Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Halloween Books!

Top Ten Tuesday was created and is hosted by The Broke And The Bookish. This week's topic is books to read around Halloween! I've got tons of spooky recommendations so grab a pen and write these down if you're in the mood for some good scaring!

1. Enclave by Ann Aguirre - Hands down the most terrifying book I've ever read. Ever. But it's also really action-packed and the story is so hooking. I loved it!

2. The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson - Based around the mystery of Jack the Ripper, this is more a whodunit but it is SO SCARY. Especially this one scene with security camera footage and well ... I'll just let you read for yourself. ;)

3. This Is Not a Test by Courtney Summers - Who would have thought zombies and Courtney Summers would have been a match made in literary heaven? Her gorgeous writing and the general terror that is zombies makes for an intensely scary novel. I definitely recommend this one!

4. Anna Dressed In Blood by Kendare Blake - It's terrifying and hilarious and one of my favorite books of all time. If you're looking for some terror but some comedy and action as well, this is definitely the one for you.

5. Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs - Not only is this book freaking creepy (and also amazing!) but it has equally creeptastic pictures to match. Definitely don't open this one late at night.

6. This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel - This prequel to Frankenstein is disturbing but very, very exciting. The dark feel it has to it is perfect for a Halloween read!

7. Sweetly by Jackson Pearce - Jackson writes the best modernized fairy tales and this modern twist on Hansel & Gretel definitely didn't disappoint. It's dark, romantic and has a very high creep factor. Just make sure you've got some Halloween candy next to you because you will be craving chocolate while you read!

8. Break My Heart 1,000 Times by Daniel Waters - I just read and reviewed this book about ghosts last week but I still need to put it on the list because it's definitely a very scary read.

9. The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff - It wasn't my favorite book in the universe, but it did give me a pretty good case of the heebie jeebies!

10. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan - Another zombie book, this time set in the middle of a forest where the undead surrounds a small village as they go about their lives. I think this was the first book I read that really opened my eyes to how scary YA can be. While still being insanely good, that is!

Are any of these books on your Halloween must-reads list? If not, comment and let me know some of your favorites!


  1. I bought The Replacement when it was first released and still have yet to read it :/ And for some reason, I didn't even know Break My Heart 1,000 Times was about ghosts...hmm.

    Great list!

    1. Definitely read it sometime soon! It's very, very creepy!

      And yes - ghosts! Well ... kind of. They're more like "images" but it's hard to describe it hahah. :)

  2. OMG! I can't believe I for got The Name of the Star! PERFECT choice!

    1. RIGHT?! That book did some damage on my mind. o_O

  3. I have The Name of the Star on my list, too! Love yours - and I keep seeing Anna on so many lists that I know it must move up my TBR pile (like, immediately). Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks! Anna is AMAZING. It terrified me but I loved every minute of it. Definitely read it ASAP! :)

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