If you are like me you love to read scary books. They are my favorite to read and the scarier the better. By far one of the scariest books I have ever read—as an adult—was Coraline by Neil Gaiman. I’m not even kidding you. I jumped at every sound for days and was convinced something was going to crawl out from under my bed and get me while I slept. If you’ve never read the book, you should. Here are some other books you might want to sleep with the lights on after reading:
Doll Bones by Holly Black
This ghost story takes place right here in Ohio! What would you do if you found out your doll was made of the ashes from a dead girl? Three friends set out on an adventure to lay this ghost to rest, once and for all.
On the Day I Died by Candace Fleming
Guys Read: Terrifying Tales by Jon Scieszka
Beware of imaginary friends, hungry younger brothers, and tainted licorice. Ten different authors, such as Michael Buckley, Dav Pilkey, and R.L. Stine, bring you bone-chilling tales in this collection of short stories perfect for sharing around a campfire.
The Nest by Kenneth Oppel
The poor health of Stephen’s newborn brother shrouds his family in despair. However, it is a fine line between dreams and reality and the visitors that come in the night with the solution to his problem may not be all they seem. Should he accept the winged creature’s offer, and if he does, what will be the cost?
Love Halloween and love to read? Author Neil Gaiman had the idea to share the love of both by giving scary books as gifts for Halloween. Visit his website All Hallows Read for spine tingling tales to share with Preschoolers thru Teens.