Halloween Book Recommendations For Every Type of Halloween – Sweet, Scary, or Magical

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Hi everyone and welcome to my Halloween post, filled with books that can occupy your mind this festive holiday season. However, as the title suggests, I have much more than just scary horror books to recommend you. I have something for everyone, no matter what kind of your Halloween person you are. If your favorite part of Halloween is the candy or the princesses costumes, don’t worry, I have book recommendations for you too. In this post, you’ll find book recommendations for those that prefer their Halloween to be sweet and cute, for those that love everything that’s scary and murderous during Halloween, and lastly, there are also books for those that love Halloween because of magic and the paranormal. There are seven books for every category, so go forth and find the perfect read for your Halloween. Books written by authors of color are marked with a (▽) symbol and books with a queer main character is marked with a (❊) symbol.

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First of all, I have book recommendations for everyone who treasures the candy and cute costumes during Halloween. If the princess and prince costumes, the fairytales, and just the fact that Halloween is an opportunity to escape the real world for a while is why you love the holiday, these seven following books are for you. They have happy endings, real-life royalty and are perfect to consume with a cup of pumpkin spice latte and a big bowl of Halloween candy.

  • Ripped Pages by M. Hollis (❊). Buy it on Amazon and add it on Goodreads.
  • The Queen’s Game by Carla de Guzman (▽). Buy it on Amazon and add it on Goodreads.
  • The Little Queen by Meia Geddes (▽ + ❊). Buy it on Amazon and add it on Goodreads.
  • Once Upon A Prince by Rachel Hauck. Buy it on Amazon and add it on Goodreads.
  • Courted by Jennifer Chance. Buy it on Amazon and add it on Goodreads.
  • Loving The Princess by A.C. Arthur (▽). Buy it on Amazon and add it on Goodreads.
  • Suddenly Royal by Nichole Chase. Buy it on Amazon and add it on Goodreads.

I hope you find a perfectly sweet and cute book match for your Halloween holiday.

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Although not all of these books are in the horror genre, what these books have in common is that they have either blood, murder, ghosts or something otherwise very eerie in them (or all of the above). They are truly perfect for anyone who wants to read something scary this Halloween holiday and have the full Halloween experience, with a side dish of horror and mystery. Keep your doors locked and your lights off, with maybe a few lit candles around you, and you’ll have the perfect evening on your hands.

  • Every Heart A Doorway by Seanan McGuire (❊). Buy it on Amazon and add it on Goodreads.
  • The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin. Buy it on Amazon and add it on Goodreads.
  • Spirit Hunters by Ellen Oh (▽). Buy it on Amazon and add it on Goodreads.
  • The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma. Buy it on Amazon and add it on Goodreads.
  • Wander This World by G.L. Tomas (▽ + ❊). Buy it on Amazon and add it on Goodreads.
  • Stalking Jack The Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco. Buy it on Amazon and add it on Goodreads.
  • The Diviners by Libba Bray. Buy it on Amazon and add it on Goodreads.

I hope you’ll find at least one book out of these seven to spooky you during Halloween. There’s something so exciting about books filled with everything that’s uncanny.

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If Halloween for you means magic, witches or unexplained paranormal forces then these following book recommendations are definitely for you. These books are filled with magic systems unlike ones you’ve ever seen before and people that will rock your socks off during the dark fall evening that is Halloween. For a perfectly magical Halloween, I suggest you put on your witch hat, make yourself a potion to drink, and sit under the starlit night to enjoy one of the books below.

  • The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco (▽). Buy it on Amazon and add it on Goodreads.
  • Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova (▽ + ❊). Buy it on Amazon and add it on Goodreads.
  • When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore (▽ + ❊). Buy it on Amazon and add it on Goodreads.
  • Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan. Buy it on Amazon and add it on Goodreads.
  • Iron Cast by Destiny Soria (▽). Buy it on Amazon and add it on Goodreads.
  • Wicked Like a Wildfire by Lana Popović. Buy it on Amazon and add it on Goodreads.
  • The Impostor Queen by Sarah Fine (❊). Buy it on Amazon and add it on Goodreads.

I hope one of these seven books will fulfill your magical Halloween needs and that you’ll feel the supernatural in the air.

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