Top Ten Tuesday: Books To Get In The Halloween Spirit

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they pick a  fun topic for a top ten list. This weeks list is the top ten books to get in the Halloween Spirit.


1. Dracula by Bram Stoker

Classic horror and what is more in the Halloween spirit than scary vampires.


2. The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

Classic, creepy short stories set in my beloved home of New England.


3. The Witches by Roald Dahl

A childhood favorite that never gets old.


4. Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Dark, creepy, and very quirky.


5. Goosebumps (Series) by R.L. Stine

At 31, I was the right age when these books first were published and this easily scared 12 year-old loved them all.


6. Stephen King

Pretty much anything he has ever written.


7. Interview With A Vampire by Anne Rice

As a teenager, just before the movie came out, my friends all took turns reading a dog-eared copy of this book. Really good then and still good now.


8. The Lottery by Shirley Jackson

Yes, this is a short story but when I can still remember the chills I felt reading this my sophomore year. Nothing says creepy like a public stoning.


9. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Classic for a reason.


10. Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin

What could be scarier than giving birth to the anti-christ?


What would you add to the list?





  1. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz says:

    Now this is my kind of list! Scary but with literary elements. One of these is on my list, too.

    Here’s my Ten Ten Books to Get You in the Halloween Spirit. I hope you’ll stop in!

  2. Forgot about The Witches! Great list. Feel free to stop by and check out mine.
    monica recently posted..Top Ten Tuesday…Halloween SpiritMy Profile

  3. Ooh, The Witches!! That is a great pick for a Halloween list! Love your list!
    DeniseF recently posted..Top Ten Books To Get In The Halloween SpiritMy Profile

  4. I have done all of these! Love that you included Goosebumps. I was such a fan in middle school – feel like I should pick one up again this season, just to see what it’s like to do one as an adult 😉
    SaraO@TheLibrarianReads recently posted..Top Ten Tuesday…Haunting ReadsMy Profile

  5. Agreed – Stephen King should be a staple on every list of spooky Halloween reads 🙂 Awesome list.
    Tanya Patrice recently posted..10 Creepy Books from Halloween 2011 {Finishing the List}My Profile

    • He is a horror master! Speaking of which, it is so sad how few of his books I’ve read. I really need to get on that.

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