Fortnight of Fright 2015 | Halloween Book Recommendations (Chelsea from Books for Thought)


Welcome to our third annual FORTNIGHT OF FRIGHT event!
October 17th – October 31st, 2015

Thanks for checking out the THIRD annual edition of FORTNIGHT OF FRIGHT where Alyssa (Books Take You Places), Amy (Tripping Over Books), and I bring you two full weeks of Halloween-related posts! We’ve invited bloggers, authors, and book lovers alike to share their favorite things about Halloween and we feature a new person and post each day. 

Today, Chelsea from Books for Thought is sharing some Halloween reading recommendations! Check out her recs below!

I’m really excited to be participating in Fortnight of Fright this year! Thanks to all the hosts/organizers for being so fantastic. Honestly, I wasn’t thinking clearly when I choose to sign up for Halloween book recommendations because I didn’t think I had read anything that would be considered “Halloweeny”. After looking through my book lists, I realized I had tons to share with you! They might not be Stephen King scary but most of them are definitely spooky enough for Halloween. I tried to pick a variety of books based off genre, and age group. Even if you pick up just one of these books to get in the Halloween spirit, I think that’s just enough! Enjoy 🙂


House of Leaves

House of Leaves by Marcus Z. Danielewski
For lovers of: intense books, mind manipulation and not sleeping ever again.
Genre: horror, thriller, mystery

what the night knows

What the Night Knows by Dean Koontz
For lovers of: murderous ghosts, mystery, and unexplained things.
Genre: thriller, paranormal, mystery


Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
For lovers of: classic literature, monster making, and criticizing book to movie adaptations.
Genre: horror, sci-fi, classic


Dracula by Bram Stoker
For lovers of: journal style books, blood sucking monsters, and screams of terror.
Genre: horror, classic, paranormal


locke and key

Locke & Key by Joe Hill
For lovers of: crazy murders, mysterious houses, and unlocking mysteries.
Genre: graphic novel, horror, paranormal

Miss Peregrine's Home

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
For lovers of: history repeating itself, tragedy, and creepy photographs.
Genre: paranormal, mystery, horror, historical fiction

divinersThe Diviners by Libba Bray
For lovers of: seriously creepy ghosts, the 20’s, and serial murders.
Genre: historical fiction, horror, paranormal

the monstrumologist

The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey
For lovers of: mystery, things that go bump in the night, and the study of monsters.
Genre: historical fiction, mystery, paranormal


night of the solsticeThe Night of the Solstice by L.J. Smith
For lovers of: magic, multiple worlds, and talking animals.
Genre: paranormal, adventure

a monster callsA Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
For lovers of: vivid pictures, scary monsters, and sad moments.
Genre: paranormal, horror

the graveyard bookThe Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
For lovers of: spooky ghosts, crazy killers, and breathtaking adventures.
Genre: horror, paranormal

15944406Doll Bones by Holly Black
For lovers of: dangerous quests, unfortunate curses, and animated dolls.
Genre: horror, mystery, adventure

Thanks, Chelsea!! These are fantastic Halloween recommendations. I adore The Graveyard Book (especially the audio!) and I tried to read House of Leaves but it MAY have been too scary for me haha! 

Hi, I'm Brittany!
Hi, I'm Brittany!

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3 thoughts on “Fortnight of Fright 2015 | Halloween Book Recommendations (Chelsea from Books for Thought)

  1. Katie

    I’m a little ashamed to admit that I haven’t read a single one of these books. I’ve been wanting to read Dracula for quite some time but I’ve been putting it off. Same with The Monstrumologist books. I think that will need to change soon. Thanks for the recommendations!

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