Perfectly Spooky Halloween Books for Adults. These make excellent book club picks for October or just fun seasonal reads that aren’t too scary.
We’ve been doing a spooky family read aloud in October for years, but last year I picked a spooky October book for myself too and decided to make it a regular thing.
I read The Haunting of Hill House last year with a small discussion group on Instagram. I enjoyed it so much that I followed it up with We Have Always Lived in the Castle. They were the perfect amount of spooky and not too scary for a wimp like me.
I’ve put together this list of Spooky Halloween Books for Adults with books that aren’t too scary but are definitely atmospheric and eerie. I’ve read all but three (the three I plan to read this month). They’re perfect books to read in the fall and excellent picks for October book clubs. A lot of them have movie versions too, which is always extra fun after a seasonal read.
Also, can we take a minute to admire the spectacular marigolds in my garden this year? They’re really showing off for me and I couldn’t appreciate them more.
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