Halloween is approaching and it is a wonderful and fun time. Cozy nights, warm fires, hot chocolate, scary movies, and scary books. In honor of this fabulous holiday here is a list of some books sure to keep your lights on.


Dracula by Bram Stoker

AH! The time old tale of Count Dracula. One of the most terrifying characters of all time. Cuddle up with this good book, but keep that door locked.


The Shining by Stephen King

Who can’t forget that image of Jack Nicholson ripping at a bathroom door with an ax? We all know the book is better than the movie. So the book is sure to keep you out of the dark. The Shining takes us venturing into a terror lurking at an inn. Stuck in a blizzard the family is trapped and the father has gone off the deep end with evil.  Just make sure you stay away from room 217.


The Graveyard Book by Neil Geiman

The Graveyard Book is about a toddler whose family is murdered. The boy wanders into a graveyard and the ghouls and ghosts that call the graveyard home decide to raise the boy. The boy, known as Bod to his new family, must stay in the graveyard because if he doesn’t a true danger named Jack waits for him outside the gates.


Amityville Horror by Jay Anson

Oh, The Amityville Horror. The name alone sends chills up my spine. A young family, the Lutz’s, moves into their dream home and flee 28 days later. The house holds secrets, stories, and pure evil. It all starts when their youngest daughter speaks of her new friend, Jodie. Is Jodie just apart of young imagination or the house’s evil secrets? Cuddle up warm and only read this thrillingly- scary book when the sun is up.


The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty

Another spine chilling novel. Perfect to put on the Halloween to-read list. Make sure you read during the night and sleep with the lights on.


Ghost Story by Peter Straub

Four men living in Milburn, New York, are terrified of something lurking. Something they did  in their youth has come back to haunt them. Now they are going to learn what happens when you think you can bury the past and get away with murder.

Keep the fire warm, the covers close, and make sure the doors are locked and the lights are kept bright.