17 Autumn Reads To Get You Into The Halloween Spirit!

I’m always looking for spooky seasonal reads at this time of year and I thought it might be nice to make a list of some of my favourites. So here is a list of a few books that I think either are spooky and or fit into the Halloween spirit! I’ll link to the Goodreads page if any catch your eye and I’ll include a link to one of my reviews if I have one posted! So I hope you get some inspiration for autumn/Halloween reading!

These are in no particular order but I have tried to group them by author! Enjoy!


 Salem’s Lot by Stephen King    

A vampire story by the master of horror!

The Witches of New York by Ami McKay                                 Review

A wonderfully warm witch-y tale!

Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

Bradbury is honestly synonymous with fall to me!

The October Country by Ray Bradbury 

A collection of fall short stories that are all wonderfully autumnal.

The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury

I mean I think the title says it all!

Penguin Book of Witches by Katherine Howe

A non-fiction look at the realities of the Salem witch trials, if you are a history buff        it’s full of really enlightening primary documents from the time.

Horns by Joe Hill

One of my favourite all time books, but personally I’d skip the movie.

Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill

When I think of this book I can’t help think of Halloween.

20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill

A classic collection of original ghost stories, this book reminds me of staying up late while reading ghosts tales as a child!

Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch                                      Review

Magical realism at its best!

Do Zombies Dream Of Undead Sheep? by Timothy Verstynen and Bradley Voytek

The neuroscience perspective of how zombies brains would work if they did exist!

Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

A surprisingly adorable zombie story!

World War Z by Max Brooks

Completely different from the movie, this book is absolutely riveting and terrifying!

Hocus Pocus & The All New Sequel by A.W. Jantha 

For fans of the movie I think the novelization is a must read!

Dark Tales by Shirley Jackson                                                      Review

I adore this book and would recommend it to anyone!

Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson                              Review

A famous haunting story for a reason, I just finished it and I loved it!

Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin

A classic spooky story, and beautifully written!

That’s it! I hope you found a few new things that look interesting!  Also, if any one has any other fall/Halloween recommendations I’d love to hear about them! Oh, and if you guys enjoy this listing format please let me know, I may compile a list of specifically witch-y reads next!

Have a spooky day!




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