Reading with a Side of…

Happy almost Halloween everyone! It is the perfect time of the year to curl up with a creepy book and spooky snack. I have compiled a shortlist of recipes and books for your consideration.


Monster Cluster from The Spruce Eats

Black Cat Cookies

Ghost Pizza Bagels

“Halloween Cupcakes” by tawest64 is licensed under CC BY 2.0


Rules for Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall

Sara knows that her sister, Becca, didn’t just leave town a year ago. Sara is sure that something more sinister happened to Becca, who was obsessed with the local legend of Lucy Gallows. Becca wanted to solve the mystery around Lucy, a girl who got lost on a ghostly road many years ago and never seen again, and Sara believes Becca found a way to retrieve Lucy and then got stuck in the unknown. Sara will get a group of her classmates to go with her down the same path her sister took even though she knows some of them may not make it back.

Companion by Katie Alender

Margot is the only survivor of a car accident that killed her family. She is left alone without any relatives and finds herself in an orphanage. Margot is saved from life in the institution by a wealthy family. The strangers claim to have ties to her father and want to take her in. Margot travels to their remote country estate, where she quickly finds a home filled with secrets many, that revolve around the family’s teen daughter, who has been made catatonic by a mysterious illness. Can Margot learn the truth of the family’s secrets in time to save herself?

Wilder Girls by Rory Power

The Raxter School for Girls is under quarantine. Eighteen months ago, the tox struck the school, and the girls became infected with a disorder that caused mutations and death. However, the disease may not be the most dangerous thing at their school. Now, Hetty and her friends must find a way to uncover the conspiracies at the school to try to save themselves.

What’s your favorite Halloween book? Add your pick to the comment sections!

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