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10 Best Halloween Books to Read in 2023

Halloween Books to Read

Halloween is the perfect time to curl up with a good book, especially if it’s a spooky one. Whether you’re looking for something to scare you silly or something to make you laugh, there’s a Halloween book out there for everyone.

In this blog post, we’ll share a list of the 10 best Halloween books to read in 2023. We’ve included a variety of books for all ages and interests, so you’re sure to find something you’ll love.

Must Halloween Books to Read

Here are some exciting ideas for your occasion to make it feel special, and engaging. We have covered different categories to enjoy this Halloween. Check out the book reading ideas for:

  • For Kids
  • For Adults
  • For a Good Scared
  • For a Laugh
  • For Something Different

Halloween Books For Kids

Halloween is a time for fun, candy, and costumes. But it’s also a great time to read books about all things spooky and kooky!

Halloween Books For Kids
Halloween Books For Kids

If you’re looking for some great Halloween books for kids, here are a few recommendations:

  • Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler: This classic Halloween story follows a witch and her cat as they fly through the sky on their broomstick, collecting their animal friends along the way.
  • Click, Clack, Boo! by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin: This funny Halloween story follows Farmer Brown’s cows as they go on strike, demanding better working conditions and Halloween costumes.
  • Goodnight, Goon by Michael Rex: This silly Halloween story follows a little boy as he tries to get his goon to go to sleep.

Halloween Books For Adults:

Halloween is the perfect time to curl up with a good book, especially if it’s a spooky one. Whether you’re looking for something to scare you silly or something to make you think, there’s a Halloween book out there for every adult.

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  • The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson: This classic ghost story follows four strangers as they investigate the haunted Hill House.
  • Salem’s Lot by Stephen King: This vampire horror novel follows a writer as he returns to his hometown in Maine to discover that it has been overrun by vampires.
  • Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia: This atmospheric horror novel follows a young woman as she travels to a remote Mexican mansion to save her cousin from a mysterious illness.

Halloween Books For a Good Scared:

Halloween is the perfect time to get a good scare, and what better way to do that than with a book? Here are a few recommendations for Halloween books that will give you a good scare:

  • Pet Sematary by Stephen King: This terrifying horror novel follows a family as they move to a new house with a mysterious pet cemetery behind it.
  • The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty: This classic horror novel follows two priests as they attempt to exorcise a possessed young girl.
  • Carrie by Stephen King: This coming-of-age horror novel follows a teenage girl who develops telekinetic powers and uses them to take revenge on her bullies.

Halloween Books to Read for a Laugh:

Halloween is a time for fun, and what better way to celebrate than with a book? Whether you’re looking for something to make you laugh, there’s a Halloween book out there for everyone.

Halloween Books to Read for a Laugh
Halloween Books to Read for a Laugh
  • The Witches by Roald Dahl: This hilarious Halloween story follows a young boy as he discovers a coven of witches living in his hotel.
  • Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman: This charming Halloween story follows two sisters who are witches and the romantic misadventures they have.
  • Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett: This funny fantasy novel follows the three witches from Wyrd Sisters as they travel to the continent of XXXX to foil a plot by a group of wizards to take over the world.

These are just a few of the many great Halloween books that will make you laugh or give you something different. So curl up with a good book and get ready for a spooky good time!

Halloween Books For Something Different:

Halloween is the perfect time to curl up with a good book, especially if it’s something different. If you’re tired of the same old ghost stories and vampire novels,

Halloween Books For Something Different
Halloween Books For Something Different

here are a few recommendations for Halloween books that are a little out of the ordinary:

  • Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas: This heartwarming LGBTQ+ fantasy novel follows a trans boy as he tries to prove himself to his brujo family by summoning the ghost of his murdered cousin.

 

  • The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo: This romantic fantasy novel follows a young woman in colonial Malaya as she is hired to be a ghost bride for a wealthy man who has recently died.

 

  • The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune: This heartwarming fantasy novel follows a social worker as he is sent to investigate an orphanage for magical children.

Bottom Line:

No matter what your taste in Halloween books, there’s sure to be something on this list that you’ll enjoy. So curl up with a good book and get ready for a spooky good time!

FAQs

Q. What are some Halloween books that I can read with my kids?

  • Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
  • Click, Clack, Boo! by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin
  • Goodnight, Goon by Michael Rex
  • The Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat by Stan Berenstain and Jan Berenstain
  • Mouse’s First Halloween by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond

Q. What are some Halloween books that aren’t too scary?

  • The Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat by Stan Berenstain and Jan Berenstain
  • Mouse’s First Halloween by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond
  • The Hallo-Wiener by Dav Pilkey
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas by Tim Burton
  • Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Q. What are some classic Halloween books that everyone should read?

  • The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  • Dracula by Bram Stoker
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
  • The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe

Q. What are some new Halloween books that I should definitely check out?

  • Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas
  • The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune
  • Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  • The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo
  • Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett

Q. Where can I find Halloween books to read?

You can find Halloween books to read at your local library, bookstore, or online retailer. You can also check out online databases like Project Gutenberg for free Halloween ebooks.

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