Top Ten Tuesday - Books for Halloween

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.This week, we're talking about our favorite spooky books for Halloween, which just so happens to be my favorite time of year!

1. Scary Stories to Tell In The Dark by Alan Schwartz - as a kid, I LOVED scary stuff and these books were so creepy. The illustrations were pretty terrifying too.
2. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson - I'm reading this one currently and loving the spooky feel!
3. The Shining by Stephen King - this is my favorite Stephen King novel. Super creepy story and the movie is great as well!
4. Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger - I read this around Halloween last year and while it's not as good as Niffenegger's first novel, I thought it presented itself well as a creepy read for Halloween.
5. Fear Street series - loved these as a kid. R.L. Stine definitely knows how to scare me!
6. Dracula by Bram Stoker - I read this last year at Halloween. I wasn't completely crazy for it but it's one of the original horror stories. I liked reading the simplified version of what a vampire is like instead of all the variations we have in the vamp novels out there now.
7. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley - my thoughts on Frankenstein are similar to those of Dracula. Even though I didn't love it, I think everyone should read this at least once around Halloween.
8. House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski - loved the haunted house part of this book, the rest I could have done without. Definitely spooked me!

I can't believe I can't think of any more. I read so many horror stories as a kid, I wish I could remember all of them.


  1. Great list! I was a big fan of the Scary Stories set and the Fear Street series when I was younger as well

  2. Love your list! Her Fearful Symmetry made mine as well... I love the setting and it's such a creative story.

  3. I have Her Fearful Symmetry on my list too! It's definitely got an atmosphere

  4. Hi5 for House of Leaves and Fear Street, they both made my list, too. And of course, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.

    I adore House of Leaves though :) Same as you, I could have done without Truant, but it's a fascinating read.

  5. Lots of very scary ones on your list. I've not heard of House of Leaves....

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  6. Awesome list!! Fear Street books were my FAVES!

  7. I had Fear Street on my list as well. I just re-read one of those this year.

  8. I have to read House of Leaves! I've been hearing a lot about it recently!

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  9. Ive read most of the books on the list , I have the Goosebumps by RL stine on my list.
    Im a new follower.