Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Books To Get in the Halloween Spirit

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish list meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.


Fall is in the air. Halloween is but a week away. It’s my favorite time of year. And it is a great time to curl up with an atmospheric and perhaps creepy book. Here are my favorite books to get in the Halloween spirit.

1. Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier
So very atmospheric.

2. The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern
Every word is a delight.

3. The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman
I highly recommend the audio book of this Newbery Medal winner, read by Neil himself.

4. Her Fearful Symmetry, by Audrey Niffenegger
Makes me want to visit Highgate Cemetary.

5. The Thirteenth Tale, by Diane Setterfield
Literary mystery.

6. We Have Always Lived in the Castle, by Shirley Jackson
If you haven’t already, you should also read her short story, “The Lottery.”

7. Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley
Classic for a reason.

8. The Historian, by Elizabeth Kostova
Longish but very good book about the Dracula myth.

9. The Shadow of the Wind, by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Spooky and has a library of forgotten books!

10. Anything by Edgar Allen Poe
My favorites of his are “The Cask of Amontillado” and “The Tell-Tale Heart.”

Honorable mentions go to Coraline, by Neil Gaiman; The Woman in White, by Wilkie Collins; and the Harry Potter series, by J.K. Rowling.

What books do you like to read to get in the Halloween spirit?