Monday, October 25, 2021

My Favorite Reads for Halloween

Halloween is fast approaching! Grab your favorite candy and a glass of your favorite adult beverage and curl up with one of these books that's perfect for the spooky season.  Today I am highlighting my favorite Halloween picture books as well as some spooky and ghostly reads for adults. There's nothing better than curling up with a atmospheric novel during the month of October. If you find a book that sparks your interest, many of the YA and adult books' detailed reviews can be found in my review archive

My Top Ten Favorite Halloween Picture Books:

 1.  The Little Shop of Monsters by R.L. Stine

2.  Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson



3.  The Berenstain Bears Go on a Ghost Walk by Stan and Jan Berenstain

4.  Eek! Halloween! by Sandra Boynton




5.  Inside a House That is Haunted by Alyssa Satin Capucilli

6.  It's Pumpkin Day, Mouse! by Laura Numeroff 


7.  How to Catch a Monster by Adam Wallace

8.  Five Little Pumpkins by Ben Mantle




9.  The Widow's Broom by Chris Van Allsburg

10.  In the Witch's Kitchen: Poems for Halloween by John E. Brewton




My Top Ten Favorite Books for Halloween: Early Reader/Chapter Books



1.  A Ghost Named Fred by Nathaniel Benchley

2.  A Good Night for Ghosts by Mary Pope Osborne



3.  The Haunted Castle on Hallows Eve by Mary Pope Osborne

4.  Vlad the World's Worst Vampire by Anna Wilson

5.  Shadow in the Woods and Other Scary Stories by Max Brallier

6.  Nate the Great and the Halloween Hunt by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

7.  The Notebook of Doom series by Troy Cummings

8.  Polly and Buster series by Sally Rippin

9.  Flat Stanley and the Haunted House by Jeff Brown

10.  The Haunted Library by Dori Hillestad Butler




My Top Ten Favorite Books for Halloween: Young Adult Fiction


1.  Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

2.  The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman



3.  The Diviners by Libba Bray

4.  Blythewood by Carol Goodman




5.  The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters

6.  The Witch Haven by Sasha Peyton Smith



7.  The Spiderwick Chronicles series by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black

8.  Fablehaven by Brandon Mull



9.  The Witches by Roald Dahl

10.  Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

My Top Ten Favorite Books for Halloween: Adult Fiction

 1.  Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

2.  The Hex Ex by Erin Sterling


3.  A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

4.  The Witch of Willow Hall by Hester Fox

5.  Mrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen

6.  A Witch in Time by Constance Sayers


7.  Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris

8.  The Complete Stories and Poems by Edgar Allan Poe 


9.  Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

10.  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving



 Check out similar posts from previous years to find out what other books made my list:

Halloween Picture Books and Chapter Books  - 2018

Halloween Picture Books - 2017

Halloween Picture Books - 2016

YA and Adult Halloween Reads - 2018


So, what books are you love to read around Halloween? Did any of my books make your list? Let me know in the comments below. 


  1. The picture books look so cute, I'll have to keep them in mind for next year!

    Mexican Gothic was one of my favorites from last year!

    1. Yes! You are going to love all the adorable Halloween picture books! Mexican Gothic was super scary (for me!) haha. Thanks for visiting, Angela!


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