Top Ten Tuesday: Our Favorite Halloween Reads!

Posted October 27, 2015 by Lyn Kaye in Lyn, Pixie, Top Ten Tuesday / 3 Comments

Top Ten Tuesdays

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week’s topic: Halloween Reads!!

This week, we celebrate one of the best holidays, ever: HALLOWEEN!

We Americans have even been almost successful in converting all of the other heathen nations to our weird and strange traditions for All Hallow’s Eve. So no matter if you celebrate with trick-or-treating, black magic, voodoo, the season of the dead, or the Jesus-friendly Fall carnivals (Yes, Kara, they exist), Pixie and I have some recommendations for Samhain.


Pixie’s Halloween Book

The Shining by Stephen King
Ashes by Ilsa J Bick
The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
Let the Right One In by John Lindqvist

This was not easy pickings for me because I LOVE this category so much. Not just any “Halloween” read, but horror/thriller/suspense… Whatever. It’s one of my very favorite categories and I could have listed so many with no trouble. Lol. The Shining is an easy one to name. That’s a classic King that anyone wanting a scary book should read/put on their list. I only just read Let the Right One In a couple years ago, but it was awesome and if you’re tired of fluffy/sparkly vampires and want one that doesn’t make them romantic, this book will keep you up well into morning hours, probably checking over your shoulder. Ashes features a complex post-apocalyptic world with many characters and situations that will have your heart racing (more from anxiety/fear… not the type of heart racing that you get from romance haha). Naturally, I had to put The Immortal Rules and The Historian on this list because they’re just fitting and I love them. Please tell me I’m not the only one practically obsessed with this time of year. LOL.

Pixie Sig Plant

Lyn’s Halloween Books

The books I listed below are some of my favorite scary reads, a category I usually steer away from, on account that I am a complete wuss.  However, the novels, such as Chime and Of Metal and Wishes, features some outstanding characters. Anna Dressed in Blood was an appropriate balance between touching and horrifying moments. Then there are books that I just had to love, despite the fact that they made me scream a bit, like Cavendish and The Monstrumologist. No matter what you are in the mood for this Halloween, the selection below should provide an appropriate amount of shivers and chills!

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
Chime by Franny Billingsworth
The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey
The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls by Claire Legrand
Of Metal and Wishes by Sarah Fine

Lyn Sig Plant+

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