Halloween is fast approaching, and with it, all our favorite things about the season. From boo-tiful home décor to scream-worthy haunted houses, we love everything sweet and scary this time of year. And what better way to get into the spirit than with a book by your side? We’ve complied the perfect reading recommendations for you based on your Halloween favorites!
This time of year, it’s only right to fill your home with the perfect decorations to get in the spooky spirit. Silly jack o’ lanterns, a bag of bones, and some crisp, deliciously scented candles makes the magic of Halloween come alive. Like the perfect frightful décor, all seems wonderful and exciting on the surface for newlyweds Samira and Roland in The Wife Before by Shanora Williams. But something far more sinister is lurking just beyond. Will her new husband’s secluded Colorado mansion be Samira’s haven…or hell?
Like a good rom-com, your go-to Halloween costume is a classic. Whether it be a ghastly ghost, a wicked witch, or a toilet paper chic zombie, you know it’ll be a hit every year. For those that are fans of undying traditions and immortal trends, A Ghost in Shining Armor by Therese Beharrie will cast a spell on your heart and remind you of your favorite romantic comedy—with a paranormal twist! After all, what could go wrong with dating a ghost?
Haunted houses and spooky tours often feel eerie and all too real. Lovers of the macabre and hair-raising history will enjoy the immersive experience that is A Haunted History of Invisible Women by Leanna Renee Hieber and Andrea Janes. Take a trip back in time and discover the truth behind the infamous tales of the witches, widows, and wicked women that haunt our imaginations. How has America’s fears and prejudices managed to conjure our most famous female ghosts?
Nothing adds a little excitement to an autumn night in quite like a spooky cocktail—or a cozy mystery! If you’re a culinary creative, it’s time to sip on some boozy witch’s brew and settle down with Three Tainted Teas by Lynn Cahoon. Help an aspiring witch and catering service owner dispel a sinister plot to ruin her clients’ wedding. But it’ll take more than a few spells to make sure their big day goes off without a hex!
The Conjuring, Silence of the Lambs, Halloween, A Nightmare on Elm Street. It’s the perfect time of year to binge your favorite horror movies. But when you’ve hit the end of your list and you’re still craving that adrenaline rush, you’ll want to pick up The Missing by Lisa Childs. This story of a secluded island, strange and secretive locals, and a former insane asylum-turned-luxury resort will have you clutching your covers in fear—and loving every second!
What’s Halloween without trick-or-treating? Nothing beats setting out on a quest for delicious sweets on a chilly October night. You’re dressed in a fun costume, and your neighborhood is full of screams and laughter! If trick-or-treating is the highlight of every Halloween season, curl up with an adventurous tale that will lead you to a whole new treasure in The Last Mile by Kat Martin. It’s a race against time to find the Devil’s Gold!