Halloween book display in Cluny Library.

Halloween Reading List

As we prepare for the Halloween break and celebrations, why not pick up one of these spooky reads for over midterm? Have a look at our recommended reading list below! We have copies of each of the text listed below available in the library for you.

Blurbs for each of the below were taken from: Goodreads.

If you are not sure what to read next, let Ms. Curtin know, she can suggest some books or series you might enjoy based on what you’ve previously read.

A Monster Calls

Author: Patrick Ness

Conor has the same dream every night, ever since his mother first fell ill, ever since she started the treatments that don’t quite seem to be working. But tonight is different. Tonight, when he wakes, there’s a visitor at his window. It’s ancient, elemental, a force of nature. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor. It wants the truth.

The Knights of the Borrowed Dark

Author: Dave Rudden (Irish Author)

Blurb: Denizen Hardwick is an orphan, and his life is, well, normal. Sure, in storybooks orphans are rescued from drudgery when they discover they are a wizard or a warrior or a prophesied king. But this is real life—orphans are just kids without parents. At least that’s what Denizen thought… On a particularly dark night, the gates of Crosscaper Orphanage open to a car that almost growls with power. Denizen soon learns that monsters can grow out of the shadows.

The Graveyard Book

Author: Neil Gaiman

Blurb: Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a perfectly normal boy. Well, he would be perfectly normal if he didn’t live in a graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor the world of the dead.

Lord of the Flies

Author: William Golding (classic)

Blurb: At the dawn of the next world war, a plane crashes on an uncharted island, stranding a group of schoolboys. At first, with no adult supervision, their freedom is something to celebrate; this far from civilization the boys can do anything they want. Anything. They attempt to forge their own society, failing, however, in the face of terror, sin and evil. And as order collapses, as strange howls echo in the night, as terror begins its reign, the hope of adventure seems as far from reality as the hope of being rescued.

Age group: 3rd year and older.


Author: Mary Shelley (classic)

Blurb: Victor Frankenstein, a Swiss scientist, has a great ambition: to create intelligent life. But when his creature first stirs, he realizes he has made a monster.

Age group: 6th year and older.


Author: Bram Stoker (Irish Author, classic)

Blurb: Jonathan Harker leaves England to visit a client in his Transylvanian castle. There he learns of Dracula’s dreadful secret and is imprisoned while the count heads for England, where he intends to prey on the vulnerable and the good – including Harker’s spirited fiancée, Mina Murray.

Age group: 6th year and older.

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