13 Spooky Reads Suggested by Schuler Books

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Looking for something a little creepy, scary, unsettling, or spooky to read? Schuler Books has gathered a list of thirteen recommendations for you!


Fascinating, disturbing, and riveting on so many levels! Parasitic body horror with gothic family drama in a post-post-apocalyptic masterpiece.

We Spread

Thrilling and deeply unsettling, this book tackles what it must be like for someone to lose memories and control of their life as they age from the author of “I’m Thinking of Ending Things.”

The Writing Retreat 

This psychological suspense novel set at an exclusive writer’s retreat, starts off as a young author’s “dream come true” but quickly delves into a living nightmare with a body count.

How to Sell a Haunted House

Hoo boy, what a wild ride. Wasn’t sure I was going to be able to get through it, what with the trifecta of clowns, dolls, and puppets. Visceral and visual like all good horror books are.

Don’t fear the Reaper

Picking up years after where My Heart is a Chainsaw left off with nonstop slasher action, killers that won’t stay dead, tricksy twins, all of the tropes. A rip roaring horror read!

Black Dove

I don’t know if any description can do this book justice. It is a story that is surreal, sad, haunting and more than a little disturbing. It is full of magical realism, grief and longing. Wholly original.

Militia House

Militia House immediately sucks you in, giving you a visceral feel for what deployment must feel like, the toll it takes, and the resulting PTSD. The horror may seem imagined, but is very real.

Daisy Darker

A wink to Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None,” Daisy Darker is full of twists. In a crumbling gothic house on a tiny island, a family with secrets assembles, and the body count begins.

Bride of the Tornado

A prairie horror novel akin to Children of the Corn but in the style of David Lynch. A town on the plains, tortured by tornados, is full of creepy vibes, a tornado wrangler, and his chosen bride.


Gothic horror, surreal fairy tale, humorous yet biting social critique; it’s all here. Mona Awad knows how to throw you off kilter and keep you there, riveted until the very end.

The Book Eaters

For a riveting twist on the vampire myth, check out this dark and fantastical story about a family who literally consumes books for sustenance and the lengths one woman will go to in order to protect her son.

Out there Screaming

This Anthology of all-new stories of Black horror edited by Jordan Peele, explores not only the terrors of the supernatural but the chilling reality of injustice that haunts our nation.

A dreadful splendor

Lastly, an award-winning read that’s perhaps a little cozier, a gothic murder mystery rom-com that combines a twisty whodunit with witty Victorian drama full of seances, ghosts, curses and romance.


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