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25 October 2011

Top Ten Tuesday (3) - Books To Read During Halloween

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by the folks over at The Broke and the Bookish. If you want to sign up or find more info on this feature, go to the Top Ten Tuesday page.  This week's topic is Top Ten Books To Read During Halloween.

I love, love Halloween though I don't necessarily have too many scary books in my arsenal. I mean I read about vampires, werewolves and other creatures of the night all the time so maybe I don't find them that scary anymore? Anyway - believe is a list of books that I feel are Halloween appropriate. 

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman- Great story about an orphaned boy who grows up in a graveyard. By Neil Gaiman Awesome.

World War Z by Max Brooks - I have a friend who is terrified of a real zombie apocalypse happening and this book really scared her. Whether or not you believe in zombies, this book make you think twice about the possibility of a real zombie takeover. 

Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead - What better time to read about a succubus and her demon friends than Halloween? One of my favorites series.

The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman - More zombies! The TV show is great (fantastic makeup and fx) but you should check out the comic that started it all. Very grim and dark.

The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris - I remember this book being so creepy. I love the movie but the book is great, too.  Dip inside the mind of a serial killer. Shudder.

The Road by Cormac McCarthy - Not really a Halloween book but definitely scary. McCarthy paints a believable setting in which the world is barren of all life save for a few nomadic people struggling to survive. Extremely bleak and harsh - this book stayed with me for a long time.

Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark by Alvin Schwartz, illustrated by Stephen Gammell - I haven't read this book in years but it still scares me. I remember the tales being twisted and dark. Part of the scariness though is due to the illustrations. I can't even bear to look at the illustrations to this day, I was so traumatized as a child.  

Dracula by Bram Stoker - A classic.

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley - Another classic horror story. I haven't read this in a long time but I loved it as a kid.

It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown by Charles Schulz - A classic. I love watching this on TV at Halloween.

That's all I have this week. How about you? What scary books do you recommend?
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  1. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark!!!
    I LOVED those books as a kid. Ahhh nostalgia =)

  2. Thanks for reminding me of Scary Stories to tell in the dark. I could see the cover in my mind, but couldn't remember the title. I mentioned you in my post over @ http://www.babiesbooksandsigns.com/2011/10/top-ten-tuesday_25.html


  3. Oh my gosh, yes! It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! :D

    "I got a rock :("


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