Book Review: Manga Classics: The Stories of Edgar Allan Poe by Stacy King


Format: Paperback

Pages: 308 pages

Published:  October 17, 2017

Publisher: Udon Entertainment

Genre: Mangas, Classics, Graphic Novels




The Tales of Edgar Allan Poe is a brilliant collection of some of his best-known stories: The Tell Tale Heart (a murder s haunting guilt), The Cask of Amontillado (a story of brilliant revenge), and The Fall of the House of Usher (an ancient house full of very dark secrets). Also included in this collection are The Mask of the Red Death (horrors of ‘the Plague’), and the most famous of all his poems: The Raven (a lover s decline into madness). Best read in a dimly-lit room with the curtains drawn, Poe s brilliant works come to life in darkly thrilling ways in this Manga Classic adaptation.” Continue reading “Book Review: Manga Classics: The Stories of Edgar Allan Poe by Stacy King”

Top Ten Tuesdays: Ten Books for Halloween

Top Ten Tuesdays

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


The Complete Tales and Poems


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

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde


4. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Lottery


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 

Enough Said.


8. Coraline by Neil Gaiman




9. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

2148093010. 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?