Top Ten Tuesday: Books To Get In The Halloween Spirit

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week, we are given a bookish topic to discuss. This week’s theme is the Books To Get In The Halloween Spirit. I’ll admit, I don’t put many Halloween-themed books on my TBR, so this topic is a bit of a struggle for me.

  1. It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown by Charles M. Schulz. While I have to admit the video of this is better than the book it’s still something I think of around Halloween time. Can’t wait to read this to my son but also to have him watch it on T.V. so he too can enjoy it.
  2. Dracula by Bram Stoker. Not much need for an explanation here. It’s a classic and the best part is the vampires don’t sparkle. A must-read for Halloween time.
  3. Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. Yet another classic that is a must-read for this time of year.
  4. It by Stephen King. A story about a clown, a scary, scary clown. While I haven’t read the entire book yet, it’s huge and I haven’t had much time for reading the last two weeks, it still gives me the willies and thus is a great Halloween book.
  5. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving. I read this years ago and it definitely comes to mind every time Halloween rolls around.
  6. Anna Dressed In Blood by Kendare Blake. I only just started reading this book but it definitely has that scary feel to it. Hopefully, it will not disappoint, but I’m adding it here because at this point I think it deserves to be listed. Plus it happens in a town that’s about four hours from where I live and visit frequently, how cool is that? Related: Book Review: Anna Dressed In Blood by Kendare Blake.
  7. Goosebumps by R.L. Stine. I remember reading a lot of these as a kid and it was really my first look at scary stories. Granted they weren’t exactly scary but I do remember enjoying them.

Well, I almost made it to ten. The thing is I tend to watch more scary stuff than read it, that’s something I need to change in the future. So what do you read to get in the Halloween spirit?

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