October has officially started, and so is the season of the scare. Every year, Halloween is celebrated on October 31, this year we are quarantined, and won’t be able to celebrate the way it normally is. But, what better way to celebrate Haloween by reading some spooky novels? Check out this list of books that are sure to get you into the Halloween feels:
IT by Stephen King
How can we talk about a list of books and not include Stephen King in it? ‘IT’ has become a cult classic. It tells a story of seven kids who fight the evil entity that exploits the fears of its victims to disguise itself while hunting its prey. Though the book has been made into 2 really scary movies but reading the book is sure to give you the chills.
And Then There were None by Agatha Christie
Agatha Cristine is no stranger to the thriller and mystery genre. Published in 1939, And Then There Were None is a story about ten strangers who received an invitation to an island mansion off the coast of Devon by the enigmatic UN Owen. At dinner, the voice of a host accuses each guest of having a secret. The same night, one of the ten is found murdered. Tensions rise as the nine people left to realize the killer is among them and planning to attack again.
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
Published in 1959, ‘The Haunting of Hill House’ is a gothic horror novel that surrounds four main characters: Dr. John Montague, an occult scholar whois looking for supernatural evidence, Eleanor Vance, a shy young woman who is well acquainted with poltergeists, Theodora, the lighthearted assistant, and Luke Sanderson who will be the future heir of the Hill House. At first, they all experience some spooky encounters. However, soon they realize that Hill House is gathering its powers and it will choose one of them to make its own.
The Hunger by Alma Katsu
Alma Katsu combines elements of the supernatural with the already horrifying story of the Donner Party to create a tale that even Stephen King recommends not reading after dark. The isolated travelers reach the brink of desperation as members of their party disappear one after the other, and they’re left to root out the source of the evil before it swallows them all.
Lock Every Door by Riley Sager
Some things are too good to be true. That’s what Jules Larsen is starting to realize about her new apartment-sitting gig in a glamorous old building called the Bartholomew. Jules isn’t allowed visitors or to spend nights away from the apartment, and when another sitter disappears after confiding her fears in Jules, the building’s dark secrets begin to reveal themselves.
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