Great Halloween BOOks: Ghostly Hauntings

Are you looking for some spooky books to read this October? Then check out my new miniseries where I will recommend Great Halloween BOOks to get you into the spirit of All Hallow’s Eve.

Everyone fears death, but what they should fear is the dead who do not rest peacefully in their graves. Hijacks and hauntings occur in the ghosts stories I will recommend today. From the ghouls lurking in graveyards to the spirits haunting schoolrooms to the deceased returning for Dia de los Muertos, these ghostly reads will have you both laughing and jumping at every sound you hear at night.

Great Halloween BOOks-ghostly hauntings

The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud

50 years ago, the problem began, releasing thousands of ghosts upon the world, unseen by all but children and teenagers. Now the youth run Psychic Investigation Agencies that dispose of ghosts, and Lucy has just joined Lockwood & Co. But after they botch a case, Lockwood and his friends must redeem themselves by spending a night in one of the most haunted houses in England, one where no one has returned from alive.

School Spirits by Rachel Hawkins

For Izzy, slaying monsters is just part of the family business, but when her older sister goes missing, Izzy’s mom decides they need to make a fresh start. However, the high school at their new town boasts a series of mysterious hauntings, so Izzy goes undercover as a high school student. But after a lifetime of hunting monsters, Izzy realizes that being a normal girl is strange . . . and refreshing. And Izzy soon finds that her new friends may be able to help her stop the hauntings for good.

The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

Rory barely arrives in London for boarding school when she hears about the attacks: someone has been imitating the murders Jack the Ripper committed over a hundred years ago. The police have no leads, except for one. The only problem is that only Rory can see the prime suspect. Soon she realizes that the man she saw is no longer living, and that he may be the ghost of Jack the Ripper.

Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier

Catrina’s little sister, Maya, has cystic fibrosis, so her family moves to the Northern Californian coast to take advantage of the better climate. But their new home in Bahía de la Luna is not like others, for many ghosts linger here. The locals seem to accept ghosts as the norm, but Catrina wants to stay as far away from them as possible. But as Dia de los Muertos nears and as more and more ghosts appear, Catrina realizes that she does not need to fear the dead.

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Bod has been raised by the ghosts of the graveyard ever since he wandered in as a toddler after his parents were murdered. As Bod grows and is nurtured by his ghost family, he explores the depths of the world beyond and is educated by the strange guardian of the graveyard. Meanwhile, the man who killed his parents searches for Bod, ready to finish the job he started.

Do you know any more great books with ghosts? If so, then share them in the comments below. Also keep an eye out for my post tomorrow where I will recommend some great books with witches.

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