Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Top Ten Books for Halloween

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  Today's seasonal topic is Top Ten Books To Read for Halloween.  This was fun!  My 16-year old son, Jamie, helped me with this list:

  1. Little Witch by Anna Elizabeth Bennett (I read this as a kid, then read it aloud to my sons each Halloween when they were younger - it's the perfect Halloween book for younger kids)
  2. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (first one that came to mind!)
  3. Ruined by Paula Morris (awesome teen ghost story)
  4. Wake and Fade by Lisa McMann (nothing spookier than haunted dreams!)
  5. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick (I don't normally read paranormal romance but I liked this one)
  6. The Light (Morpheus Road #1) by D.J. MacHale (a fast-paced ghost story)
  7. Num8ers by Rachel Ward (loved this spooky paranormal thriller)
  8. Everlost by Neal Shusterman (what's better for Halloween than a book about the afterlife?)
  9. The Last Apprentice series by Joseph Delaney (Jamie's top pick)
  10. Skin Hunger and Sacred Scars by Kathleen Duey
What are your favorite books for Halloween?

(To read my list of favorite grown-up books for Halloween, check out Book By Book.)


Anonymous said...

I haven't read any of the books on your list...gives me a good excuse to check out some scary reads! :)

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I almost put The Graveyard Book on my list. I just listened to it on audiotape. Very creepy.

Here's my TTT:

Straylights said...

Sacred Scars has a really freaky cover. It's one of the reasons why I picked that book up haha!

My Top Ten

Jan von Harz said...

Good list. I would add The Replacment and The Dead Boys and maybe Nevermore too.

Anonymous said...

Soul Enchilada, by David Macinnis Gill, is another good YA book for Halloween! His new book, Black Hole Sun, is also a great read.

--Parent of 2 teens

Sue Jackson said...

Thanks for the great recommendations! I need to add those to my TBR pile. I think I need to look back to this post and comments next October!

And, yes, Sacred Scars does have a creepy cover - I find that series disturbing but also so compelling.


Andrea said...

Great list! I love a good spooky book for Halloween!

La Coccinelle said...

Nice list! I haven't read most of them, but I've heard of them.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I could have used this list earlier - I was setting the window at the library of good October reads for different ages! : ) These look good!

Tanya said...

These sound like very scary books, perfect for Halloween! I've always been a scardy cat! Thanks for sharing on #throwbackthursday linkup!