My favourite Halloween reads

This week’s Tell Me Something Tuesday question asks “What are some of the scariest books you’ve ever read?”. Although I do like horror, I’m yet to read a book that truly scared me (apart from Goosebumps as a kid!) I do however have some horror books that I want to recommend.

The Amityville Horror – Jay Anson

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I really enjoyed The Amityville Horror when I read it. As long as you ignore the fact they try to say it’s a real story (!) it’s a great haunted house story.

Bird Box – Josh Malerman

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I read this recently and really enjoyed the creepy style. It’s a bit slow, but the ending really makes up for that.

The Haunting of Hill House – Shirley Jackson

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This is the quintessential haunted house novel and it’s where all the genre tropes originated. I definitely recommend it if you like literary horror.

The Shining – Stephen King

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This is one of my favourite Stephen King novels. I love the idea of The Shining being a “gift” and the characters are all so interesting.

The Woman in Black – Susan Hill

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Finally, this is one of my favourite ghost stories. If you have only seen the Daniel Radcliffe film, you definitely need to read this book because the story is very different. I also love the stage show, which I think might be one of the scariest things I’ve ever seen.

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