Less Terrifying Book Recs for Halloween


So I did a post a few days ago that was my recommendations for the most terrifying books to read for Halloween so this time I’m recommending some non-horror books that I think are great to read for Halloween as well!

It’s not too late to pick one of these up for a quick read today!

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10.) Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

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Β While there are a few creepy parts in this book it most definitely is not a horror book. It’s a very unique book and has some interesting pictures within as well which is why I think it’d be a great read for Halloween for non-horror readers.

9.) Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry

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This is a very heartfelt book that just so happens to have zombies as well. You’ll get attached to these characters and also have the added “horror” fun of some zombie-killing too!

8.) Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney

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This is a book all about Tom Ward, the last apprentice, being taught how to hunt down all kinds of ghosts and monsters. Technically this is a middle grade book which makes it not too creepy and yet full of different supernatural beings!

7.) Stalking Jack The Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

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This one is just eerie and a bit gory enough for me to recommend it for Halloween but mostly it’s historical fiction and romance.

You can read my full review of “Stalking Jack The Ripper” here.

6.) The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

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This is not only loaded with all things paranormal but it’s also very mysterious. Worth all of the hype and is a great read for anyone looking for a tamer Halloween book.

You can read my full review of “The Raven Boys” here.

5.) I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga

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Serial killers are just as scary as any ghosts, right? This is a down-right addicting story with all the gruesome detail needed for a great Halloween read!

4.) A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

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This is one of the most heart-harming and gut-wrenching books ever but the reason I recommend it for Halloween is not only because it’s a great, short book but because um…there’s a monster. Basically I’m just taking an opportunity to make everyone read this awesomeness!

You can read my full review of “A Monster Calls” here.

3.) Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova

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Looking for a good witch book? This is the one for you! It’s full of magic and adventure and will most definitely not leave you with nightmares this Halloween!

You can read my full review of “Labyrinth Lost” here.

2.) Coraline by Neil Gaiman

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We all know how often the movie gets played for Halloween so why not read the book? It’s the perfect amount of creepy but most of all it’s just a fun, cute story.

You can read my full review of “Coraline” here.

1.) The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

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Odd that my 2 most recommended stories are Neil Gaiman? Nah.

This is my most recommended non-horror book for Halloween! It is utter perfection, full of ghosts and all manner of supernatural creatures and it’s just a cute, heart-warming book. I love it to pieces!

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Hope this helped some of you out and Happy Halloween everyone!

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The Sassy

13 thoughts on “Less Terrifying Book Recs for Halloween

  1. Geronimo Reads October 31, 2016 / 1:37 pm

    Love your recs! I have quite a few of these already on my shelves, sitting unread and lonely lol

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    • thesassygeek November 2, 2016 / 10:50 am

      Thank you! I hope when you get around to dusting them off you enjoy them, haha! πŸ™‚

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  2. ashley October 31, 2016 / 2:12 pm

    I absolutely loved A Monster Calls it was one of my favorite reads from this month. I also enjoyed Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. I’ll be reading Stalking Jack the Ripper for the Biannual Bibliothon, it’s the group read!

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    • thesassygeek November 2, 2016 / 10:51 am

      Glad you loved them, they are both very good books! I hope you enjoy Stalking Jack the Ripper as well! πŸ™‚


  3. Michelle October 31, 2016 / 3:02 pm

    Firstly, Happy Halloween Heather πŸŽƒ
    Such good recommendations! I’m still on the fence about Miss Peregrine’s, maybe I’ll give it a go.

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    • thesassygeek November 2, 2016 / 10:52 am

      Yes Happy Halloween Michelle! (I’m soooooo late,haha)
      It was such a long time ago that I read Miss Peregrine’s so I don’t have a strong opinion about it but I thought it was interesting. I’d love to hear your thoughts on it though either way! πŸ™‚

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    • thesassygeek November 2, 2016 / 10:55 am

      Well thank you, it means I did a good job haha! And I adored The Raven Boys which for me was very surprising! πŸ™‚


  4. Anna @MyBookishDream October 31, 2016 / 5:24 pm

    Great recommendations! πŸ™‚ I love soooo many of those books, two of my favourite out of them are A Monster Calls and The Graveyard Book.

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    • thesassygeek November 2, 2016 / 10:56 am

      Thank you Anna! And yes those are probably my top 2 favorite books on my list, both 5 star reads! They’re both very cute stories but with a serious moments as well. πŸ™‚

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  5. Melissa @ BookNerdMomo October 31, 2016 / 10:08 pm

    So many of these are on my TBR, like A Monster Calls. And Miss Peregrine’s is one of my favorite series. As for Revenge of the Witch, I remember binge reading that series in middle school. I was so obsessed and I love how I keep seeing it around on the blogosphere. Great recommendations! 😊

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    • thesassygeek November 2, 2016 / 10:58 am

      Thank you! I highly recommend A Monster Calls I honestly have yet to meet anyone who didn’t adore it! I’m also glad to here the entire Miss Peregrine’s series is great, I have only read the first one but own the second one too.
      I’m happy you’ve read the Last Apprentice series, I actually don’t see it around the blogospjere as much for some reason. It’s a great series from what I’ve read though, perfect for all ages just like Percy Jackson etc! πŸ™‚

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