Just because we’re not all moviegoers, social bees or party animals, that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy Halloween. Everyone has the choice of how to celebrate Halloween: some stock up on candy, others partake in cosplay, while many prefer to stay the night in. One way to get in the spirit while relaxing at home is by picking up a creepy book. Below are a few books to help get you in the Halloween spirit.
1. Dracula by Bram Stoker (1897): The adaptation of the classic vampire novel. Dracula’s lonely soul walks earth in search of his loved one. The novel tells the story of Dracula’s attempt to move from Transylvania to England in search of new blood and the spread of the undead curse.
2. Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury (1962): This novel tells a twisted, dark fantasy of two 13-year-old best friends, Jim Nightshade and William Holloway, and the terror of a traveling carnival that comes to their small town one October. The novel analyzes the acts of good and evil.
3. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling (1997-2007): Harry Potter is a novel series of seven books: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
The series revolves around a young wizard, Harry Potter, and his two companions, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. The three friends attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry where they manage to get into mischief around the castle and prepare the ultimate battle the world of wizards have never seen.
4. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving (1820): This novel is set in the 1970s countryside. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow parades around the infamous character, The Headless Horseman. During the early years, being bewitched was the worst to come. In this novel, outsider Ichabod Crane is brought in to remove all evil in the town. Dumbfounded, he crosses paths with a village girl, Katrina. In the midst of finding his true love, Crane is targeted by The Headless Horseman who is in search of his head.
5. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (2005-2008): Twilight is a series of four vampire-themed romance novels: Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn. The story revolves around the character Isabelle “Bella” Swan, a teenage girl who moves to Forks, Washington with her father. She befriends a werewolf, Jacob Black, and falls in love with a vampire, Edward Cullen. The series is primarily told from Bella’s point of view.