5 Frightening Novels to Keep You Up At Night: Halloween Edition

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Welcome back, bookworms, to another edition of “Five frightening novels to keep you up at night” (though this time, I must admit I cheated: there are some short stories thrown in there!). This being the month of our sacred holiday, All Hallow’s Eve, I’ve decided to focus on books with that Halloween slant – witches, ghosts, and things that go bump in the night populate this month’s reading list. Time to snuggle up by the light of the jack-o-lantern and dive into these five books, carefully selected for maximum Halloween enjoyment!

If you missed the September edition of “Five frightening novels,” you can check it out here.

Honorable mentions:

The following books are classic monster tales and the only reason they haven’t been included is because I’m assuming you’ve read them already.

Dracula by Bram Stoker

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

The short stories of Edgar Allan Poe

The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury is also excellent but not included because it doesn’t quite have that scare factor that I was looking for.

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