Monday, October 27, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Halloween Books

It's been ages and ages since I did a Top Ten Tuesday (apparently not since I had a baby...over a year ago). I'm finally getting around to it and I forgot how much I love coming up with lists! This week is Top Ten Books To Read To Get In The Halloween Spirit.  I'm not much of a scary book person, but here are some books that scare my socks off!

For a bit of classic scary:

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Seriously, one of the creepiest books ever.  Plus, there are a few retellings of it now that can give you an update on the creepiness.

The Murder at the Vicerage by Agatha Christie
Just finished listening to the audio of this one - there's a reason Agatha Christie is the queen of mysteries.

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
One of the best horror books ever, in my not-very-well-read-in-horror opinion.  And again, there are tons of retellings and spin-offs to enjoy.

The Woman in White by Wilkie CollinsAn excellent classic book with mystery and suspense round every corner. 

The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
This book is so weird and creepy, it will definitely get you in the mood for some frightening good times.  Several retellings of this one too, including The Turning by Francine Prose

For some more modern frights:

The Lynburn Legacy series by Sarah Rees Brennan
I swear with each book, the story gets more and more disturbing.

The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab
This book gave me delicious shivers.

The Forest of Hands and Teeth series by Carrie Ryan
Just looking at these covers gives me the willies!

Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Buttons!  The book made me fear buttons.  That's seriously creepy.

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Bod lives in a graveyard, that ought to get you in the mood for some scary fun!

What are your favorite Halloween books? (But not too scary, cause I'm a wimp!)

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  1. CORALINE totally freaked me out, too. I read it when I was alone in the house -- BAD, BAD idea! Such a creepy little children's book :)

    1. Right? I never would have been able to handle it as a kid. So creepy!

  2. Oh, yes... Coraline would be a great Halloween book! (Another one that's sort of similar is Marianne Dreams by Catherine Storr. It's quite creepy for a children's book.)

    1. I haven't heard of that one, but if it's anything like Coraline, I'm already spooked!


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