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    Updated on 8 Oct 2019. Posted on 7 Oct 2019

    19 Creepy Books You'll Want To Read This Spooky Season

    Here's to sleepless nights for all of us this October!

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    1. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson.

    2. The Hunger by Alma Katsu.

    3. The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty.

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    Why you'll love it: The Exorcist was originally published in the 1970s and has had a significant cultural impact since its release. The movie was the source of everyone's worst nightmares and the book is just as chilling, which makes it perfect to read this spooky season.

    Buy the paperback edition for $15.07 or the Kindle edition for $12.99 from Amazon Australia.

    4. We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver.

    5. Ghost Story by Peter Straub.

    6. The Ruins by Scott Smith.

    7. Nightmare Abbey by Thomas Love Peacock.

    8. The Woman in Black by Susan Hill.

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    Why you'll love it: Although the theme of this book aren't explicitly terrifying, it's so well-written that it'll end up transporting you to a place in your head that's hard to forget. It's not the scariest ghost story you'll ever read, but it's the perfect book to get you into the Halloween spirit.

    Buy the paperback edition for $14.90 or the Kindle edition for FREE on Amazon Australia.

    9. The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe.

    10. Summer of Night by Dan Simmons.

    11. The Damnation Game by Clive Barker.

    12. Audition by Ryu Murakami.

    13. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.

    14. Pet Sematary by Stephen King.

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    Why you'll love it: The slow-burn suspense of Pet Sematary will have you on edge the entire time you're reading (or listening). And trust me, it's worth every stressful moment. If you haven't read this one yet, get onto it ASAP.

    Buy the paperback edition for $26.40 or the Kindle edition for $12.99 on Amazon Australia.

    15. Coraline by Neil Gaiman.

    16. Carrion Comfort by Dan Simmons.

    17. The Haunted: True Stories for the Ghost Lover's Soul by L. Sydney Fisher.

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    Why you'll love it: If you love short stories and true ghostly encounters, then look no further. This compilation of mysterious ghost stories will have you questioning every dark corner in your house or wanting to go on a ghost hunt immediately.

    Buy the paperback edition for $21.05 or the Kindle edition for FREE on Amazon Australia.

    18. The Hypnotist (Joona Linna, Book 1) by Lars Kepler.

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    Why you'll love it: Translated from Scandinavian, this book will give you absolutely everything you need if you enjoy creepy crime thrillers. The timelines are exhilarating and the storylines are so captivating that you'll soon be deeply invested in this investigative tale.

    Buy the paperback edition for $16.70 or the Kindle edition for $11.99 on Amazon Australia.

    19. You by Caroline Kepnes.

    Oh, and if you're one of those people that prefers to ~listen~ to your books, you can grab them from Audible Australia! Plus the first one's free (and who doesn't love a freebie?).