If you're anything like the LoveReading team as soon as September arrives a sinister transformation occurs. Shadows begin to creep in and where once we saw beach fronts, fruity cocktails and sunshine, something dark lingers...

We are, of course, talking about our to-be-read piles. As Autumn appears, reading preferences can shift, and ours have us on the hunt until gripping thrillers and exhilirating horrors appear in our eagerly awaiting cla-hands!

Halloween is when all the ghosts and ghouls come out to play. It's the perfect time of year to finally get round to reading classics like Dracula and Frankenstein. The longer nights entice you to give in to your dark side and fill your mind with tales of hauntings, witches and goblins as well as horrors discovered outside of the supernatural. You may also find this time of year is the perfect time to explore more of the occult, brush up on your potions and hone your craft.

Whatever your poison, these books will help to keep you up until the witching hour and beyond.

If you have a younger reader brave enough to read spooky, funny and scary reads for Halloween then click here to browse our feature on LoveReading4Kids.