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8 Semi-Scary Books for Halloween

I don't know about anyone else reading this, but I'm not big on the scary/frightening things. Books, movies, TV shows (sorry to all of those that I started and never finished). And I'm not big on gore and overkill blood either. Which makes it difficult to find scary books that I 1) enjoy and 2) aren't overly terrifying. Which is why I thought I'd put together this list of books for anyone else who wants to sleep at night, or is just looking for a little less scary read. (Although I would still not suggest reading most of them at night.)

1. The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud

This book is about children ghost-hunters in a sort of alternative Victorian England. It's one of the scariest books on this list (for me) but really well written and just the sort of thing I like. It's very much like Ghostbusters in Victorian times and has awesome characters and worldbuilding.

2. Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Coraline is a well know, creepy little kids book. It's abou…

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