It seems every year I curate a kind of “spooky-ish” list of novels this time of year. Sometimes I go back and forth on the necessity of this because, let’s face it, I rarely if ever read novels that fir this parameter. But here we are, embarking on yet another such spooky books to read list.
Since I do make annual lists like this, one thing I cannot promise is that there will be any new additions. BUT I’m going to try my bestest (no, this isn’t a word, but I’m using it still) to pull some newbies into the mix.
Non [Mostly] Spooky Books to Read
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1: Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen
2: Romanov, Nadine Brandes
3: Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte
Look at me going for all the classic literature on this list…! I mean, whaaat!? Not sure it’s totally fair since I’ve read none of them (at least not in full), but come on, my guess is right, isn’t it; they are all good picks? Amazon | Goodreads
4: Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
Not sure if this qualifies as a kind of “spooky” type read (I’ve not read it), but the films are all kinds of “atmospheric” and make me thing of this time of year. Amazon | Goodreads
5: Blackmoore, Julianne Donaldson
Read this one years ago. Cannot remember all the details, but it seems an ideal read if you want the whole stately manor but not creepy sort of read, and for many, it’s a fan favorite. Amazon | Goodreads
6: Born of Persuasion, Jessica Dotta
It’s been years since I read this novel, but about 3-5 of my reader friends gush over this series a lot. It’s a kind of mystery in a historical regency novel that, from what I understand, needs all three of its series novels to do the story justice. Amazon | Goodreads
7: Rebecca, Daphne Du Mauier
Haven’t ever read this one, but with the Netflix adaptation coming up, I’ve developed something of an interest in this one. The likelihood of me actually reading this one is slim, but hey, a reader can aspire! Amazon | Goodreads
8: Gunslinger Girl, Lindsay Ely
9: Beastly, Alex Flinn
Anything by this author would fit, though I will say her books are on the “lighter” side of the spook scale. Still, they feel darker and perfectly appropriate, especially this one, which is a kind of Beauty and the Beast re-telling. Amazon | Goodreads
10: Truly Devious, Maureen Johnson
Finally. A book I’ve been saying I’m going to read that I actually did. Don’t think this one feels as “good” as all the hype, but I did enjoy it, and since I own book two, I’ll continue on in the series. The mystery surrounds a selective boarding school, and the girl who tries to solve the years old puzzle of what happened to the family of the founder. Amazon | Goodreads
11: Gilt Hollow, Lorie Langdon
12: Toward a Secret Sky, Heather Maclean
This one seems to be all about otherworldly creatures, and such. It’s been years, but my review compares it to things like the TV show Shadowhunters and Sara Ella’s Unblemished, so if that’s your thing, this might be something you’d enjoy. Amazon | Goodreads
13: Remembrance, Michelle Madow
14: Of Curses and Kisses, Sandhya Menon
15: Jackaby*, William Ritter
16: Enola Holmes, Nancy Springer
17: In the Shadow of Croft Towers, Abigail Wilson
18: The House on Foster Hill, Jaime Jo Wright
From what I know of Wright’s novels, basically anything from her list of novels would fit. This is the one I read in full, and have a review of, so it’s the one I popped on the list. Amazon | Goodreads
*I have not read these novels; and all are in the secular fiction genre.
Your turn! The comments are yours. Which spooky books to read do you have on your reading lists? Any of these stand out as books you have or want to read? Comment all of your favorites (and thoughts whether good or bad!) in the comments section. I’d love to chat.
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