Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Top Ten Books to Read Around Halloween

Today I decided to participate in Top Ten Tuesday! It's a meme hosted by the awesome girls at The Broke and the Bookish, where they post a different Top Ten list each week and we list our corresponding books! :)

This week's list is:

Top Ten Books to Read Around Halloween
  1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins : I could read this book on any holiday and it would still give me chills. It's dark and dangerous and definitely one of my favourite reads of all time!
  2. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake : I just read this one a few days ago and it was SO GOOD! Definitely the gory, scary, yet absolutely fun book you should read on Halloween at midnight!
  3. Nevermore by Kelly Creagh : This is just such a dark, beautiful, and enchanting read that reminds me so much of Halloween! I adored it! :) 
  4. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin : This book was haunting and creepy in all the right places. Such a breathtaking debut!
  5. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer : You can honestly draw a straight line from VAMPIRES to HALLOWEEN! And I actually love Twilight, so it definitely makes this list! :) 
  6. The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting : I adored this book, even though Violet's superpower was a bit morbid (because I don't think I'd want to be able to know where bodies are)!
  7. The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff : The setting of this one is so Halloweenish! It was unlike anything I've ever read before, and Brenna's writing was amazingly vivid! 
  8. Fallen by Lauren Kate : Nothing speaks  dark and dangerous like the gothic setting of a reform boarding school filled with fallen angels!
  9. The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson : I actually haven't read this book yet, but when it's about a serial killer named "Jack the Ripper," you know you have a Halloween-worthy book on your hands!
  10. Unwind by Neal Shusterman :This book is creepy and chilling because they're basically murdering kids while they're still alive! (Although I just made it sounds a lot worse than it is LOL...) 
And that' my list! I'm actually a pretty big fan of dark or chilling books, even though I would never be able to withstand a horror movie marathon or anything like that. I'm a scaredy cat!




    1. I wish I was a brave reader like you! I just can't read scary things. Hunger Games is about as scary as I can go.

    2. Great list of books! I have many of these on my tbr list.

    3. Oooo those are all fabulous picks Mimi! Especially Anna Dressed in Blood, that's a perfect Halloween read. I loved that it was creepy and disturbing without being overly horrifying as I'm a complete wimp and can't handle horrifying:)

    4. I have The Hunger Games on my list too! :D
      Awesome picks!
      Here's my Top Ten Books to Read on Halloween

    5. Good job picking 10 YA books; as I veer toward the lighter side, I don't think I could have come close to creating a list as great as yours!

    6. Anna Dressed in Blood is on my list too (although I haven't read it yet). And I loved The Hunger Games series too.

    7. Yay! I love Twilight too, and The Replacement is a must for Halloween. I loved Mackie and his friends and how protective they were about the dead-baby! So sweet.

      Cool list. I've only read 4 of the 10 you listed so I have some catching up to do.

    8. But Twilight is not horror! :D Who cares! A glittering vampire is all that we need for halloween! haha...great list!

    9. oh and thanks for stopping by my blog and giving that super comment...it was hard for me to get my feet on the ground for a while after that! hehe...

    10. I really want to read Anna Dressed in Blood now, I keep hearing about it! I really liked your list!

    11. Great list! Mine's at http://yayeahyeah.blogspot.com/2011/10/top-ten-tuesday-halloween-books-to-read.html if you'd like to check it out - I also had a Lauren Kate, but I went for Natalie Hargrove rather than the Fallen series.

    12. Great list! I really want to read The Name of the Star and Anna Dressed in Blood.

    13. Nice list!
      I almost put Hunger games on my list to but thought it wasn't horror enough. I am glad somebody sure did!


    14. Mimi-
      That's a great list! (:

      I'm soo excited that you want to read the Katie Weldon books! They are fantastic! They are actually an off-branch series from the original series: Christy Miller. I highly highly HIGHLY recommend (: I really hope you enjoy them!


    15. Excellent list! I really, really want to read Anna Dressed In Blood. I think I hear The Book Depository calling my name... LOL

      I'd be curious to hear your opinion of The Name of the Star - I thought the protagonist was impressively life-like, very authentic and entertaining...and the ripper stuff was interesting, too.

    16. I have half of those sitting on my desk... Just waiting for me!! :(

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