Top Ten Books to Read for Halloween

October 28, 2014 Top Ten Tuesday 34

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Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is:
Top Ten Books to Read for Halloween
These are my top ten horror-related books. I don’t usually read pure horror, but lately I’ve gotten into zombie books (and I’ve always loved books about witches and vampires). There are so many good ones!
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  1. Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini – Loved this book, and it involves witches – perfect Halloween reading!
  2. The Hallowed Ones by Laura Bickle – Zombies combined with Amish characters and an Amish setting! How crazy (and fun!) is that?!
  3. Broken World by Kate L. Mary – This self-pubbed zombie book is a true gem!!
  4. Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion – Actually, watch the movie too. This is one of the few cases where I felt like the movie may have outshone the book!
  5. It by Stephen King – I read this one as a teenager and I remember it scared the bejeezus out of me!
  6. Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen – Okay, this one will probably have you doing more laughing than looking over your shoulder, but it’s an awesome book involving demons – you totally need to read it!
  7. Allison Hewitt is Trapped by Madeleine Roux – Another awesome zombie novel. And the main character has a good name.  🙂
  8. The Witches of Dark Root by April Aasheim – Well, witches, obviously.
  9. The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa – Have to have at least one vampire book on the list, and this one is definitely my favorite!
  10. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey – Yeah, I know, I’m stretching here – this is aliens. But the whole thing had kind of a scary feel to it (imagine if the world had been taken over by aliens and you didn’t know who was a human and who wasn’t!)

So, what are your suggestions? What should I be reading this Halloween?

34 Responses to “Top Ten Books to Read for Halloween”

  1. Bregje

    These recommendations sound really good! For a very long time I’ve been wanting to read It, but eventhough I’m usually not really scared by books this one might be a little to much… I don’t know though, maybe at some point I’ll give it a go, but not just yet, haha.

    • Nicole

      Ah, yes – Too Many Books Syndrome. It plagues us all! (But somehow doesn’t stop us from buying another most of the time.)

  2. Majestical_Evie

    oh gosh… I’m 30 pages into the fifth wave but it’s taken ages to get even this far cause I keep stopping! I don’t mean to cause as thus it is VERY good!! But its so scary!! D: I can’t help obsessing over alien invasions when I read it :c Im such a wuss! GREAT BLOG! I love it 😀 Got me in the spirit

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  3. Joycedale

    I loved both Warm Bodies! I actually couldn’t get into IT, I tried buddy reading it a few months ago and she didn’t even make it as far as me. A few of these books I hadn’t heard of so thanks for the list. I absolutely love anything with zombies.

    • Nicole

      It’s been many years since I read it, so I honestly don’t remember it all that well. I just remember that it scared me. These are all AWESOME zombie books, so you should definitely check them out!

  4. Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows Reviews

    Oh my, your list here reminded me that I have a LOT of catching up to do >.< The Immortal Rules, Trial by Fire, The 5th Wave AND Warm Bodies are all sitting on my tbr shelf…waiting for me to pick them up! Thanks for the friendly reminder that I'm missing out 🙂 Awesome list Nicole ^^ x

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    • Nicole

      I haven’t read any Stephen King when I was a teenager, and I honestly don’t remember much about It except that it scared me. 🙂 My favorite King book was probably The Talisman – not that I remember details about that one either – I just have vague memories of parts and I remember that I loved it. (It was more fantasy than horror, though.)

  5. Cait @ Notebook Sisters

    Evil Librarian?! Okay THAT I so need to try one day. x) I loved Trial by Fire! I didn’t think it was particularly scary, but definitely witches, which fits halloween perfectly, you’re so right!! I haven’t read any of the others. >.> I’m so bad with reading horror, actually, because I like it to be scary and terrifying, and I had a bad run with a lot of mediocre ones and got turned off. I WILL get back into reading it again soon though! Love your list!
    Thanks for stopping by @ Notebook Sisters!

    • Nicole

      Yeah, I’m not really much of a horror reader, so I just went with books that went along with the Halloween theme – witches, zombies, vampires, etc. 🙂

  6. Inge @ Bookshelf Reflections

    Oh, I actually just finished The Immortal Rules last week! I didn’t like it as much, which really surprised me. I still don’t know why, because the main character was badass and the book was action-packed.

    But these are great choices. Can’t do a Halloween post without Stephen King.

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    • Nicole

      Sorry you weren’t a fan. Sometimes a book just doesn’t click with you for some reason and you can’t even quite put your finger on why. It happens.

  7. Danielle

    Nice choices! The only one I’ve read from this list is Evil Librarian, and I’m so glad you mentioned it since it’s definitely an underrated gem. I love that it’s on the goofier side. Immortal Rules is a series I hope to try soon – I’ve heard good things!

  8. Olivia

    Nice list! I shamefully haven’t read any of the books on this list myself, but I have been meaning to read Warm Bodies and Trial by Fire for a while. I can’t wait! A good creepy read I read was Dying for a Living by Kory M. Shrum – you should try it 🙂

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