Top Ten Tuesdays are hosted by The Broke and The Bookish, and feature lists related to all things bookish–characters, authors, titles, and favorites. They’re an excellent way to find new interesting books on a variety of topics, and to find bloggers that love the books you do.
Check out their blog for their top ten and lists of other bloggers who participate!
October 27: Halloween themed freebie — your choice (ie. 10 best ghost stories, 10 things that scare you in books, 10 literary Halloween costumes, 10 vampire novels, 10 books that WILL scare you, 10 non-scary books for Halloween, 10 scariest covers, etc.)
Let’s see . . . I like 10 not-too-scary books for Halloween.
1. Zombies vs. Unicorns; Holly Black. What’s more in the spirit than zombies?
2. World War Z; Max Brooks. A thoughtful collection of interviews on the price to win a war.
3. House of Leaves; Mark Danielewski. A house of horrors, of a psychological sort.
4. The Graveyard Book; Neil Gaiman. It takes place in a graveyard, but the dead are pretty lively ghosts!
5. We Have Always Lived in the Castle; Shirley Jackson. A dark house, and siblings who survived the darkness.
6. Odd Thomas; Dead Koontz. He speaks to the dead, and solves their mysteries.
7. Boneshaker; Cherie Priest. Zombies have overtaken the world, but people are coping more or less.
8. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children; Ransom Riggs. Some spooky photos, and haunting settings.
9 The Picture of Dorian Gray; Oscar Wilde. A classic story with a scary painting.
10. The Replacement; Brenna Yovanoff. A dark story of changelings.