It’s almost that time of year again! With a few days to go, it’s time to get to those Halloween reads! That said, I’m not into scary books. As of right now, I’ve never read a horror and it’s not something I want to read.
That said, I do love some supernatural, a little different and maybe spooky. I know I’m not the only one! Here are some novels to get you in the mood without scaring you silly!
The Graces – Laure Eve
One word. Witches. I was lucky enough to meet Laure Eve at YALC this year and I may have freaked out because I loved this book so much. This caused chills, we’re talking a modern-day witchy thriller. Make sure to read it before the second novel is released in January!
Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone
I debated putting the Chamber of Secrets on here BUT you have to start at the beginning! Of course, Harry Potter was going to be on here. Pumpkin Pasties, a Halloween fest, magical creatures! This just screams Autumn and Halloween.
Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë
Yep, throwing a classic out there. There are some chilling moments in Jane Eyre and supernatural elements as well as the beautiful description. I wouldn’t say this is overly Halloween but it’s a nod to the vibe.
Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
I read this while at uni and this is a twisty, quite dark thriller. It has similar vibes to Jane Eyre but I definitely think it has more of a mystery element and ghosts. Can’t forget the ghosts!
Toil and Trouble – Edited by Jessica Spotswood & Tess Sharpe
The newest on this list! An anthology about Woman and Witchcraft and I am loving it! There’s a mix of modern and older tales and a lot of diversity. I’m getting more into anthologies and this was an absolutely amazing addition to my shelves as something I can pick up read a few stories and come back to.
That’s a few of the reads I’d suggest! Is there anything I’m missing? Let me know in the comments below!
4 thoughts on “Books To Get You In The Mood For Halloween But Won’t Scare You Silly!”
I actually just pulled Harry Potter off of my shelf this morning…it’s been too long since I’ve read it, so I think October is definitely the perfect time for a reread!
Definitely! Enjoy you reread. Thank you for reading 🙂
Harry Potter is definitely on my Halloween reading list, pumpkin pasties mmmmm! 🎃 I love these ideas because I can’t deal with anything too scary haha! 🍁 xx
I can’t either! I’m such a scardy cat! Thanks for reading 🙂