Top Ten Halloween Reads

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by the nice folks at The Broke and the Bookish featuring a new top ten list each week. Everyone can participate- head on over to their blog and sign up.

This week’s topic is Top Ten Books To Read During Halloween. I’m keeping my list YA this week and there are a lot of great creepy titles out there. It was hard to narrow it down to ten. I own most of these, and have been saving them to read for this spooky time of year.

In no particular order, these are some scary reads to enjoy over Halloween:

2. Possess by Gretchen McNeil – Demons! Just the cover alone terrifies me.

3. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake – Murderous Ghosts come alive in this horror story. The funny/scary combo is perfect for those who are reluctant to read ghost stories.

4. Nevermore by Kelly Creagh – Edgar Allan Poe stories come to life in this creative paranormal read.

5. The Devouring by Simon Holt – Demonic creatures called Vours inhabit human bodies on Sorry night.

6. Cryer’s Cross by Lisa McMann – Eerie and suspenseful story about mysterious disappearances in a small town.

7. The Graveyard Book by Neal Gaiman – My daughter’s choice for the list – an orphaned boy is cared for by ghosts in a graveyard.

8. Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry -The highly rated first book in the Benny Imura zombie series.

9. Ruined by Paula Morris – An atmosphericย  ghost story set in New Orleans.

10. Shadowed Summer by Saundra Mitchell – A haunting read set in a small Louisiana town.

What are your favorite books to read over Halloween?


19 thoughts on “Top Ten Halloween Reads

  1. Just picked up Rot and Ruin and am hoping to read it this week. Also need to get Possess and Cryer’s Cross as I have seen then on several lists today. Great list!

  2. Kelsey W. says:

    Oooh, I’m reading Anna now, and I recently got Possess, maybe I’ll add that to my read-a-thon list too. Will have to check all those out, thanks!

  3. I definitely need to read Possess! All great choices! Some are on my list too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. YES YES nevermore and the devouring!! i had forgotten about the devouring and totally left it off my list. that one was definitely scary. especially the nasty spider parts.

  5. Nicole says:

    You’ve provided a nice list of books to check out ๐Ÿ™‚

    Happy reading.

  6. Michele says:

    oooh i still have to read Anna Dressed in Blood! Ruined looks good too!

    Great selection! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. bookchelle says:

    These books are perfect! All scary, creepy…*shivers* Great, great list for Halloween. I might have to grab a flashlight and the blankie, and brave the read.

  8. I’m delighted to make your Top Ten -especially in the company of nine other books I love. Thanks!

  9. Awesome list Cryers Cross & The Graveyard Book are my next 2 reads.

  10. Chey says:

    Oh, I see quite a few that I’d like to read! Great list!

  11. Jackie FM says:

    I’m with your daughter… I loved Gaiman’s “Graveyard Book.”

  12. Nimue says:

    Great picks! The covers are already amazing. I really have to pick up Anna dressed in blood and Nevermore. They are in my TBR pile for ages ๐Ÿ™‚

    My TTT list for Halloween

  13. Patti Smith says:

    Oh my! Another one for my list…The Graveyard Book sounds soooo good!!!

  14. Chris says:

    I need to read Feed and Riot & Ruin and Ruined. Great list!

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  16. What about Maureen Johnson’s In the Name of the Star? Super spooky and the time matches up with holiday almost exactly! I was laughing and freaking out the entire time I read it. I had nightmares for a week!

    1. Lucy says:

      You’re so right- I forgot that one! There’s a few others I missed too. I need to make a part two list ๐Ÿ™‚

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