This time of year curling up in a mega blanket cocoon, a cup of hot tea or coffee, and a great book is a must. There is something in the magic of being warmly snuggled up while falling down a rabbit hole of literature that makes the fall/winter season spectacular. While spring and summer are the seasons for being outside and active fall and winter is the introvert's celebration for staying locked inside. Regardless, Books are pretty dope.

Some great books to jump between the pages of this season are listed below along with my ratings and mini reviews of each book.

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Hell House by Richard Matheson

  • One of the best haunted house stories I have read. This is genuinely a classic. Fun Fact: It was published 6 years before Stephen King's The Shinning. Hell House is one of those books that you can read again and again and still find those moments where you are just as terrified as the characters.
  • 4 out of 5 Creeps

Maplecroft by Cherie Priest

    • This book is fantastic. If you love the story about Lizzie Borden then you will love this. It is a two book series but come on it is totally worth it. For some reason I loved this unsolved mystery and these two books help create that thought of what happened next.
    • 4 out of 5 Creeps

Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman

  • Practical Magic isn't a horror novel like the rest of the books here, but it is about witches so Halloween. I originally read this book because of my love for the movie. IT IS NOT THE SAME AS THE MOVIE. Although it is a fantastic read.
  • 3 out of 5 Creeps

House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski

  • This book will crawl under your skin and creates an itch that you can't quite scratch. It stays with you. It makes you think.
  • 3 out of 5 Creeps

Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill

  • I read this book through audible, so technically I listened to it. Maybe it was the voice actor but I didn't get into the book. It had its moments where I was genuinely interested in the story development, but the situations that was supposed to entice that intense sense of dread usually felt short, but again I blame the voice actor.
  • 2 out of 5 Creeps

Although my opinions on these books may not be the same as yours still take the time to enjoy this fall season snuggled up with a good book.

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