What a Thrill - Six Spooky Seasonal Reads

Oct 14, 2022
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What a Thrill - Six Spooky Seasonal Reads

It’s fall y’all! There’s a chill in the air, making this spooky season the perfect time to snuggle up and sink your teeth into a deliciously dark horror book. 

If the idea of reading horror makes you shudder, you may be surprised by the wealth of unique subgenres that horror has to offer. Not into blood and gore? Try quiet horror! Do you enjoy reading the classics? Take a stab at some slow-burning and atmospheric gothic horror!  

Whether you are an avid horror reader, or looking to try something new, this list of new horror picks will have something for you. These selections come from our print and digital collections. You can borrow physical copies from your local branch or download a digital version using an app or website. 

Digital Downloads 

OverDrive is our most popular source for digital books. OverDrive books can be read on your laptop or downloaded onto your tablet, phone, or eReader and accessed using Libby, OverDrive's app. 

The Hacienda by Isabel Canas

book cover. Book title over woman in red dress.

Supernatural Suspense: When handsome Don Rodolfo Solórzano proposes, Beatriz ignores the rumours surrounding his first wife's sudden demise, choosing instead to seize the security his estate in the countryside provides. But something is wrong with the hacienda. And no one there will help her. Find it in our catalogue

Just Like Home by Sarah Gailey

book cover. Book title on pink background with a house in red

Gothic Thriller: 'Come home.' Vera's mother called and Vera obeyed. In spite of their long estrangement, in spite of the memories - she's come back to the home of a serial killer. There are secrets yet undiscovered in the foundations of the notorious Crowder House. Vera must face them and find out for herself just how deep the rot goes. Find it in our catalogue

Hidden Pictures by Jason Rekulak

book cover. Book title in red over the silhouette of trees in a forest.

Hauntings: Fresh out of rehab, Mallory Quinn takes a job in the affluent suburb of Spring Brook, New Jersey as a babysitter for Ted and Caroline Maxwell. She is to look after their five-year-old son, Teddy. But one day, he draws something different: a man in a forest, dragging a woman's lifeless body. With help from a handsome landscaper and an eccentric neighbour, Mallory sets out to decipher the images and save Teddy. Find it in our catalogue

The Children on the Hill by Jennifer McMahon

book cover. Book title over cloudy sky with house on fire underneath.

Mystery/Thriller: Inspired by Frankenstein, McMahon presents a number of "monsters" linked to a psychiatric hospital in the 1970s—and one contemporary monster hunter who must confront her past. Find it in our catalogue

How to Sell a Haunted House by Grady Hendrix

book cover. Book title over cloudy sky over a dark house.

Horror-Comedy:  When their parents die at the tail end of the coronavirus pandemic, Louise and Mark Joyner are devastated but nothing can prepare them for how bad things are about to get. As disturbing events stack up in the house, Louise and Mark must learn that sometimes the only way to break away from the past, sometimes the only way to sell a haunted house, is to burn it all down. Find it in our catalogue

Such a pretty smile by Kristi DeMeester

book cover. Book title over red silhouette of woman's face.

Feminist Horror:  Something snarly called the Cur is killing girls who dare to be different. Years ago, it threatened memory-repressing Caroline Sawyer, whose visions have been manifested in the frightening sculptures she creates. Now it threatens her 13-year-old daughter, Lila, who has been voicing her private pain. Now, this mother and daughter start tracking the Cur to its source. Find it in our catalogue

Hungry for more? 

Drop by and visit us! Our friendly staff members are always happy to suggest titles. Want more recommendations at the click of a button? Browse through Novelist's New and Popular in Horror and Gothic Fiction booklist. This list is compiled by EBSCO, an online database that includes an excellent book recommendation feature. Enter your age range and preferences, and ta-da, you've got a list of terrific titles, just for you! This online resource is always available through BPL with your library card.