Top Ten Tuesday
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week’s topic is:
Ten Eleven Books To Read for Halloween
It’s no secret that I love paranormal and supernatural reads, so you’ve probably heard me gush about most of the books on this list already. That said, this is my list for the top eleven books to read for Halloween!
1. The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett (YA)
This book features a lot of things that could be scary – nightmares, magic, cemeteries, murder – but it feels like more of a mystery than a horror story. This is probably a great choice if you don’t actually want to read something too creepy.
2. The Waking Dark by Robin Wasserman (YA)
My review for this book is coming in November, but I finished it the weekend before Halloween. I didn’t love it, but it has a lot of things that would make it a great choice for a Halloween read: it’s dark, violent, and at times very creepy.
3. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake (YA)
This is one of my favourite books. It’s one that I recommend a lot. It’s got some gore, suspense, great characters, humour, and ghost hunting! Pick up the sequel, Girl of Nightmares, if you enjoy this!
4. Feed by Mira Grant (YA)
My review for this one will go up on Halloween and it’s perfect for this time of year: in the near future, we’ve been overrun by zombies!
5. Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn (YA)
This gruesome horror story is also a twisty mystery.
6. Long Lankin by Lindsey Barraclough (YA)
This historical fiction story centres around ghosts, a monster, and long-kept secrets. Lots of suspense in this one!
7. Vicious by Victoria Schwab (Adult)
I had to include this book on the list because I adore it. It’s one of my favourite books I’ve read this year. This is great for people who don’t want anything scary to read but are still looking for something that explores ideas of good vs. bad.
8. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin (YA)
This suspenseful story is more of a psychological thriller, and although it’s got some romance and humour, it may also give you the chills! If you like it, be sure to check out its sequel, The Evolution of Mara Dyer, which I actually preferred to this one.
9. The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black (YA)
My review of this book is forthcoming, but it’s about vampires. The opening scene, where Tana wakes up after a party to find everyone dead, is one of my recent favourites.
10. Night Film by Marisha Pessl (Adult)
I just posted my review of this book. It’s a great read, full of suspense and chills. Excellent for Halloween!
11. Engines of the Broken World by Jason Vanhee (YA)
I just finished an ARC of this book and wow was it creepy! The publication date is November 5, and my review will come in the next week or so. It was a great book to read right before Halloween. It was chilling, kind of confusing, and pretty impossible to put down.
Let me know if you’ve got any books that I should add to this list! What are your favourite spoooky reads?