1) by Tamsyn Muir
Published by Tor on September 10th 2019
Genres: Fantasy & MagicLGBTQ
Pages: 448
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The Emperor needs necromancers.
The Ninth Necromancer needs a swordswoman.
Gideon has a sword, some dirty magazines, and no more time for undead bullshit.
Brought up by unfriendly, ossifying nuns, ancient retainers, and countless skeletons, Gideon is ready to abandon a life of servitude and an afterlife as a reanimated corpse. She packs up her sword, her shoes, and her dirty magazines, and prepares to launch her daring escape. But her childhood nemesis won’t set her free without a service.
Harrowhark Nonagesimus, Reverend Daughter of the Ninth House and bone witch extraordinaire, has been summoned into action. The Emperor has invited the heirs to each of his loyal Houses to a deadly trial of wits and skill. If Harrowhark succeeds she will become an immortal, all-powerful servant of the Resurrection, but no necromancer can ascend without their cavalier. Without Gideon’s sword, Harrow will fail, and the Ninth House will die.
Of course, some things are better left dead.


Gay Necromancers solving murder mysteries in Space? Yes. Gideon the Ninth is a truly unique reading experience, as is its sequel, Harrow the Ninth. For more information on this novel, check out my review, here. 


17. Among the Beasts and Briars

Among the Beasts & Briars by Ashley Poston
Published by Balzer + Bray on October 20th 2020
Genres: FantasyFantasy & Magic
Pages: 352
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Cerys is safe in the kingdom of Aloriya.
Here there are no droughts, disease, or famine, and peace is everlasting. It has been this way for hundreds of years, since the first king made a bargain with the Lady who ruled the forest that borders the kingdom. But as Aloriya prospered, the woods grew dark, cursed, and forbidden. Cerys knows this all too well: when she was young, she barely escaped as the woods killed her friends and her mother. Now Cerys carries a small bit of the curse—the magic—in her blood, a reminder of the day she lost everything. The most danger she faces now, as a gardener’s daughter, is the annoying fox who stalks the royal gardens and won’t leave her alone.
As a new queen is crowned, however, things long hidden in the woods descend on the kingdom itself. Cerys is forced on the run, her only companions the small fox from the garden, a strange and powerful bear, and the magic in her veins. It’s up to her to find the legendary Lady of the Wilds and beg for a way to save her home. But the road is darker and more dangerous than she knows, and as secrets from the past are uncovered amid the teeth and roots of the forest, it’s going to take everything she has just to survive.


Judging by its cover, Among the Beasts and Briars, may not look like a good read for Halloween, but the novel does feature some spooky woods and zombies. For more on this book, check out my review here. 



18. The Diviners

The Diviners by Libba Bray
Series: The Diviners
on September 18th 2012
Pages: 592
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Do you believe there are ghosts and demons and Diviners among us? Evie O’Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City–and she is pos-i-tute-ly ecstatic. It’s 1926, and New York is filled with speakeasies, Ziegfield girls, and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is that she has to live with her Uncle Will and his unhealthy obsession with the occult. Evie worries he’ll discover her darkest secret: a supernatural power that has only brought her trouble so far. But when the police find a murdered girl branded with a cryptic symbol and Will is called to the scene, Evie realizes her gift could help catch a serial killer. As Evie jumps headlong into a dance with a murderer, other stories unfold in the city that never sleeps. A young man named Memphis is caught between two worlds. A chorus girl named Theta is running from her past. A student named Jericho hides a shocking secret. And unknown to all, something dark and evil has awakened….Printz Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Libba Bray opens a brand-new historical series with The Diviners, where the glittering surface of the Roaring Twenties hides a mystical horror creeping across the country.


The Diviners is a young adult novel that takes place in the 1920s and features a heroine with a supernatural ability, and a love triangle. For more on this novel, check out my review here. 


19. Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

Published: Apr 07, 2009 (first published October 16th 1847)

Pages: 624

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Charlotte Brontë’s most beloved novel describes the passionate love between the courageous orphan Jane Eyre and the brilliant, brooding, and domineering Rochester. The loneliness and cruelty of Jane’s childhood strengthens her natural independence and spirit, which prove invaluable when she takes a position as a governess at Thornfield Hall. But after she falls in love with her sardonic employer, her discovery of his terrible secret forces her to make a heart-wrenching choice. Ever since its publication in 1847, Jane Eyrehas enthralled every kind of reader, from the most critical and cultivated to the youngest and most unabashedly romantic. It lives as one of the great triumphs of storytelling and as a moving and unforgettable portrayal of a woman’s quest for self-respect.



Most people probably consider Jane Eyre a romance, but let me ask you if there’s anything more terrifying than marrying a man who has his wife locked away in his attic.


