Ominous October – Terrifying Reads for All Ages

Posted October 30, 2019 by Bonnie in Ominous October / 3 Comments

Personally, I’m always looking for a new list of books telling me what I simply must read next, especially this time of year. Horror can be kind of an obscure genre that tends to be hidden in mystery sections or paranormal and it can sometimes be hard to find true, terrifying, horror stories. Most often when you do manage to find a list it’s full of well-known titles (and especially anything and everything King, which I love, but I’m already well aware of everything he writes.) So in an attempt to write a list that I myself would love, here are some horror novels for all ages, and hopefully there’s a title or two you might not have heard about before.


Kind Nepenthe by Matthew V. Brockmeyer
Darkhouse (Experiment in Terror #1) by Karina Halle
Dead Souls by J. Lincoln Fenn
Mayhem (Dr. Thomas Bond #1) by Sarah Pinborough
We Are Where the Nightmares Go and Other Stories by C. Robert Cargill

Young Adult

Dreadful Sorry (Time Travel Mystery #1) by Kathryn Reiss
Long Lankin (Long Lankin #1) by Lindsey Barraclough
The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood & Co. #1) by Jonathan Stroud
The Waking Dark by Robin Wasserman
MARY: The Summoning (Bloody Mary #1) by Hillary Monahan

Middle Grade

Small Spaces (Small Spaces #1) by Katherine Ardenz
The House with a Clock in Its Walls (Lewis Barnavelt #1) by John Bellairs
The Nest by Kenneth Oppel
The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy by Nikki Loftin
A Curious Tale of the In-Between by Lauren DeStefano



3 responses to “Ominous October – Terrifying Reads for All Ages

  1. Some awesome looking books here and quite a few that are already hiding on my Kindle. I have read We Are Where the Nightmares Go and it contains one of my favorite short stories ever – the one featuring the dinosaurs!

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