There are a ton of books out there that are great for Halloween, but I can’t lie… I rarely read the “classic” Halloween stories (except for Poe!). Instead, I find that the books that really start shivers up and down the spine are those that I can easily relate to through setting or language. Some are full of vamps and ghosts while others are more psychological thriller. Here is a short list of the books that are on my Halloween “to read” list!
- Death’s Door by Michael Slade
- Inheritance by Steven Savile
- Children of the Vampire by Jeanne Kalogridis
- Harry and the Pirates by Brian Lumley
- Peeps by Scott Westerfeld
- Salem’s Lost by Stephen King (actually… anything by Stephen King. His stories are downright scary!)
- Ghost Stories of Canada by John Robert Colombo
- The Mummy Congress by Heather Pringle (I’ve already read this… and it’s not a horror story… but it’s so interesting that I want to re-read it!)
- City of the Dead by Sharon Stewart
- Ripper by Michael Slade
Anyone want to suggest any other “modern” stories or authors of horror?