20. Vicious

Vicious by V.E. Schwab (Villains, #1) 

Published:  September 24th 2013 by Tor Books

Pages: 366 pages

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A masterful tale of ambition, jealousy, desire, and superpowers.

Victor and Eli started out as college roommates—brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognized the same sharpness and ambition in each other. In their senior year, a shared research interest in adrenaline, near-death experiences, and seemingly supernatural events reveals an intriguing possibility: that under the right conditions, someone could develop extraordinary abilities. But when their thesis moves from the academic to the experimental, things go horribly wrong.

Ten years later, Victor breaks out of prison, determined to catch up to his old friend (now foe), aided by a young girl whose reserved nature obscures a stunning ability. Meanwhile, Eli is on a mission to eradicate every other super-powered person that he can find—aside from his sidekick, an enigmatic woman with an unbreakable will. Armed with terrible power on both sides, driven by the memory of betrayal and loss, the archnemeses have set a course for revenge—but who will be left alive at the end?

In Vicious, V. E. Schwab brings to life a gritty comic-book-style world in vivid prose: a world where gaining superpowers doesn’t automatically lead to heroism, and a time when allegiances are called into question.


Vicious is all about villainous people with powers resulting from near-death experiences.


21. The Bone Shard Daughter

The Bone Shard Daughter (The Drowning Empire, #1) by Andrea Stewart
Published by Orbit on September 8th 2020
Genres: Fantasy
Pages: 416
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In an empire controlled by bone shard magic, Lin, the former heir to the emperor will fight to reclaim her magic and her place on the throne. TheBone Shard Daughter marks the debut of a major new voice in epic fantasy.
The emperor’s reign has lasted for decades, his mastery of bone shard magic powering the animal-like constructs that maintain law and order. But now his rule is failing, and revolution is sweeping across the Empire’s many islands.
Lin is the emperor’s daughter and spends her days trapped in a palace of locked doors and dark secrets. When her father refuses to recognise her as heir to the throne, she vows to prove her worth by mastering the forbidden art of bone shard magic.
Yet such power carries a great cost, and when the revolution reaches the gates of the palace, Lin must decide how far she is willing to go to claim her birthright – and save her people.


Though not technically a Halloween book by any means, The Bone Shard Daughter checks all the right creepy boxes. Ancient bone magic? Check. Creepy castle? Check. Lots of dark secrets behind locked doors? Check. Constructs made from bone that suck the life out of people? Check. Supernatural creatures? Check. Plus, this is one of my all-time favorite novels. For more on The Bone Shard Daughter, check out my review here.



What books do you like to read for Halloween? Let me know in the comments below!


Non-Scary Books to get you into the Halloween Spirit

Posted October 8, 2021 in Book Reviews


12 responses to “Non-Scary Books to Get You In the Halloween Spirit

      • Emily

        I read Lovecraft and don’t have any issues sleeping afterward! ? Might have an eerie dream but I’m okay with that.

        • You’re braver than I am! ? I still remember years ago reading “Pet Semetary” when the phone rang, I screamed bloody murder!

          • Emily

            Lol I get that a lot, for playing certain horror games or seeing a horror movie alone in the basement or in theaters and having the whole theater to myself. What can I say? I love horror! ❤

          • Ah, I envy you! ?? I have a love/hate relationship with it because I love being scared initially but hate having lingering fear from scary stuff!

          • Emily

            I do have my limits though, I don’t mind gore but sometimes there can be too much of it like in Hellraiser. Then a few weeks ago I was Resident Evil Village I encountered this monster I couldn’t kill that scared the crap out of me, I had to take a break and then go back to the game once I calmed down and managed to escape it. Something like that, I think what makes me brave is my ability to face it again even if I get scared, because there’s some people I know who just can’t do it hahaha.

          • I am not a huge fan of gore myself. Sometimes it just seems so gratuitous. Oh man, I didn’t find Resident Evil Village to be as scary as some of the others, but it really did have its moments, huh? Being down in that “wine” cellar in the castle was not my favorite ?

          • Emily

            Yes gore can unfortunately be excessive. I’m not finished the game yet, haven’t played all week due to being on the night shift ? and that frustrates me because soon I will be going to Heisenberg’s factory and he’s my favorite! But, I love it so far though ❤ yes I aremember crawling through there and got jumpy when I saw Lady Dimitrescu in the tasting room. Being stalked by her was adrenaline inducing! Donna’s house on the other hand had that creepy fetus monster now that was scary!

          • Aww, I hope you can get time to play soon! Oh my gosh, YES! I hate that fetus monster soon much. ? I thought the dolls would be the worst part of that house, but I was SO wrong! ?

          • Emily

            Well tonight is my last night shift so this weekend I’ll be able to go back to it! ❤

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