Top Ten Tuesday
Top 10 Books To Get In the Halloween Spirit
(Feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish)
1) Wait Til Helen Comes by Mary Downing Hahn - Flashback to my middle school days when the only thing I would read were ghost stories.
2) The Splendor Falls by Rosemary Clement-Moore - Ghostly apparitions, family secrets, a haunted homestead, everything including bumps in the night.
3) Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz - Odd sees good ghosts that have yet to cross over, it's not until something evil comes to town that things start to get shady.
4) Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake - Anna's pretty scary, but the thing come for Cas is downright terrifying.
5) Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride - Resurrecting the dead and talking heads, plus some awesome chapter titles.
6) Unwind by Neal Shusterman - Not really a "halloween" book, but one of the scariest stories I've ever read.
7) Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs - A truly unique story that I couldn't put down. The pictures really make the book fun.
8) Ashes by Isla J. Bick - I had my issues with the book, but between the zombies and the weird cult town, the books is totally creepy.
9) The Taking by Dean Koontz - The first Dean Koontz I ever read, and it got me hooked. Would you really want to be one of the survivors?
10) Monster Squad - Okay, so this isn't a book, but more than any other book/movie/TV show, this gem from the 1980s makes me excited about Halloween. Dracula, Frankenstein, the Mummy, Werewolf, the Creature from the Black Lagoon...yeah, all the major monsters are present. But it's not the monsters that make this "horror" movie a cult classic. It's the great dialogue, campy storyline, and the use of the word "bogus." Want to have fun with a little bit of fright mixed in, check out Monster Squad this Halloween season.