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Trick or Treat Yourself to These 5 Creepy Books for Spooky Season

Halloween is around the corner and you’re looking for something scary to read, that gets you in the mood for the spooky night. I put together a list of five creepy books that will make you want to stay up all night or read with all the lights on. I have read all of these books and love them.

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1. The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson

This is the perfect witchy story I’ve been seeking, filled with an intense and chilling atmosphere reminiscent of horror, combined with the compelling political themes found in today’s best fantasy. I highly recommend it for those who enjoy a gripping and unsettling read. I did read this book a year ago and it is the right amount of spooky. 

2. Zombies: A Record of the Year of Infection: Field Notes by Dr. Robert Twombly by Don Roff

I absolutely love zombie stories and this book was excellently crafted, blending a captivating storyline with stunning illustrations. Whether you’re a fan of sci-fi, fantasy, or horror, or even if these genres are not your typical preference, there’s a high likelihood that you’ll thoroughly enjoy the immersive experience it offers. If you looking for a quick read this is it. 

3. Jackal by Erin E. Adams

If you have a fascination with social horror, this book is an absolute must-read. It boldly delves into the unsettling truth that black women often disappear in our country, with their cases being largely ignored. What sets this book apart is its unique approach to building upon this horrifying reality, presenting it in a manner that is both thought-provoking and unprecedented.

4. Creepy Crayon! by Aaron Reynolds

A mysterious crayon that offers assistance, but raises doubts about its true intentions, all while persistently remaining in your presence. This story achieves the ideal balance of suspense and eerie atmosphere, providing a thrilling experience that’s unsettling yet enjoyable. I absolutely adore this book and of course I started with the 3rd in the series. This books is definitely frightful (lol) read to read a classroom.

5. Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

Did I tell you how much I love Zombie stories…haha. Set against the backdrop of post-Civil War and Reconstruction era, this narrative deeply scrutinizes America, both in its historical context and its contemporary form, raising the intriguing proposition that mankind may be more frightening than a relentless zombie epidemic. With its dynamic storytelling and astute observations on society, this tale of the undead (referred to as “shamblers”) offers an exceptional and gratifying reading experience.

As the jack-o’-lanterns flicker and the shadows grow longer, let’s embrace the enchanting world of spooky reads. Whether you prefer to explore ancient haunted mansions, battle supernatural forces, or uncover unsolved mysteries, these books are your gateway to a thrilling adventure. So, snuggle up with a cozy blanket, brew a cup of your favorite potion (coffee or tea, of course), and let the pages transport you to a realm where every creaky floorboard and rustling wind becomes a part of your chilling, immersive journey. 

Happy reading, and may your spooky season be filled with both delightful frights and memorable literary delights!

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