Top Ten October Books

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It’s Top Ten Tuesday again!  It’s a weekly bookish list created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is:

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For this week, I’ve decided to share ten books that actually take place during October/Halloween! So many Halloween recommendations feature scary books – which are great – but a lot of them happen throughout the year.  Sometimes, I want to read a book that actually takes place in the month of October, to really get me in the Halloween spirit.  So, here’s ten books that do!

The Fall of Candy Corn


I know I’ve mentioned this book, and its series, several times on the blog, but that’s because it’s so much fun!  I just love how each book takes place during a different season, and that the story is actually based around that season.  Plus, this series is so underrated, so it deserves some extra love!




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The Accident Season



While, I admit, I found this book to be a bit confusing in parts, it really is a great Halloween read!  It is such an eerie and atmospheric book.  Every October, accidents happen, and the accidents continue to grow more dangerous as the month goes on.



Check it out on Goodreads!


In the Shadow of Blackbirds


I love this book!  While its main focus isn’t Halloween, it does take place in October, and Halloween is mentioned.  Plus, it’s all about ghosts!  This is another book that is very atmospheric, and just gives you a spooky, autumnal vibe.  I would definitely recommend this book!


Check out my review here!

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The Halloween Tree


I’m currently reading this book, and completely enjoying it!  Ray Bradbury’s writing is so descriptive and atmospheric.  This book perfectly captures the feeling of Halloween!




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Something Wicked This Way Comes


Another book by Ray Bradbury, Something Wicked This Way Comes is also perfect for Halloween.  This book is so spooky and adventurous! It’s got magic, haunted carnivals, and everything else you love about Halloween.



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All Her Secrets


This book, while it doesn’t talk about Halloween, still gives all the Halloween vibes, and it takes place in October, so you can definitely feel the fallen leaves and crisp, autumn winds.  All Her Secrets is a futuristic, but not too different from our world, thriller.  It has some great twists, and it also gives me Frankenstein vibes – perfect for Halloween!


Check out my review here!

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Hallowe’en Party


Okay, I admit, I have not read this one, but it’s on my TBR!  Plus, it has Halloween right in the title! 😉  Hallowe’en Party is a spooky, mystery about a murder that takes place during a Halloween party.



Check it out on Goodreads!


The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding


The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding is another book I’m reading, and loving!  It is filled with so many details of Halloween, that really puts you in the spirit.  From Halloween decorations all over, to Prosper wearing spooky socks and a pumpkin shirt, this book really offers all the classic Halloween vibes!



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Halloween Party



Don’t let the cheesy 80’s/90’s cover fool you, this is actually a really good and festive Halloween book!  Halloween Party is a really fun and quick book that reads like a horror movie.  It’s a little gross at parts, so if blood freaks you out, you might want to skip this one, but if that stuff doesn’t bother you, this book is perfect for Halloween!



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Dead of Night

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This book is wild, y’all!  It is unlike any Nancy Drew or Hardy Boy book I have ever read.  Crazy stuff happens, but it’s absolutely perfect for Halloween!  It takes place on Halloween night and is filled with lots of spookiness and adventure.

Also, that cover is so cheesy, I just can’t help but laugh when I see it.



Check it out on Goodreads!


There’s my Top Ten Tuesday!  Tell me about yours in the comments. 

Happy Halloween!! 👻🎃

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12 Comments on “Top Ten October Books

  1. Great list! I love that you included R.L. Stine on it–what a nostalgia inducing, spooky author. I really need to get around to The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding (as Alexandra is one of my favourite authors) ahh!

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    • Thank you!! R. L. Stine always puts me in the Halloween mood. 😉 The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding really is so much fun! I love Alexandra Bracken too. She’s such an awesome author! ☺️


  2. I think that Secret the 4th book in Elemental series by Brigid Kemmerer and maybe the 3rd one (Spirit) as well take place in October. Now I am reading Stalking Jack The Riper by Kerri Maniscalco and part of the events in this book are happening in October. Otherwise, I don’t really remember reading books that take place in October or at least not around Halloween. So thanks for sharing this list with us 🙂

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  3. I really need to read some Ray Bradbury I’vew heard so many great things about his books 🙂 Love this list, I think I may have read the R.L. Stein one in the past but I can hardly remember all his books are a blur now !

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    • I really enjoy Ray Bradbury’s books! They all have a very distinctive writing style, and they’re very atmospheric. Yeah, a lot of R L Stine’s books mix in my head, but for some reason this one has always stood out to me!

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