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Dark Hallowe'en Book Recommendations

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Dark Hallowe'en Book Recommendations

A few years ago now, Neil Gaiman came up with this genius idea for lovers of both Hallowe'en, and books.

It's called All Hallow's Read. The premise is simple: give a scary book to a friend or family member this Hallowe'en (although if you want to see Neil describe it himself, I do really recommend watching this video). The level of scary is entirely up to you; personally, I prefer the unsettling, eerie, magical, and mysterious over the outright scary (actually, I'll be reading Stephen King's The Stand throughout probably most of October— the thing is huge).

So, as a gift from me to you, I'm hosting an All Hallow's Read giveaway! All you have to do is enter your email for a chance to win the book of your choice from the list of recommendations below and a copy of the Fall 2016 edition of The Mindful Mag.

Don't see your Halloween book of choice listed here? Let me know what it is in the comments below!



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Recommended Hallowe'en Reads (of various levels of scary-ness)

The Stand  , Stephen King

The Stand, Stephen King

The Secret History  , Donna Tartt

The Secret History, Donna Tartt

The Night Circus ,  Erin Morgenstern

The Night CircusErin Morgenstern

Bitten ,  Kelley Armstrong

BittenKelley Armstrong

Shadow Show ,  ed. Sam Weller & Mort Castle

Shadow Showed. Sam Weller & Mort Castle

Dracula  , Bram Stoker

Dracula, Bram Stoker

Let the Right One In  , John Ajvide Lindqvist

Let the Right One In, John Ajvide Lindqvist

The Magicians ,  Lev Grossman

The MagiciansLev Grossman

The Gargoyle ,  Andrew Davidson

The GargoyleAndrew Davidson

Bellman & Black  , Diane Setterfield

Bellman & Black, Diane Setterfield

The Thirteenth Tale  , Diane Setterfield

The Thirteenth Tale, Diane Setterfield

Uprooted ,  Naomi Novik

UprootedNaomi Novik

Howl's Moving Castle  , Dianna Wynne Jones

Howl's Moving Castle, Dianna Wynne Jones

The Historian  , Elizabeth Kostova

The Historian, Elizabeth Kostova

The Graveyard Book  , Neil Gaiman

The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman

Unnatural Creatures ,  Neil Gaiman

Unnatural CreaturesNeil Gaiman

House of Leaves ,  Mark Z. Danielewski

House of LeavesMark Z. Danielewski

Something Red  , Douglas Nicholas

Something Red, Douglas Nicholas

Practical Magic  , Alice Hoffman

Practical Magic, Alice Hoffman

Birdbox ,  Josh Malerman

BirdboxJosh Malerman

The Road  , Cormac McCarthy

The Road, Cormac McCarthy

Frankenstein ,  Mary Shelley

FrankensteinMary Shelley

Her Fearful Symmetry ,  Audrey Niffenegger

Her Fearful SymmetryAudrey Niffenegger

the giveaway is now closed.

Click through to enter the All Hallow's Read scary/dark/haunting/mysterious Halloween book giveaway! Winner will be chosen October 14th, so don't miss your chance!