12 actually scary books to read before Halloween


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While we love watching a rom-com or sitting down with the funny pages, there is nothing like getting hooked on a great book. And with Halloween only a few weeks away, we are looking to get our hands on all of the truly frightening books that we can.

From Stephen King classics to the book versions (and, let's be real, the scarier versions) of your favorite horror movies, we have rounded up 12 actually scary books that will definitely get you into the Halloween mood. Shop all of our top picks below and you might find yourself sleeping with the lights on.

"The Exorcist" by William Peter Blatty, $15.29

"House of Leaves" by Mark Z. Danielewski, $14.19

"The Ruins" by Scott Smith, $16.95

"Hell House" by Richard Matheson, $15.44

"Carrie" by Stephen King, $11.99

"Bird Box: A Novel" by Josh Malerman, $13.50

"The Shining" by Stephen King, $7.75

"Rosemary's Baby: A Novel" by Ira Levin, $10.84

"Something Wicked This Way Comes: A Novel" by Ray Bradbury, $12.85

"Final Girls: A Novel" by Riley Sager, $12.24

"We Need to Talk About Kevin" by Lionel Shriver, $12.14

"The Terrifying Tales" By Edgar Allan Poe, $11.58