Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday- Halloween Books

Top Ten Tuesday is a really cool original feature/weekly meme created over at The Broke and The Bookish. Each week they post a new Top Ten List that bloggers join in on answering... and today (October 23rd) I'm one of them :)

Top Ten Books to Get You into

the Halloween Spirit


1. The Shining By: Stephen King- The book & the movie are both crazy scary!  No Halloween list would be complete w/out a Stephen King!
2. Any Fear Street Book By: R.L. Stine- 90's awesomeness that will give any jr. high-er nightmares :)
3. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark By: Alvin Schwartz-  All-time best sleepover book!
4. The Amityville Horror By: Jay Anson- Nothing like true-crime to keep you up at night :)
5.  The Monkeys Paw By: W.W. Jacobs- A short story, but it got me!
6. This is Not a Test By: Courtney Summers- Oh yeah had to get some Zombies on here!!
7. Helter Skelter By: Vincent Bugliosi- Another true-crime, but stuff that really happened (and could happen again) are the scariest!
8. Miss Pergerine's Home for Peculiar Children By: Ransom Riggs- Not my favorite book, but the pics will definitely get you into that Halloween mood.
9. Any Christopher Pike book- I have R.L. Stine in here so I gotta give it to C. Pike as well... he knows how to do horror!
10. It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown By: Charles M. Shultz, Justine Korman- Yeah the book is based on the TV special, but that's ok... I love this!
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  1. Loved you Picks ! Check out my Top Ten Tuesday http://adventuresofateenagebookworm.blogspot.ie/2012/10/top-ten-tuesday-halloween-reads.html

  2. Ohhhh...The Monkey's Paw! Great one. Super creepy. I think I read part of Helter Skelter once, too. And Great Pumpkin. We have the DVD and watch it every year.

    Following your blog now & you on Twitter!

  3. New follower! This is Not a Test is on my TBR list! I really need to break down and buy that.

    Check out my TTT.

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  4. I loved Fear Street as a kid. I am thinking of reading one now, and seeing what I think of it.

    Aren't the illustrations in the Scary Stories freaky? When I am booktalking them to to kids, I always show some of the pictures, and the kids love it.

    Thanks for sharing :)

    1. I want to reread one of my old fear street books too... just to see how bad my tastes have changed! Luckily my book club has "read a book from the 90's" as one of our challenges :)

  5. Awesome list! I used to LOVE R.L. Stine! The Shining and Amityville Horror are classics! :)

  6. I have to agree. True crime is the scariest.