Let me start by saying that I love Halloween. Because ever since I was a little girl, even though I was way more faint of heart than I am now, I've loved scary stories and the horror genre. So October is always a big month for me. Watching scary movies, reading scary books, coming up with a costume for the 31st, and our family has a small party when the day finally arrives. Halloween is a big deal to me. I want to share that.
Personally, I like to read only books that could be considered part of the horror genre during the month of October. I know that more and more readers are trying to treat themselves to spooky reads during the course of the month, but sometimes it can be hard to judge. I've seen people blindly pick up novels that are way too intense for them and scare themselves to badly it isn't fun anymore. I've seen people who actually wanted something intense and chose Victorian Era ghost stories that put them to sleep.
Then it occurred to me. I consider myself at least decently versed in horror, since I happen to love it so much. Why not create a guide? Below the cut are various categories, basically a spliced-up list that caters, hopefully, to everyone. If you're struggling to find a Halloween read that sounds good, maybe I can help.