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Dare to Be Scared

September 29, 2016 |



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

Doll Bones by Holly BlackThis 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

On the Day I Died by Candace FlemingMike Kowalski finds himself in a cemetery in the middle of the night where teenage ghosts tell him stories of how they died. Will Mike survive the night?





Guys Read: Terrifying Tales by Jon Scieszka

Guys Read Terrifying Tales by Jon ScieszkaBeware 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 Nest by Kenneth OppelThe 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.