Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. Today’s post is:
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.)”
I never been a big fan of anything scary. I mean, I couldn’t sleep for a week after seeing The Ring. But I still try to get into the Halloween spirit by watching some scary movies…and also some scary books. Here are my top recommendations:
1. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
No Halloween is complete without this classic. I also recommend the TV show as well.
2. Frakenstein by Mary Shelley
3. Anything by Edgar Allan Poe
Take your pick: The Tell-Tale Heart, The Raven…all of his stories and poems are perfect for Halloween
4. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
5. The Lottery by Shirley Jackson
It made not be at first glance but this story is perfect for Halloween. The ending creeps you out.
6. The Diviners by Libba Bray
I’m currently reading this right now but the creepy and haunting factor proves that this was the prefect time to read it.
7. Goosebumps Series by R.L. Stine
8. Coraline by Neil Gaiman
9. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
10. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
It made not be a Halloween themed novel but the relationship the two main characters have is just as scary and creepy.
What are your favorite books for Halloween?