Stephen King once said, "Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win."
Puts you in the mood right? Some of us enjoy watching scary movies in October while others, well, they prefer to cozy up with a truly terrifying book.
From psychological thrillers to straight up horror novels, there are plenty of great books that will put you in the mood for some scares.
To celebrate Halloween and all things scary, we chose 22 of our favourite scary books for adults that will keep you up at night — with the light on.
From classics such as Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and the tales of Edgar Allen Poe to contemporaries such as Marisha Pessl's Night Film and Stephen King's Carrie. these books will make you fall in love with Halloween all over again. And even if they don't scare you, you'll still enjoy these thrilling reads.
Check out our 22 favourites below: