Blogtober Day 1: My Favourite Halloween Books

Happy October!

Welcome to day 1 of Blogtober!

It is also National Book Month so in the spirit of celebrating not only Blogtober but also National Book Month, we are kicking off Blogtober with a little list of my favourite Halloween/spooky books. I thought it would be nice to share with you some of my favourite books to read during the spooky season! 

Not only is it day 1 of Blogtober but it is also International Coffee day so why not grab a cup of your favourite coffee and maybe pick up one of these books.

I am aware that if you have been around for a little while, these will not surprise you in the slightest but I had to share them with you, with a few new additions to the list. 


Dracula is an all-time favourite and it is one of the best books for around Halloween! Dracula just adds to my obsession with Vampires but I am so excited now that I know that parts of this book were inspired by a book I mentioned later. However, Dracula is a classic!


Again it is no surprise but it is one that deserves all the credit! This is a family favourite that had to be mentioned but again I am so excited now that I know that parts of this book were inspired by a book I mentioned later. Frankenstein is a great story of how a little kindness can have the biggest impact (let’s be real in today’s society I think we could all use a little reminder)!

The Castle Of Otranto:

Horace Walpole is responsible for writing this masterpiece of a first-ever gothic novel. He wrote this novel after a dream he had after he spent the evening reading in the library of StrawberryHill House. The story behind the inspiration for this story is almost as good as the story itself. I have a little bit of an obsession for Strawberry Hill House and the descriptions given by Horace Walpole just does the Castle of Otranto so much justice but all I think of is the simplistic beauty of Strawberry Hill House and the reasonings behind some of his design choices.

The Witches:

As a kid, I used to love reading Roald Dahl books and one of my favourites was The Witches. It was only right to include it in my list of favourite books. Did you ever find yourself being reminded of the list of things that would tell you that someone was a witch…just me who checked for gloves… probably.

Practical Magic:

Now it was not until a couple of years ago that I actually watched the film and even less time before I read the book. But we all know that I just had to include this one on my list. Not only is it one of my favourite stories it has some of my all-time favourite quotes and is just such a feel-good book to read. It also reminds me amongst many other things of two of my favourite people in the entire world. In fact, if you know me well you will know that both Halloween and Christmas fill me with so much joy because it reminds me of some of the best people in my life.

There’s a witch in my book:

There is a slight little theme with the following couple of books… yes it is my obsession with the Fletcher family but also I think as children’s books go this one is pretty amazing.

The Double Trouble Society:

By this point, everyone knows that I utterly adore Carrie Hope Fletcher, which is why when she announced the release of this book, I lost my mind. It therefore immediately joined my list of things to include in my Halloween/Witchy book list.

The Magpie Society:

Although I am yet to read the second in the series, I adored the first one so much that it just has to be included. Also with it being a little spooky/crime-related, I think as a book it fits this theme really well. But also alongside this Magpies are also associated with many superstitions. Therefore all around a great book for this season.

What are your favourite books to read this season?

Love Always,

Gee xoxo

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