Haunted Reads for Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner. It's my favorite thing about autumn — what's not to like? Pumpkins, candy, costumes, trick-or-treating, haunted houses and corn mazes. If you like getting spooked, these books may just do the trick (or treat)!

Go back in time with Virgil Dante, a ghostorian, in Haunted Histories and learn about famous ghosts, creepy castles, dark dungeons and graveyards.

Can you imagine living in a haunted house? Look no further as you join eleven-year-old Olive in her adventures in The Books of Elsewhere. Begin your haunted and magical adventures in The Shadows. Don't forget your flashlight!

The World of Horror series is not for the faint-hearted. My favorite is Ghosts & Goblins which features haunted spirits found coast-to-coast and at sea. My favorite spirit of the book was Abraham Lincoln's ghost in the White House.

If you're as keen as I am to learn more about famous people, pick up How They Croaked. Find out how some familiar, and not so familiar, people died and where you can find their graves. My personal favorite is the story of how horror writer Edgar Allan Poe died.

It is only fitting to end our spooky and haunted journey with Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Mystery and Madness. This anthology includes four short stories, including my personal favorite, "The Fall of the House of Usher." Gris Grimly's illustrations are sure to win graphic novel fans.

What's your favorite haunted read?

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