In traditional belief and fiction, a ghost (sometimes known as a spectre (British English) or specter (American English), phantom, apparition or spook) is the soul or spirit of a dead person or animal that can appear, in visible form or other manifestation, to the living.

The September House
Witch of Wild Things
Hemlock Island
The Library of Shadows
The Spirit Bares Its Teeth
What Became of Magic
Witches Get Stuff Done (Starfall Point, #1)
If I Have to Be Haunted
Red Rabbit
Find Him Where You Left Him Dead
Resurrection Reprise: A Soulbound Universe Novel
Lights (Sheets, #3)
The Spirit Glass
The Undetectables
The Grave Robber (Charley Davidson, #13.8)
Hidden Pictures
The Hotel Nantucket
The September House
Daisy Darker
The Witch’s Lens (The Order of the Seven Stars #1)
How to Sell a Haunted House
Belladonna (Belladonna, #1)
Ninth House (Alex Stern, #1)
Home Before Dark
A House with Good Bones
Hell Bent (Alex Stern, #2)
The London Séance Society
Masters of Death
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom RiggsAnna Dressed in Blood by Kendare BlakeAsylum by Madeleine RouxBad Girls Don't Die by Katie AlenderThe Diviners by Libba Bray
Young Adult Horror: Ghosts
130 books — 174 voters
Secrets of the Realm by Bev StoutSeptember Ends by Hunter S. JonesLone Wolf Rising by Jami BrumfieldThe Meat Market by James ChalkRunning Scarred by Jackie Williams
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Coraline by Neil GaimanThe Graveyard Book by Neil GaimanA Monster Calls by Patrick NessDoll Bones by Holly BlackThe Last Hope In Hopetown by Maria Tureaud
Spooky Middle Grade Reads
341 books — 287 voters
Trick or Treat by Richie Tankersley CusickRemember Me by Christopher PikeBury Me Deep by Christopher PikeThe Baby-Sitter by R.L. StineThe Betrayal by R.L. Stine
'80s–'90s Young Adult Horror
199 books — 153 voters

The Shining by Stephen KingIt by Stephen KingPet Sematary by Stephen KingThe Night Begins by Abigail F TaylorHeart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
Leave The Lights On! ~ Horror
144 books — 239 voters
Among the Living by Jordan Castillo PriceThe Ghost on My Couch by L.A. GilbertCriss Cross by Jordan Castillo PriceCamp Hell by Jordan Castillo PriceBody and Soul by Jordan Castillo Price
Best Gay Ghosts
213 books — 234 voters

Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna #1)
The Graveyard Book
The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)
The Haunting of Hill House
First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson, #1)
The Summoning (Darkest Powers, #1)
Shadowland (The Mediator, #1)
Girl of Nightmares (Anna, #2)
City of Ghosts (Cassidy Blake, #1)
The Name of the Star (Shades of London, #1)
The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood & Co., #1)
A Christmas Carol
The Woman in Black
Ninth Key (The Mediator, #2)
The Ghost and the Goth (The Ghost and the Goth, #1)

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The people you love become ghosts inside of you, and like this you keep them alive.
Rob Montgomery

Jack Kerouac
I woke up as the sun was reddening; and that was the one distinct time in my life, the strangest moment of all, when I didn't know who I was - I was far away from home, haunted and tired with travel, in a cheap hotel room I'd never seen, hearing the hiss of steam outside, and the creak of the old wood of the hotel, and footsteps upstairs, and all the sad sounds, and I looked at the cracked high ceiling and really didn't know who I was for about fifteen strange seconds. I wasn't scared; I was jus ...more
Jack Kerouac, On the Road

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