Spooky October Reading List

Saturday, 17 October 2015
I've decide to put together a reading list of spooky books for the last two weeks of October. They're just a few books to choose from if you're looking for something to get you into the spooky seasonal mood.


Dracula, Bram Stoker
I read this book a good few years ago now, and I remember I didn't want to be left alone in the dark after reading it.. it is the very first vampire book, so if you haven't read it, I do suggest you give it a go. Also, fun fact: it's a theory that Dracula got his name from the Celtic phrase 'droch fhola' (pronounced 'druc ula') meaning 'bad blood'.

Carrie, Stephen King
I read this when I was quite young and I found it very disturbing. You may have a vague notion of the plot, Cloe Grace Moretz, stared in the most recent film adaption. It's about a high school girl raised by a psychotically religious mother who has a very tough time in high school, She has a secret though, and when the bullies push her too far..

Warm Bodies (Warm Bodies, #1)
Warm Bodies, Isaac Marion
I've just put this in because I want to read it. It's about zombies. Zombie romance. What more do you want? Lighter stuff than Carrie anyway, I think.

Beastly, Alex Flinn
This is for people who don't really want to read anything scary. This is a cute modern day twist on "Beauty and the beast". I loved it and I love the movie too. It might be too childish for some though.

The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Picture of Dorian Grey, Oscar Wilde
This book has been on my to read list for a while, I saw the film ages ago now, it was really quite creepy, so this should be a good spooky read.

The Tell-Tale Heart

The Tell Tale Heart, Edgar Allen Poe
This short story I read when I was taking American Literature. I found it thoroughly unsettling, and not knowing anything about the story before I read it made it even more chilling. I won't give you any more details, just read it..

Leave some scary book suggestions below, maybe some more modern and contemporary books? 

Also, what are you reading right now? 
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  1. Really want to read Carrie, I've been wanting to read more Stephen King books!

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  2. Thank you for your comment! (An actual human has read my babbling, I need a moment :p)
    Definitely do read Carrie, it's a great place to start :)

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