TTT | Halloween Freebie

Posted October 27, 2020 by TheNonbinaryLibrarian in books / 12 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly topic hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week she provide a topic and you are free to use that topic and/or variations of that topic to make your top ten list. A full list of the weekly themes can be found here.

Today’s topic is a Halloween freebie, so here are my top ten favorite Halloween reads or Halloween inspired-ish.

Witches, vampires, magic, and a book that only appears to one Diana Bishop. Definitely a fun, witchy, and romantic Halloween read.

You can find my review for this book here! Haunted Houses are par for Halloween and High Place doesn’t disappoint. Also, be careful of any mushrooms.

I mean, you can’t go wrong with a Neil Gaiman book for Halloween. This one is equal parts haunting and tragic!

1600s, and the devil seems to be coming after the people on the voyage to Amsterdam. A detective based on Sherlock Holmes and a mystery on the high seas is sure to be a great Halloween read.

A young boy picks up a book by Julian Carax and is pulled into a mystery. Set after the war in Barcelona, Spain, this is definitely a mystery to dive into during Halloween.

“Reader, I murdered him.” So begins Jane Steele, the reimagined tale of Jane Eyre, if she was a serial killer. And anyways, is it really Halloween if no deaths occur?

Vampires have taken over the French Quarter of New Orleans in 1872. Yet, young girls are murdered in gruesome ways and who is to blame? The vampires. Or is there a serial killer trolling the streets of New Orleans?

Any Shirley Jackson book or short story are perfect for Halloween. The Haunting of Hill House is a classic one with a haunted house, things that go bump in the night, and a possession or two.

Of course, The Queen of Mystery had to make one appearance on the list. Reading a good mystery by Agatha Christie is a great way to spend Halloween (or any fall day).

Another classic novel: Frankenstein delves into the idea of acting like God and trying to create your own person. We are left to wonder, what is man and who is truly the monster?

Happy Reading Darlings!

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12 responses to “TTT | Halloween Freebie

    • I’ve read Frankenstein about 4 (maybe 5) times in my life. Probably one of my favorite books. I used to also be a scaredy cat, but one of my good friends is huge into horror and scarry books and movies, so I converted.

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