9 Must-Reads For Halloween

Halloween is the perfect time to get under the covers with a flashlight and a scary read. Here are some of our favorites:

1. HELP FOR THE HAUNTED by John Searles

This TODAY Show book critic sure knows how to scare his readers.

2. IT by Stephen King

This one’s a classic. If you read this one before your trick-or-treating, cross your fingers there aren’t too many people dressed as clowns.

3. SPELLCASTER by Claudia Gray

Want something a little lighter? Try this young adult novel about witches in a small, Rhode Island town.

4. R.L. Stine’s Goosbumps series

For the younger readers in your life (or if you just want a trip down memory lane) pick up something by the master of scary fiction.

5. WORLD WAR Z by Max Brooks

Nothing is scarier than a world being taken over by zombies, so instead of going to see the movie, read the book first.


The original dystopian novel, you can never read this classic too many times. Plus, what’s scarier than an island full of young boys?

7. Bram Stoker’s DRACULA

Before vampires sparkled and drank True Blood, they lived in castles, fed on humans, and scared readers…

8. SILENCE OF THE LAMBS by Thomas Harris

Nothing keeps you up at night like a charming cannibal and serial killer.

9. HORNS by Joe Hill

A night of drinking resulting in waking up with a pair of horns? Now that’s a nightmare!

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