Monday, October 22, 2012


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

This week's TOP TEN:


When I was younger, I used to be a fan of scary. I loved getting frightened. And then somewhere in between going off to college and eventually living in my own Chicago apartment, without the house of boys next door or my dad around to fight off the monsters, my fandom for scary kind of dwindled. But...I still love suspense! And a few monsters. 

My top ten suspenseful and sort of scary but not too scary books that are perfect for Halloween are...

1. Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin:
This book is eerie. It is one of those where you are scared merely because you have no idea what the crap is going on...but in a good way. 
2. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan:
3. Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling:
Witches, wizards, goblins...this series is practically made for halloween. Go anywhere decorated with lanterns and pumpkins and suddenly you feel like you are at the Hogs Head or Three Broomsticks.  
4. Chime by Franny Billingsley: 
This book is bizarre. And creepy. 
5. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins:
Okay, this book isn't all. But, Lola does like to dress up in crazy outfits. And that's seriously the best part of halloween. The costumes...and the candy.
6. Dark Secrets by Elizabeth Chandler:
Back when I loved scary things and the ya genre was somewhat limited, I loved Elizabeth Chandler books. They always involved a spooky old house, a crazy great aunt, a perky best friend, and a sexy but potentially dangerous boy. 
7. Kissed by an Angel by Elizabeth Chandler:
I first read this book when I was 14 and read it again when I was 24. Turns out, it is just as good...and just as suspenseful. 
8. The Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith
The first few books in this series are mildly frightening. But this is really a shout out for the show. Fourth season and still going strong! 
9. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick:
The final book in this series, Finale, conveniently comes out the week before halloween (TODAY). So though it isn't spooky necessarily, it is suspenseful and is the perfect book to pick up when you want your bad boy fix.
10. The Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead:
Good vampires, bad vampires, bad good vampires...unrequited love...forbidden love...passion...devastation...murder...seriously. No, seriously. 


  1. Great list! Lots of those are on my TBR list! Love Harry Potter! :D
    My TTT. Happy Tuesday! ;D

  2. Reading HP around Halloween is an awesome idea! Actually, I don't think there is a wrong time to read HP, but reading it this time of year would be pretty awesome!!!!

    Thanks for sharing :)


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