Book Options for Spooky Reading

harley and spooky books

Since I suck at doing TBR’s I thought I’d call this my Spooky Book Reading Options for the month of October and maybe throw some ideas out there if any of you are looking for some Halloween reads.

The Silent Companions

Honestly just the idea of this creeps me out-a young widow finds out that what’s locked behind the door is a figure of her and hey is it moving?


I also would like the read The Corset by Laura Purcell which seems like a murder mystery with a hint of the supernatural.

the death of mrs. westaway

I am a sucker for a Ruth Ware book. Buying them at least because I’ve never actually read any. But I plan to change this! And from what I understand this one somehow involves tarot cards!

the turn of the screw

The Turn of the Screw super intrigues me because it involves a governess in a big old run down manor house strange things begin to happen and she must question whether its real or not. Plus the audible book is narrated by Emma Thompson which I have to admit goes a long way toward me picking it up on audio.

the shining

Speaking of classics I’m rediscovering my love of Stephen King and anything horror related. I’d like to read this one and it’s sequel Doctor Sleep before the movie comes out in November so I definitely think I will make it to the Overlook Hotel this month.

Whether I regret it or not is a whole other story 🙂

lair of dreams

Oh and books that have been on my shelves forever and a day. I really need to get to Lair of Dreams the second book in The Diviners series… so than I can read the third. I’m not overly sure what this one is about but it involves sleep and dreams and that always freaks me the hell out.

children of time

Okay, so this is more sci-fi than horror I suppose but once I learned what was actually on the planet… eek. Nightmare territory for me. Honestly if I had heard that before I bought it I probably wouldn’t have (even though it was only 1.99) but now there’s a sick part of me that definitely wants to read it.

the widow of pale harbor

Witchcraft and a town held hostage by a criminal inspired by the tales of Edgar Allen Poe.



A nonfiction book that the synopsis describes as, “an extraordinary journey into our relationship with darkness, burial and what lies beneath the surface of both place and mind.”

Sounds like a Halloween read for me!

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Lastly I hope to read Invasion of the Body Snatchers a book that heavily influenced one of my all-time favorite King novels (and a whole lot of other things of course) it’s a rather short read and I really hope I can get to this one!

So it’s a long list (and I actually have more options) between these and a couple of books I’d like to read for Victober I imagine I’ll be happy if I even manage half!




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  1. I’m planning to read my first Ruth Ware book, Turn of the Key, soon. I’m excited to try her books out. I need to expand my thriller reads.

  2. Oh, please give The Death of Mrs. Westaway a read! I absolutely adored it, and if you’re into tarot cards they play a very big part in the main character’s life 🙂

  3. Children of Time is actually OK, not as horrifying as you might imagine because the level of detail is fascinating (I have a review on my blog if you’re interested).
    Really want to re-read The Shining as it’s been many years but I’ve become a bit scared of long books now!

    1. I’ve heard such good things about it I think I really like it on a sci-fi level but than that is my top blood curdling screaming fear so I’m probably going to give myself a month of nightmares!

  4. Oh YEAS!! Look at that, my Ruth Ware book I just reviewed is on this list ! 😍

    The widow of pale arbor looks interesting .. Goodluck with this “not-TBR” ahah! I can’t wait to see which one you ended up picking out of thoses and if you liked them!

      1. Yeah it seems to be! Iknow in a dark dark wood seems to be the « hated on » one 😂 but I honestly liked it soo…

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