Top Ten Tuesday -- Halloween Freebie

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. "This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!"

October 27: Halloween themed freebie -- your choice (ie. 10 best ghost stories, 10 things that scare you in books, 10 literary Halloween costumes, 10 vampire novels, 10 books that WILL scare you, 10 non-scary books for Halloween, 10 scariest covers, etc.)

Top Ten Spooky Books to Read This Fall
My favorite time of year is upon us, with my all-time favorite holiday just around the corner! Continuing in the theme of favorites, here are my favorite creepy, scary, and totally twisted books from my favorite genre, ordered from least to most spine chilling!

  1. Goosebumps by R.L. Stine
    Having just made a popular comeback in the form of a new movie, everyone's childhood favorites are the perfect trip down memory lane this time of year. My favorites were Welcome to Camp Nightmare and The Werewolf of Fever Swamp, but I read more Fear Street books than any of his others. Just thinking about these books takes me back to elementary school, sitting between the library shelves and deciding which to read next.
  2. Warm Bodies by Isaac MarionR is a zombie with a heart, who falls for Julie from the moment he sees her. There's just this one minor problem; the part where R is a zombie.
  3. The Secret Circle by L.J. Smith
    A coven of witches descended from Salem find their circle once again completed as Cassie Blake returns to her mother's hometown of New Salem. But an unknown force wants to keep the circle from being complete, and Cassie realizes what's been destined by fate isn't so easily changed. (Also, the books are WAY better than the show...)
  4. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
    Chilling and riveting, this is a tale of time-travel and children with strange and spectacular abilities. To top it all off, the story is also told through a series of eerie, undoctored vintage photographs that author collected over the years from thrift stores and yard sales.
  5. The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
    A girl moves to London for a fresh start at a new school, but meanwhile someone is recreating the infamous Jack the Ripper murders. Rory starts seeing things and people that nobody else can, and before she knows it she's being dragged into a world she never imagined existed.
  6. The Mara Dyer Trilogy by Michelle Hodkin
    Though not in the horror genre, these books have their moments. The second book in the trilogy was especially riveting for me to read, and the one that made me afraid to turn out my light before going to sleep that night. Each book will keep you up into the night, devouring each page with the excitement and desire to know what comes next.
  7. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
    A brutal murder, as told by the victim herself. This poignant novel explores the aftermath of tragedy from a unique perspective.
  8. Slasher Girls & Monster Boys, edited by April Genevieve Tucholke
    A collection of creepy, weird, and strange short stories in the horror genre written by all of your favorite YA authors -- what could possibly go wrong?
  9. Coraline by Neil Gaiman
    Coraline never expected to find her perfect world hidden behind the locked door in the drawing room, but things aren't all that they seem when she realizes her real family and three other children are trapped inside a mirror, and Coraline must do all she can to free them. This book is a completely different level or creepy compared to the movie, and you'll eat up every last page.
  10. The Shining by Stephen King
    Possibly my all-time favorite horror novel, this book kept me up at night for weeks. Much more frightening than the movie ever was, we see things from Danny's perspective as the ghosts of the Overlook Hotel come out to play.

    Have you read any of these books? What are some of your favorites? Let me know in the comments!

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  1. I've honestly never read any of those books, although I did start watching The Secret Circle TV Show (I LOVE Britt Robertson). Great list!

  2. The show was a total reach compared to the books. If you enjoyed the show though, you would love the books! I'm glad you liked the list, thank you! I hope you'll look into a few of these ��


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