Not Too Scary Books for Halloween


Happy Halloween, friends! I am the biggest scaredy cat in the world. In 2nd grade, I got so queasy when the teacher said blood that for our spelling test it was called “the b word” before the other kids spelled out B-L-O-O-D. I had to leave the theater during Parent Trap for the ear piercing scene. The only horror movie I’ve ever seen is Pet Cemetery – and I still think about it and get freaked out fifteen years later. Here are ten books featuring suspense, magical realism, witches, vampires, ghosts, or just some great spooky vibes. None of these were too scary for me (including There’s Someone Inside Your House – the only horror novel on the list) and I hope they won’t be for you!

Thanks to The Broke and the Bookish for hosting this weekly book meme!

14 thoughts on “Not Too Scary Books for Halloween

  1. I need to read There’s Someone Inside Your House. It’s been on my radar for a while now! 🙂 I also want to read The Virgin Suicides!

  2. I remember reading HP & the Chamber of Secrets and getting SO SCARED. Stupid spiders. I’ve always hated those with a passion; reading that book when you’re a kid is.. *cringes*
    I still shiver whenever I watch that movie as well.

    Guess it’s safe to say I’m a scaredy cat as well. :’)

  3. YES TO ALL OF THESE. I completely agree with all of your choices, especially We Were Liars and Harry Potter (Chamber of Secrets, Half-Blood Prince and Deathly Hallows especially). Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous choices! ❤

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