As always, Top Ten Tuesday is hosted at my other blog — The Broke and the Bookish!
I’m always looking for good reads the weeks leading up to Halloween. My reads are always so varied — sometimes I look truly scary, bonechilling books, sometimes something more paranormal and strange, sometimes I want a really perfect Fall-ish setting and sometimes I just want a slasher film in book form! So my list is a very diverse list — not all are scary and some just get me in the mood for Halloween.
1. Ten by Gretchen McNeil: 10 teens on an isolated island getting picked off one by one! My review should go up this week!
2. The Body Finder series by Kimberly Derting: Love a good mystery! The Body Finder was real good, Desires of the Dead was MEH to me and The Last Echo CREEPED ME OUT THE MOST OF ALL.
3. Anything Christopher Pike & RL Stine: Can’t go wrong if you are looking for a fast paced, creepy read! Albeit sometimes cheesy but SO FUN…except when you are Teen Jamie and are home alone reading them. NOT FUN.
4. Beyond by Graham McNamee: I’m currently reading this one now but I had to throw it in because I’ve been dying for a good ghost story!
5. Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill: Horror at its finest! Even if you only read YA, I think if you like SCARY you’ll love this adult book!
6. Rebecca by Daphne du Murier: Like Gothic lit? Pick this one! One of the few books I read for required reading in high school that I LOVED!
7. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin: This one wasn’t as 5 Star OMG as it was for everyone else but I flew through it & thought it was kind of a great pick for Halloween with its chilling supernatural plot.
8. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater: I’m planning on rereading this because I was too stressed with wedding planning to really get swept away by this one as I should have. I LIKED it but didn’t really immerse myself in it. But seriously…I want to read this outside on a Fall day. AND KILLER HORSES? Need I say more??
9. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley: I think most people’s idea of Frankenstein is the creepy looking monster-y guy and that the book is probably a spooky monster book! I mean, there is a monster but not in the scary sense. What is more scary are some of the moral issues Shelley brings up. I don’t know..for some reason I just always associate this with Halloween!
10. Fury & Envy by Elizabeth Miles: These were surprisingly chilling! The Furies creep me out and there IS a body count. They are ruthless!
Please please PLEASE share with me some good Halloween reads as I still have a week left of my Halloween reading binge!! The scarier the better…that’s what I’m in the mood for now! But I’ll take any recs!