Around Halloween, I love crawling into bed with a good bone-chilling ghost story. So here are 6 ghost books for adults to read on Halloween.

I remember reading my first ghost book as a young child and how it gave me nightmare weeks after. It was called Carrie war and it was about children being evacuated during WWII, and how they eventually find a screaming skull that was cursed.

It was one of those books you were forced to read at school, so one night as part of my homework I had to read a chapter. Got to the part of the screaming skull – when I myself heard an almighty big scream coming from the home. Well, you can imagine how much that frightens me. The scream came from our budgie at the time who got his foot stuck. I laugh about it now, but trust me 6-7 years old me at the time wasn’t laughing.

What I’m saying, good ghost books can leave you with lasting memories. Another example is the Susan Hill, The Woman in Black. Famous ghost books for adults and I read this originally in school – but I also bought the book so I can continue to read when at home. That how good it is.

If you like a bone-chilling, spine-tingling nightmare ghost story book. Then you have got to read The Woman in Black. Superbly written. You feel like the character while reading. This book is no Dickin tale, There no rattling of chain – just a very creepy old house.

The book got turned into theatre play (much better than that Daniel Radcliffe adaption a few years – rubbish!) and this was where the book was really brought to life. Superb theatre show – even if it did scare me. Oh if you do see the theatre show – watch out for the scream.

So what can I say, I do bloody love a good ghost story. I have selected 6 ghost books for adults.  Settle down with some red wine, find a quiet spot in the house and curl and get engrossed with a good ghost story this Halloween.

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13 Comments
  • Rose
    October 24, 2017

    Excited to check out these recommendations! Ghost stories are my favorite. Have you read any of Stephen King’s short stories? They are fantastic. My favorite recently is Just After Sunset — a great collection.

  • Bronke
    October 24, 2017

    Oh I love a good nightmare book! Never heard of these before, I will have to take a look at them!

  • Eric Thomas
    October 25, 2017

    Oh I love a good nightmare books when start reading them newly I peered in my pants lol and that’s rediculus my first was Evil dead that book really freaks me out the first time

  • Tami @ The Inspiration Lady
    October 25, 2017

    Love creepy books so I’ll definitely have to check these out! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  • Lisa
    October 25, 2017

    I’m excited to check these out! I love to be scared!

  • Stephanie
    October 25, 2017

    Great selection!!!!

  • AmberLynn
    October 25, 2017

    I love reading books that keep me on edge, has me scared and paranoid, and that holds my attention beyond the first couple of chapters. These seem like some pretty interesting reads.

  • Nadalie Bardowell
    October 26, 2017

    I heard breath was a good read. You can never go wrong with the collect of ghost stories, make sure you read them in candle light for more of a thrill.

  • Jamie
    October 26, 2017

    Oh those sound so scary!!! Love a good fright around Halloween. Thanks for the suggestions!

  • Sugandha
    October 26, 2017

    As much as I love reading I could never read a ghost book. I would get so freaked out . But for those who do read I’m sure it’s a great compilation .

  • Stephanie Sherlock
    October 26, 2017

    Yikes. I’m reading Halloween jokes for kids, for reals…lol BUT great list of recommendations, just reading the titles has me spooked.

  • Sarah
    October 26, 2017

    I will definitely take a shot at a couple of these. I’m not into the really grizzly tales, but I do love a good haunted house tale.

  • Claire
    October 30, 2017

    Loving these suggestions – shared link on my reg Pain Pals feature Monday Magic – this week Inspiring posts for Halloween! Claire

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