Halloween is coming! This means it’s time to create that vibe we all love and want. And what better way to do that than with some great Halloween books that will give you that specific holiday mood?!
In this post, there’s a book for everyone. From scary, nail-biting novels, to sweet romances to cozy mysteries.
So get your cozy blanket, and your pumpkin spice latte, and dive in. Keep reading till the end so you don’t miss out on anything!
10 Holloween Books To Cozy Up With
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Cottage on Gooseberry Bay: Halloween Moon by Kathi Daley
After the death of her adoptive father, Ainsley Holloway, an investigative journalist from Georgia, comes to Gooseberry Bay, Washington, to find answers about her past and the family she once belonged to.
Settled in a cottage on the sea with her two adorable dogs, she soon discovers that the answers she’s looking for are harder to find than she expected. Not only that, but shortly after her arrival in town, she finds herself tangled in yet another mystery. A young woman who Ainsley talks to her first night there is found dead.
While the police label it as suicide, based on a note the victim allegedly wrote, Ainsley finds that hard to believe, so she starts her own investigation. The question: why is the sheriff trying to convince everyone it was a suicide? And what really happened to Ainsley?
Cozy up with this holiday, small-town novel, and find the answers to the two mysteries. This is the first book in the new series Cottage on Gooseberry Bay by USA Today Best Selling Author Kathi Daley.
Gods of The Nowhere: A Novel of Halloween by James Tipper
Weird things are happening to high school senior Sam McGrath. Things that would spook any rational human being. But he’s determined to find the reasons for this.
The ancient Celts believed that on the day of Halloween, the dead could come to the land of the living. Well, Sam is convinced humans can go to the land of the dead as well. So, in order to put an end to the inexplicable mysteries following him, he, together with his best friend, a girl named Lucia, embarks on a creepy journey to a place called The Nowhere.
Here, Sam has to fight an unfinished battle with an ancient evil to prevent it from entering into his world.
Adventurous, horror, with modern characters, and based on Irish myths, Gods of Nowhere is considered by many readers to be the ultimate Holloween read. Follow Sam’s journey to discover the horrifying creatures he encounters and to learn about his identity and ancestors.
Mrs. Claus and the Halloween Homicide (A Mrs. Claus Mystery Book 2) by Liz Ireland
In this cozy mystery novel, April Claus is married to the real Santa Claus. In a true holiday manner, she starts her new life by moving to the North Pole, to a town called Christmastown, and living with elves.
But for the first time ever in Christmastown, Santaland, the elves want to celebrate another holiday- Halloween. Unfortunately, though, not everyone is happy with the decision. When one of the elves is found dead, April is on a hunt to catch a killer.
Mrs. Claus and the Halloween Homicide is the second book in the Mrs. Claus Mystery series. Each novel focuses on a different mystery, so it can be read as a standalone.
Halloween Hijinks (Zoe Donovan Mystery Book 1) by Kathi Daley
In Halloween Hijinks, animal control officer Zoe Donovan is on a mission to solve a crime, after she finds a dead body in a haunted house two days before Halloween.
Besides the intriguing mystery of who the killer is, you get to spend time with Zoe’s cute rescued animals, and her good friends. Add to this a little humor and a touch of romance, and you’ve got the perfect Halloween book.
Halloween Hijinks is the first book in the Zoe Donovan Mystery series by Kathi Daley.
Halloween Boo (Holiday Hunks Book 1) by Sarah Spade
Dani Williams moved into her new apartment a year ago. Everything has been going just fine if we don’t think of all the spooky things happening to her since then. So she has to live in a haunted apartment- what’s the big deal?
She learns to ignore the craziness around her until a certain sexy someone shows up the night before Halloween.
Turns out his name is Zack and he’s been haunting her ever since she moved.
How can a love between a human and a ghost who’s only alive on Halloween work? Read Dani’s and Zack’s insta-love story and enjoy the holiday vibe.
Halloween Magic & Mayhem by Stella Wilkinson
Emily Rand is about to turn 16 years old on October 31, the day of Halloween. But Emily isn’t the ordinary sixteen-year-old. Just like her mom and aunt, she is about to become a witch with real powers.
So instead of going to the Halloween party and meet with the boy she likes, as any typical teenager does, she wakes up on her birthday with newly gained powers.
Helping ghosts cross over isn’t what she had in mind for Halloween. Even more so, the situation gets really disastrous after Emily’s spells have unwanted and dangerous results. Can Emily and her aunt fix the damage she has done? And will she make it in time for the Halloween party to be with her crush?
Halloween Magic & Mayhem is the first book in the contemporary young-adult paranormal comedy romance series Magical Misadventures of Emily Rand.
All I Want for Halloween by Marie Harte
Sadie Liberato is a normal young woman who spends her time helping her family with the catering business. Her life takes a more fun turn though when she attends a costume party one month before Halloween.
She didn’t expect to meet someone like Gear Blackstone, a tall, sexy reality TV star who loves building custom bikes. Their physical attraction is obvious, their banter is entertaining, and their personalities, a match made in Hell.
They start out as “fun buddies”, but can they become more? Get into the holiday spirit with this contemporary Halloween romance!
The Ghost of Halloween Past (Haunting Danielle Book 5) by Bobbi Holmes
Danielle and her best friend Lily are used to living with ghosts. After all, they did befriend Walt, the ghost who lives in Dani’s Marlowe House Bed & Breakfast. And Walt has been looking out for them ever since.
But with Halloween approaching, there’s a new house in Frederickport, Oregon that’s being haunted- the Presley House. This time though, the answers aren’t as light and clear as Dani and Lily hope. For instance, why is this ghost showing up just once a year every Halloween?
This cozy ghost mystery is the fifth book in the Haunting Danielle series by Bobbi Holmes, and it features a different plot than the others. Get to know Dani and her beautiful golden retriever Sadie, as well as other lovable characters.
A Horribly Haunted Halloween by Heather Graham
In A Horribly Haunted Halloween, a gruesome discovery occurs near Halloween. A human body dressed in a strange costume that’s meant to be part of the Halloween decorations is just the beginning of an evil man’s plan.
Jackson Crow and Special Agent Angela Hawkins, who happens to be his wife and partner, must now team up with law enforcement to catch a killer who is hell-bent on getting revenge.
Jackson and Angela, however, aren’t your typical FBI agents. They are part of a group of investigators- the Krewe- who have the paranormal ability to speak with the dead. And this certainly comes in handy when trying to solve crimes. But can they catch this mysterious killer before he turns Halloween into a real nightmare?
A Horribly Haunted Halloween is a paranormal mystery novel that’s part of a series called Krewe of Hunters. Each book, however, follows a different line of action.
Halloween Fiend by C.V. Hunt
The town of Strang doesn’t know peace. Ever since they can remember, a horrific monster they call Halloween haunts the small community every day after the sun sets. It walks the streets of Strang killing everything and everyone in its path. The only way to stay alive? Stay inside and leave a living treat on your doorstep.
However, among the terrified citizens who don’t have the courage to fight the monster, Barry Johnson stands out. Somehow, he finds the power and motivation to rid the small town of its demon once and for all. Especially since Halloween night is coming, and that’s when the monster demands a human sacrifice.
Can Barry fight the Halloween monster? This horror Halloween novella is a great addition to the holiday spirit this month.