As we are nearing All Hallows Eve, today we come to you with another seasonal post. Because, why not, right? When there’s a perfectly logical reason to post season appropriate content, one must take advantage of the short time in which to do so. Specific to this publication, we talk about some fun and spooky novels to read or the fun (?) and spooky (?) novels that live on my bookshelf.
If you’re wondering why there are question marks behind the descriptive words, it’s for this reason. I haven’t read any (or nearly none) of the books on today’s list. My impression of them is they’re either fun or spooky, or perhaps a bit of both. Either way, they “scream” read me! this time of year which makes me wonder, why haven’t I done so?
Also, as one last mention, I’m 99% sure I use nearly all the same books for this kind of list from year to year, but when the shoe fits…!
10 Fun and Spooky Novels to Read [Living on the Bookshelf]
1: If I Run (Series) by Terri Blackstock
To be honest, these really aren’t “spooky,” but they do have some emotional “frights.” They aren’t scary, but just the idea of a woman having to run for her life is, well, sobering and troubling. Goodreads
2: A Study in Charlotte by Brittaney Cavallaro
This one seems more “fun” than “spooky,” but maybe it’s a little bit of both? Either way, it seems like such a fun read, which is a modern take on Sherlock and Holmes, with these characters being descendants of the famous duo. I think. Goodreads
3: Entwined by Heather Dixon
I don’t know how well this one fits, but it seems like Heather’s books might (sometimes?) have little bits of spookiness, especially given they’re often inspired by underrated fairy tales. Goodreads
4: Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
I mean, a mystery YA novel set at a boarding school? How much fun does this one sound? Also, despite the hype, this one just seems like an excellent atmospheric read to enjoy this time of year. Goodreads
5: The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade
99.9% sure I include this title on every single “All Hollow’s Eve” list I make of books. What can I say? It seems like the ideal addition! Goodreads
6: A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Bridgid Kemmerer
I mean, a Beauty and the Beast re-telling that’s a fantasy, and one that’s maybe a little bit on the “dark side”? I’m curious, also the positive feedback for this one makes me excited! Goodreads10 of the Fun and Spooky Novels Living on the Bookshelf! Talking about a few of the maybe (??) spooky-ish reads on my shelf! #Halloween #TopTenTuesday #BloggersTribe Click To Tweet
7: Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
I mean, the title alone makes this one a winner. Goodreads
8: Lady Jane Disappears by Joanna Davidson Politano
Read this one quite some time ago, but it seems pretty fitting for such a list. Goodreads
9: An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rodgerson
Ok, so I know next to nothing about this one (it’s about an artist who commits a grave offense when she paints emotion in the eyes of a royal – gasp!) with exception to the fact that it had some good praise when it first released. Makes me wonder what it’s all about, and the cover art looks a little spooky. Goodreads
10: Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
If it’s not true of any of these others, I know it’s true that this one consistently winds up on this seasonal list Also, I’ve been told by trusted reader friends that these are indeed fun reads. Goodreads
11: In the Shadow of Croft Towers by Abigail Wilson
A “pretty picture” Gothic-esque story, this debut is indeed a fun read full of thieves, spooky estates, and of course, a dash of romance. Goodreads
12: The Curse of Misty Wayfair by Jaime Jo Wright
I haven’t read this novel by Jaime (and technically, this is the one that doesn’t reside on my bookshelf), but what I have read by her is all about the ideal atmosphere for this time of year. Oh, and I’m pretty sure most of her books (or all?) are time slip novels, too! Goodreads
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So… do you like spooky reads; or are you more of a “cozy mystery” reader? What’s your favorite kind of autumn read? What are your thoughts on dark novels? Do you have a list of fun and spooky novels to read? Comment down below with all the bookish thoughts. If you have a blog or joined in the Top Ten Tuesday meme, leave your links below. It may take me an entire week, but I’d love to come by and visit your bookish spaces.
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