Netflix is kicking off Spooky Season on Wednesday, September 15th with the global release of Nightbooks! That’s right, Krysten Ritter is coming back to your living room screens in the film adaptation of Nightbooks by J.A. White.
If you’re anything like me, you’re going to want to devour the book and stay in the spooky spirit with some books to binge-read after the credits roll. Here is our curated #TBR to prepare for the film adaptation of Nightbooks.
Nightbooks by J.A. White
When a young boy named Alex finds himself imprisoned in a witch’s apartment, his only chance of survival is a promise he made to her. The witch Natacha will keep him alive if he promises to tell her a scary story every single night. After finding another prisoner named Yasmin, the two work together to see if they can outwit the witch and escape.
The Taking of Jake Livingston by Ryan Douglas
Jake Livingston is a sixteen-year-old medium and one of the only Black students at his prep school who deals with racism and dead people on a daily basis. Things begin to look up for Jake as he meets the new handsome Black student, Allister. When a new ghost named Sawyer Doon begins to show his true intentions and begins haunting Jake, Jake realizes he has much more to learn about being a medium.
The Woods Are Always Watching by Stephanie Perkins
Neena and Josie are high school best friends who have been separated in their freshman year of college. With two-thousand miles separating the two friends, they anxiously await the three-day hike they have planned deep in the woods. When tension—combined with a detour off the trail—lead the two girls into a nightmare, they realize not only are these three days a test of friendship, but survival as well.
What Big Teeth by Rose Szabo
After a horrible incident at her boarding school, Eleanor flees to her home that she left behind and reunites with the family she’s been estranged from for years. Upon her return, Eleanor finds herself struggling to adjust to this family of monsters who prowl the woods and read fortunes in the guts of birds—and she must face the secrets of her family to save them all.
White Smoke by Tiffany D. Jackson
Marigold’s blended family moves from California to the Midwest when her mother accepts a new job that comes with a free, newly renovated house. Although her new home is one she has to share with her ten-year-old stepsister, Piper, Mari thinks this is just what she needs for a new beginning. When doors begin to shut on their own and mysterious shadows are seen, Mari questions if ghosts are real. As Piper begins talking about a friend who wants Mari gone, Mari begins to believe that evil not only haunts the house, but the whole town.