Spooky Books Reading List
Listen to some great Halloween reads from thrillers to horror that will have you hearing things going bump in the night!
In 1974, twelve-year-old Gwendy Peterson is climbing the so-called suicide stairs that lead to Castle Rock when a strange man calls to her. He offers her a button-covered wooden box, saying it can solve all her problems, but she must keep it safe. Some violence and some strong language. Bestseller. 2017.
Book Length: 2 hours 22 minutes
Digital Book Number: DB088221
Cabot Cove, Maine. After warning that the ghost of the town's legendary murderess will soon rise to wreak havoc, paranormal investigator Lucas Tremaine crashes a Halloween party, where one of the guests is murdered. Mystery writer--and costumed attendee--Jessica Fletcher must determine who was the killer. 2000.
Book Length: 6 hours 54 minutes
Digital Book Number: DB070914
When no one believes her, she storms off home. But within hours her body is found, still in the house, drowned in an apple-bobbing tub. Hercule Poirot is now looking for either a murderer or a double-murderer. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1969.
Book Length: 6 hours 30 minutes
Digital Book Number: DB097649
In 1978, Laurie Strode survived an encounter with Michael Myers, a masked figure who killed her friends and terrorized a town on Halloween night. Forty years later, Myers is back after escaping a routine transfer and leaves behind a trail of bodies while searching for Laurie. Based on the 2018 film. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.
Book Length: 9 hours 4 minutes
Digital Book Number: DB104085
As Halloween approaches, everyone at Howard Academy is looking forward to Harriet Bloom's famous marshmallow puffs. But when Harriet's elderly neighbor is found dead with one of her delicious delights in his hand, people wonder if Harriet modified her top-secret recipe with poison. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
Book Length: 4 hours 35 minutes
Digital Book Number: DB103664
Reverend Jack Brooks, single parent to a fourteen-year-old daughter, has been sent to minister to the parish of Chapel Croft. The welcome package of an exorcism kit with an ominous note throws them. They must uncover answers to secrets that are tens and hundreds of years old. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
Book Length: 10 hours 3 minutes
Digital Book Number: DB102286
An autobiography of the childhood and adolescence of a black girl in rural Arkansas, St. Louis, and San Francisco. She is a strong and sensitive young woman who endures and overcomes many horrors in her life.
Book Length: 9 hours, 5 minutes
Digital Book Number: DB024959
A girl of fifteen kept this journal while living in hiding with other Jews in Amsterdam during the most oppressive years of World War II. Tender, tragic, and sometimes funny, it is a record of adolescence by an unusually articulate writer.
Book Length: 8 hours, 2 minutes
Digital Book Number: DB025864
When sixteen-year-old Starr Carter witnesses the fatal shooting by a police officer of her childhood best friend, Khalil, she is afraid to speak out. But remaining quiet and safe is difficult with rising tensions between the police and the community. Violence and strong language. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2017.
Book Length: 11 hours, 43 minutes
Digital Book Number: DB101117
A satire of a technocratic future society in which people are rigidly classified and kept happy by a drug distributed by the government. A satire of a technocratic future society in which people are rigidly classified and kept happy by a drug distributed by the government.
Book Length: 7 hours, 5 minutes
Digital Book Number: DB013455
1991. High school freshman Charlie shares his observations in letters to someone he doesn't know. After befriending Patrick, who is gay, and Patrick's stepsister Sam, Charlie becomes more involved in the world around him. Young adult appeal. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 1999.
Book Length: 6 hours, 22 minutes
Digital Book Number: DB075897