5 Kindle books with haunting themes to get you in the Halloween spirit

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Halloween is just around the corner. And while trick-or-treating and costume parties are on pause this year, you can still get lost in a good horror-themed book to celebrate the occasion.

Instead of buying print copies of your favorite Halloween books, you may consider downloading some of your favorites titles (for cheap) onto one compact device. And this process is super easy with the Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited subscription service

Before getting into five haunting titles by the likes of Stephen King, Shirley Jackson and more, let’s discuss why Kindle Unlimited is the perfect way to get in a good read.

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With Kindle Unlimited, users gain access to millions of titles that are drastically cheaper than print editions. One of the most common ways to use this service is via an Amazon Kindle device, like the one pictured above. But you can also use Kindle Unlimited on another e-reader or most other smart devices, like a smartphone or tablet.

With the purchase of any Kindle device, shoppers get three months of free Kindle Unlimited. That’s automatic access to millions of titles at no additional cost for three whole months.

Those who prefer to explore the service without purchasing a new device can do so by independently subscribing to Kindle Unlimited. Through this method, new subscribers will get 30 days of free access. But just be aware that the service will automatically renew after the trial ends for $9.99 per month. The subscription can be canceled at any time with no risk of being charged.

Now, in the spirit of Halloween, take a look at this list of five Halloween books in the horror genre that have become top-sellers. With Kindle, you can read these titles for as low as $0.

1. “The Haunting Of Hill House” By Shirley Jackson, $12.99

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While this title is now a top-performing Netflix series, the story was first introduced to the world in novel form. This Shirley Jackson title takes the cliché “haunted house” theme and flips it on its head by adding tons of psychological motifs, supernatural themes and unexpected twists.

2. “The Shining” By Stephen King, $8.99

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Jumping from a house to an entire hotel, this story (also adapted into a film) by revered horror author Stephen King stands as a classic in the genre. Some even say it’s one of the most terrifying books they’ve ever read. It follows the story of an innocent family consumed by a possessed building. Definitely a must-read.

3. “Doctor Sleep: A Novel” By Stephen King, $9.99 (Orig. $10.99)

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In the chilling New York Times best-selling sequel to “The Shining” titled “Doctor Sleep,” King explores the story of the lead character Dan, now all grown up, as he leaves the Overlook Hotel and tries to find peace while working in a local hospice.

4. “When Dolls Talk: A Collection Of Short Horror Stories” By Joel R. Dennstedt, Free To Read With Kindle Unlimited (Print List Price: $9.99)

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If you prefer your reading in smaller doses, this collection of short horror stories may be right up your alley. Described as “a little masterpiece of horror” on Amazon, this Joel R. Dennstedt book features a collection of twisted tales that range from gruesome to eerie. What’s even better is that it’s free to read with a Kindle Unlimited subscription.

5. “It: A Novel” By Stephen King, $12.99 (Print List Price: $19.99)

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It wouldn’t be Halloween without a mention of “It.” Initially released in 1986 and turned into a film (and a sequel), Stephen King’s “It” remains one of the leading horror tales in history. The book includes a lot of people’s most dire fear: clowns.

Chances are you may have already seen the film adaptation of this story about a murderous clown that feeds off of children’s fears. However, some say that the book is far more gripping than the movie.

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