Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books to Read During Halloween

Today I am participating in Top Ten Tuesday (TTT,) hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish. Basically, it;s a meme occuring every Tuesday, in which you check out The Broke and the Bookish for the topic of your Top Ten Tuesday, and then compose a list of the top ten books (or top ten authors in some cases) that would make up your list. The Broke and the Bookish even have a list of older TTTs and topics for upcoming ones. Head over to there blog to learn more and sign up!

Today's topic is top 10 books to read during Halloween! I thought this list was going to be way harder to make (even though I read lots of paranormal,) than it was. It was actually lots of fun!

1. The Devouring by Simon Holt - I feel bad because I don't have a review of this book up, and I read it more than a year ago. But let me tell you- this book is freaky. I guess you could call me a whimp when it comes to souls and demons and possession, but this one is creepy. It is also masterfully told and really twisted. If you like being scared, you should read this one. For me, Halloween doesn't have to be scary, but this is the scare factor that sometimes accompanies it. If you read this one, be prepared to sleep with the light on.

2. The Hollow by Jessica Verday - I love love loved the atmosphere in this novel. It has such a mysterious, unexplained feel to it. In The Hollow, I feel as if you get the side of charming autumn Halloween for an atmosphere, and then creepy as in ghosts and graveyards. I know this doesn't really count, but the model on the cover really scares me. It's probably why I don't like the cover so much.

3. Paranormalcy by Kiersten White - This book is a paranormal party! I loved all the paranormal creatures that inhabited this book. And Paranormalcy had such a fun and original comcept; I gobbled this book up. But this is one definitely to curl up in an armchair for. A great paranormal read for Halloween!

4. Nightshade by Andrea Cremer - This is another book with such a great atmosphere! I feel as if it's not completely Halloweenish, (is that even a word?) but it's such a great supernatural read. I read Nightshade in one day, and loved it. This is a book that I would recommend reading around Halloween. 

 5. Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston - Wondrous Strange is actually set around Halloween, the main events happening during Samhaim. This is a read about the fae, so it's not a real spo-o-oky type of read, but it does remind me of Halloween.

6. The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong - This one has werewolves, necromancers, witches! I adored the creepy and eery atmosphere that is written into this book. It's a great book to read during Halloween - but maybe not in the dead of night.

7. Hex Hall & Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins - I love these books so much. They're fantastic supernatural reads with a great heroine and really hot guys! There were so many great twists in these books....I feel as if the first one has more of a Halloween appeal to it, with Sophie attending Hecate Hall, but the second one is also excellent.

8. The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff - Undead dolls, underground cities, little children being taken in the dead of night. This book has the ultimate creep factor. It also has such an eery type of atmosphere to it - which was one of my favourite things. I recommend this book highly anytime of the year, perfect for Halloween.

9. The Caster Chronicles by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl - I actually wouldn't typically think of these books as Halloween reads, but they actually would be very good reads for the few weeks leading up to it. They have a very mysterious atmosphere, not to mention that impending doom is going to sweep down. They're quite creepy at times, and set deep in the South, which adds a little extra spice.

10. Nevermore by Kelly Creagh - Definitely a Halloween read. I was scared to sleep in the dark while I was reading this book - it was a bit of a mistake to read by the light of my flashlight at midnight.

What's on your TTT for Halloween books?? Give me a shout in the comments!


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Sarah Darlington said...

I loved Nevermore!!! :)