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With Halloween just around the corner now, have you got your spooky Halloween books ready? If not, do read on as I chat about Halloween books for all the family.
I am all set, and to be honest, I am always ready for Halloween with my bookshelves.
I enjoy quite a variety of genres that I could label as perfect for this time of year, from paranormal romances to quirky ghost tales to full on horror stories.
This year I have my eye on my Odd Thomas books and I am already looking forward to sinking into Odd’s world. If you’ve yet to read these, I can absolutely recommend them. It’s hard not to be drawn to Odd.
For the kids, it’s a little bit trickier.
Unlike me, they are not fans of horror and scares, which baffles me quite frankly!
I have happy memories of curling up with a good James Herbert or Stephen King book when I was younger, the scarier the better. My ultimate horror read? I think I’d have to go for Jay Anson’s Amityville Horror. Have you read it?
Horror aside, the kids do still love Halloween, it’s one of their favourite holidays, so they are keen to get in on the spooky action as long as it doesn’t scare them!
I think there are plenty of books out there that can help them get into the swing of things without being too much for them, so I’ve had a look around and chosen some for them, and I’ll share a few more picks below for you too.
I’ve gone for the Twilight boxset from Books2Door for my daughter as I think she will enjoy these books. I’m looking forward to seeing what she makes of them, and I know several of her friends have read and enjoyed them.
My son has a few Beast Quest books on his shelves, and if he’s feeling up to it, he has also got a couple of Scream Street books he can try, so he is all set.
We will all be able to cosy up with our Halloween reads together, I think it’s always fun to read around a season.
If you’ve yet to get anything lined up for you and your family, these are a few of my top picks, all available from Books2Door…
For young readers
Kitty and the Rescue Adventure 6 Books Collection By Paula Harrison
Winnie and Wilbur series by Valerie Thomas
For 8-12 year olds
Goosebumps Horrorland Series by R.L. Stine
The Spiderwick Chronicles 5 Book Collection by Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black
The Maze Runner Series by James Dashner
The Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard
And for those who want a Halloween read, but spooky is not their thing? Go for a little bit of fantasy with books like The Narnia Chronicles or fun non-fiction like the Horrible Science Bulging Box 20 Book Collection by Nick Arnold.
It’s free delivery with Books2Door if you spend over £35 and they have a huge range on offer, so you could buy Halloween and grab a few Christmas gifts while you’re there too!
What will you be reading this Halloween?
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