Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Halloween-y Books

Here's some books I think would get you in the Halloween spirit! Some of my favorite, while maybe not scary books exactly, but books with a really nice dark and creepy atmosphere.

Top Ten Good Halloween Books

1. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
2. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
3. something by Stephen King... obviously!
4. Dracula by Bram Stoker
4. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
5. Interview with a Vampire by Anne Rice
6. Coraline by Neil Gaiman
7. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
8. Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier
9. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
10. Deep and Dark and Dangerous by Mary Downing Hahn

Have you read these books? Do you agree with my atmosphere assessment?
What would be on your list? Link up over at The Broke and the Bookish!


  1. I've read 4 of those and haven't heard of the rest.

  2. Coraline is such a creepy read! I was telling my daughter how the book is scarier than the movie. Nice list!

    1. Vasilly: And that's saying a lot because the movie is pretty creepy too!

  3. "The Historian" is a beautiful book.

    ~ Cate is Reading Good Books.

  4. Oh yeah, The Historian definitely. I can't believe I didn't think about that one.

    1. Jess: And it was the first one I thought of!

  5. Wuthering Heights! So disturbing, even if it's not a traditionally scary book.

    1. Melissa: Exactly what I was thinking. And I just love the gothic-ness of that book so much.

  6. Coraline! I can't believe I haven't read that one yet this year ... I usually always reread it around this time of year. Maybe I can squeeze it in. :) Great recommendations!

  7. I'm reading Jamaica Inn right now. I can't believe I've never thought of Wuthering Heights as a Halloween type book. So clever of you. Coraline is a must read for me at Halloween. Have a happy Halloween! kelley—the road goes ever ever on

  8. Anything by Gaiman or King is a must! Great list!
    -Jon from Bookish Antics



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