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Spooky Reading Recommendations for October

With Halloween just around the corner, you might be looking for some scary stories to sink your teeth into. Check out this list of horror/thriller book recommendations for Kids, Teens, and Adults compiled by the staff at DPL!


Took: A Ghost Story by Mary Downing Hahn

The Nest by Kenneth Oppel

The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud

The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier

Doll Bones by Holly Black

The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Took_A Ghost Story   The Nest   The Screaming Staircase   The Night Gardener   Doll Bones

The Halloween Tree   Coraline


The Diviners by Libba Bray

In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters

The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall by Katie Alender

Scowler by Daniel Kraus

Daughters Unto Devils by Amy Lukavics

The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco

The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

The Diviners   In the Shadow of Blackbirds   Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall   Scowler   Daughters Unto Devils

The Girl from the Well   Forest_Hands_Teeth_hb_cover


Bird Box by Josh Malerman

The Ruins by Scott Smith

Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

Pet Sematary by Stephen King

What the Night Knows by Dean Koontz

The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon

Bird Box   The Ruins   Heart Shaped Box   Haunting of Hill House   Pet Sematary

What_The_Night_Knows_by_Dean_Koontz_cover   Winter People

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