Reading Sara Halloween aka Spooky Recommendations!


Because it is Halloween, and because it is fun, I thought I would add a special Halloween Post recommending some spooky books to keep you in the spirit of the season!

Note: This post comes from someone who doesn’t particularly enjoy being scared, so my list is pretty tame compared to people who read actual scary books. These are more likely considered mysteries, thrillers, or crime novels than horror. Some still may keep you up at night, though!

  1. The Shining, by Stephen King. Duh. If you haven’t ever read it, it’s a good place to start.
  2. The Woman in Cabin 10, by Ruth Ware. I describe this one as being Agatha Christie-esque. You will keep turning the pages to figure out who to trust and who is murdering people.
  3. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson. If you didn’t jump on this bandwagon ages ago, you really should.
  4. The Passenger, by Lisa Lutz. The Passenger is a quick book that is creative and left me guessing until the end. It is a page turner but is not scary or nightmare-inducing. Instead, it is simply interesting.
  5. I Let You Go, by Clare Mackintosh. The review is coming soon because this is what I picked up to get into the spirit this weekend. You won’t want to put it down, and you’ll be reminded that every once in a while a book like this is a perfect read! It was a little slow to start, and I wasn’t sure where the mystery would come in – but it does, and its surprising and heartbreaking all at once.


What are your favorites? Again, I scare easily and don’t do blood/gore – but love a good mystery!



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