Friday, October 28, 2011

Spooky Reads!

 With Halloween rapidly approaching, I wanted to list my top "spooky" Halloween reads!

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

I recently just read this book, and it had many good creep factors. Definitely a solid Halloween read!

Graveminder  by Melissa Marr

There were many spots in this book that gave me goosebumps! Melissa Marr definitely has a knack for delivering a good, spooky tale!

The Shining by Stephen King

Oh, man! This is the ULTIMATE scary read for me! There were several parts of this novel where I had to stop reading and look over my shoulder! It got to the point that I had to stop reading this book before bed!

The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff

Yovanoff definitely created a dark, eerie underworld reminiscent of Tim Burton. Definitely a spine tingling tale that is perfect for this time of year!

Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon

This story has dark and omniscient overtones that are perfect for a good Halloween read!
Choker by Elizabeth Woods

This psychological thriller will keep you up long after you've finished the last page! I still think about this story from time to time!

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

The beginning of this story always sends a little chill through my spine when I read it! Great for kids and adults alike! :)

A rather sinister story indeed! Shirley Jackson has a flair for writing dark, out-of-the-box stories! This is one of my favorite stories by Jackson!

The Witches by Roald Dahl

This was one of my very first "scary stories" I read as a kid! I still like to revisit it from time to time!

I am Legend by Richard Matheson

Perhaps the scariest aspect about this book is that it could ACTUALLY happen! Great movie as well!

So what books do you consider good, spooky Halloween reads?


  1. I LOVE The Shining! It's my favorite (or maybe tied for favorite?) Stephen King book! And the movie's pretty good too, although I wish it had included the bits about the man-eating topiary. I will never look at shrubbery the same way again...

  2. So many great books and I haven't read them. Boohoo! :) Graveminder by Melissa Marr looks so good and creepy. Def. great for Halloween.

  3. Great list! I don't read a lot pof scary books but I have read Choker and that was a creepy read.

  4. @Bookish
    I know! Me too! The topiary's were the CREEPIEST part of the book!!! It still sends shivers down my spine!

    Graveminder is such a good, spooky read! :)

    Choker had such an eerie feel to it! :)

  5. Awesome list.

    I should try We Have Always Lives in the Castle when I'm feeling brave some day.

  6. @Juju
    It's a pretty quick read, if that helps! :)