Dark Hallowe'en Book Recommendations & an All Hallow's Read Giveaway

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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!

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.


A winner will be chosen at random on October 14th (so your book has a good chance of making it to you by Hallowe'en)— you'll hear from me by email if you're chosen, so keep an eye out!

 

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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!