Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Top 10 books to read for Halloween

Top 10 books to read for Halloween

1 In The Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters
Spirits, seances, the Spanish influenza. Yes please!

2 Between The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke
There is a scene with little kids in a cemetery hunting for the devil. Just saying!

3 Howl's Moving Castle by Diane Wynne Jones
Okay not scary but there are wizards and fantastic everything. This is a a good halloween read for people that like Hocus Pocus (aka everyone).

4 Truly, Madly, Deadly by Hannah Jayne
This made the list because it kind of reminds me of the Scream movies all stalkers, creepy notes!

5 Something Strange & Deadly by Susan Dennard
Zombies! Parasols! 

6 The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd
This is seriously creepy, like sewing animals together, crazy father, isolated island creepy.

7 Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins
Not scary or creepy either but there is a Halloween scene in this book so it makes the list.

8 The Forest of Hands and Teeth Series by Carrie Ryan
This legit scared me. No joke! Town surrounded by zombies kept out by a chain-link fence thing.

9 Velveteen by Daniel Marks
Not my favorite but it's about purgatory and getting revenge on a murderer, very Halloween appropriatre

10 The Weeping by O'Dell Hutchinson
Ghosts and a theater fire. Spooky and haunting.


  1. great choices. I am seeing Shadow of Blackbirds a ton this week.

  2. I still need to read so many of these, and I have copies of them! My eye mainly strays to IN THE SHADOW OF BLACKBIRDS and BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA. Oh, and THE MADMAN'S DAUGHTER is so good!

    Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf

  3. Awesome list! I just finished Between The Devil... and it was amazing!
    :) Thanks for stopping by my TTT!

  4. That scene in Between The Devil is just so freaking creepy and the whole book is so eerie. I LOVED It!

    This is a great spooky list :)
    My Top Ten

  5. I included Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea on my list as well. I've not read it yet but hope to before next Halloween. The Madman's Daughter also seems really creepy!

  6. Everyone keeps recommending The Forrest of Hands and Teeth to me, I think I might read it this Halloween. Especially if it's an actually scary book. If you like scary zombie stories you should check out Undead by Kirsty McKay, I was legit hiding in a mountain of blankets and jumping at every little noise.

    Great list! :)
    Roxy @ Story Envy

  7. Loved Something Strange and Deadly..definitely a good Halloween book. Same with Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea...really enjoyed that one and it is creepy. Great list! ~Pam

  8. Absolutely love Howl's Moving Castle - perfect for HalloweeN!

  9. Yay -- I've read all these but #10.
    Great choices!

  10. Nice picks! I've only read The Forest of Hands and Teeth, and that one scared me too! Happy Halloween!

  11. Great picks. I loved most of these books. Particularly In the Shadow of Blackbirds, Something Strange & Deadly, and The Madman's Daughter