23 October 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books To Get In The Halloween Spirit


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. I heart lists!


Although Halloween isn't huge in Australia, or Europe, I still love the whole spooky vibe that happens in the month of October.  As I had a bit of a zombie fest last week, my list this week is pretty much Zombie-free.


Dark Inside (Dark Inside #1) by Jeyn Roberts - I finished reading this one the night before I scheduled this post - a-m-a-z-i-n-g.  And oh-so-creepy.

High Moor by Graeme Reynolds - My first ever werewolf read, and it's absolutely terrifying.

Swan Song by Robert R. McCammon - Yep, here is is again.  You know I love this one, right?

The Passage (The Passage #1) by Justin Cronin - Probably not a book you can read in one night, but it's deliciously creepy.

I Am Legend by Richard Matheson - If you've seen the movie, but haven't read the book, Halloween is the perfect opportunity - it's haunting and far more psychological than the movie.


Prodigal Son (Dead Koontz's Frankenstein #1) by Dean Koontz - I loved this series on Audio - Frankenstein re-imagined?  Can it get any spookier?

Trapped (Afraid #2) by Jack Kilborn - one of my favourite 'Old School' horror writers, no one pushes the boundaries quite like Jack Kilborn, aka J.A. Konrath

Horns by Joe Hill - He's the son of Stephen King, but he has a creepy writing style all of his own.  Imagine if you woke up with Horns!

Meat by Joseph D'Lacey - Horror with a message?  I really liked this one on audio, I loved it even more in print.

Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna #1) by Kendare Blake - definitely my favourite spooky YA read of 2012.

What are your favourite Halloween reads?

16 comments:

  1. Woot! I'm so glad you loved Dark Inside!! And I learned some new books to check out. Yay!

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    1. It was awesome, I'm so glad I read it. Rage Within coming up soon!

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  2. I've had The Passage on my to read list forever! I should get to it!
    My Top Ten

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    1. It's so big but so worth it. I need to re-read it!

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  3. I loved I am legend, the movie! I haven´t read the book, but I do want to read it. A lot of people said that the book is better than the movie. I just can´t believe that. I mean, Will Smith is in the movie. Will Smith! lol.

    J'adore Happy Endings

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    1. I had exactly the same thought before I read the book - I love Will Smith. I wouldn't say the book is better than the movie, it's just so different!

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  4. I saw I am Legend on screen and am definitely interested in the book version. Anything that deals with the psychological side is alright in my book! I have a lot of the classics on my list like Frankenstein and Dracula (there are also quite a few zombie books that make the top 10 as well). I also admittedly like a few children's books like R.L. Stine's Fear Street series and Bunnicula!

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  5. great list. The Prodigal Son and Dark Inside are both great books. my list. http://jennreneeread.blogspot.com/2012/10/teaser-tuesday-30-and-top-ten-20_23.html

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  6. New follower here. Great list I really want to read The Passage. Feel free to check out my list...http://asoutherngirlsbookshelf.blogspot.com/2012/10/top-ten-tuesdayhalloween-spirit.html

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  7. I have Richard Matheson on my list too - for Hell House. And Joe Hill is on there three times. I've seen some still of the Horns movie and it looks like they are doing a good job with it. I am included a Dean Koontz on mine, but ran out of room (I would've included Phantoms).

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  8. This category is practically perfect for you! I've only read The Passage, which I was sort of meh about. I really wanted to know what was up with her connection to animals and nothing was said about it. It's probably going to be in a later book, so I'll have to read them too. :/

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  9. The Passage and I am Legend are in my top favorites too. I hate the so many people think that the movie is the book because the book is so much better.

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  10. The Passage and I am Legend are in my top favorites too. I hate the so many people think that the movie is the book because the book is so much better.

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  11. Oh- The Passage! I still haven't read that one but it does sound good and scary. And I'm with you on Anna Dressed in Blood. Thanks for sharing your spooky favorites - great list!

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  12. I need to read so many of those books! I put Anna on my list too.

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  13. How could I forget Anna Dressed in Blood? And I've been wanting to read I am Legend for the longest time. Even though I may not be active with Halloween, it seems creepy books are right up my alley. Great list!

    Thanks for visiting my top ten.

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