11 Books to Get You into the Easter Mood, from Different Genres

Violeta Nedkova
Violeta Nedkova
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It’s that time of year! Easter time!

Whether you celebrate by looking for chocolate eggs or painting eggs or something else, we all love this wonderful holiday, which marks the beginning of spring, of new things, of warmer weather. When the trees start to bloom and the most beautiful flowers come out of the ground.

And… bunnies! The rabbit itself is not only part of the Easter lore, but also a symbol of the strange and unknown in literature, as you’ll see in the list below.

As always, I’ll suggest snuggling up with some tea and a book that gets you in the mood! Whether you like romance or thriller or horror, here’s the list of books that will get you into Easter mood. Including some very strange and unique ones, since I am a fan of strange stories.

Enjoy and happy reading! Happy Easter!


Easter in Edinburgh by Stephanie Taylor

In this book, we follow Lucy, who chaperones a trio of young girls to a Comic Con events, where they meet a superhero. Lucy herself has a lot of baggage in her life and wonders how she’ll manage everything.


Rabbits by Terry Miles

This is a game that is dangerous and sometimes deadly. The deeper you go in, the worse it becomes. Something has gone wrong with the game and the fate of the whole universe hangs in the balance.

Bunny by Mona Awad

The college girls call each other ‘bunny’, and there are strange rabbits hopping around. Samantha wants to join the girls’ mysterious group, but when she does, she witnesses strange and terrible things.


Collected Easter Horror Shorts by Multiple Authors

A huge collection of horrific short stories that relate to Easter somehow. It’s an anthology collected from many different authors, and it’s going to give you chills that won’t leave you for a long time.

Bunnicula by Deborah and James Howe

Tomatoes going white… vampire rabbits… mysterious cries in the dark… werewolves… this graphic novel for children will chill you to the bone and make a fun reading experience with your kids.


The Constant Rabbit by Jasper Fforde

There are 1.2 million human-sized rabbits living in the UK. They can walk, talk, drive cars, they have a strange religion, a vegan agenda, and way too many children. Are they really peace loving or something else?


The Rabbit Factor by Antti Tuomainen

Henri is an insurance mathematician. He knows numbers. Then he suddenly inherits an adventure park from his brother, and the problems that come with it. Then Laura comes into the picture with all her strangeness, and Henri really doesn’t know what to do.

Young Adult

Black Rabbit Summer by Kevin Brooks

Pete is looking forward to not doing anything that summer. Then Nicole calls, asking him to meet at a funfair and… even though old tensions arise, Pete decides to give it a try. Kevin Brooks is one of the best young adult authors out there, and this book is yet another proof.

Short Stories

Cursed Bunny by Bora Chung and Anton Hur

Blurring the lines between magical realism, horror, and science fiction, this collection of short stories is truly unique. It addresses very serious social questions and takes you on a surreal journey.


The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

In this classic nursery story, only the old and wise toys know what it is to be Real. When the Velveteen Rabbit arrives, he asks the Skin Horse what it means to be Real… and so the sweet story begins.

The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

Peter Rabbit loves the delicious vegetables in Mr. McGregor’s garden, but the man doesn’t want him anywhere near his crops. One of Beatrix Potter’s most well loved stories, this is perfect for the little reader.

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