You guys made my 5 Summer Must-Reads one of my most popular posts, and since then I’ve been tackling some real page turners so I decided to share the spooky Fall books you need to read now! They range from mildly supernatural to full on creepy, so grab your cozies and a cup of cocoa & get to it!
Let me know if you’ve read these or any others, and comment below with your reccos for me, too! xx
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern — if you watch my insta stories, you’ll have seen me rant about this one in real time. I absolutely loved all 500+ pages, and if you prefer more fantasy to a straight up thriller for your spooky fall books, this one’s for you. Don’t take that to mean it lacks any suspense because it doesn’t. It reminded me of Harry Potter which is a huge yes for me.
The Witches of New York by Ami McKay — I am about halfway through this one currently, and am very into it so far! The perfect October read because it touches on real witches post-Salem era, potions, ghosts and the like, without being at all a horror read. All about two witches who own their own shop in NY and use their magic for high society clients while taking on a new apprentice. Brilliantly written, and by a Canadian author (because, duh, #readthenorth).
Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips and The River at Night by Erica Ferencik — I’m looping these two together since both are quick, easy, reads and recap terrifying (hopefully never) real life circumstances. The former recounts a mother’s experience keeping her son safe during a zoo shooting and the latter, a white river rafting girls trip gone horribly wrong. A different kind of spooky fall books for your nightstand.
IT by Stephen King — The ultimate horror classic perfect for this time of the year! I am waiting on my sister’s copy to read next, but she’s taken a pause because it was giving her nightmares… If you’ve never read it before, it’s a good follow up to watching the movie remake since it gives you the adult stroyline that is set to follow in the upcoming movie sequel. Tip: maybe go for one of the cover options without the clown face on it, ya.
Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King & Owen King — a brand new release from the father-son duo, this one is set in an all-male world. Enough said. What’s more horrifying than that?