Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Top Ten Books To Get In The Halloween Spirit

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, this is Top Ten Tuesday. This week is...

Top Ten Books To Get In The Halloween Spirit

Excellent topic but first a quick story: When I was in Kindergarten, Star Wars was big. All the boys were either Luke, Hans or Chewie, so of course I wanted the boys' attention so I wanted to be Princess Leia. My mom put me in a cream-colored robe and did my hair up in "ear buns" which I am sure was not an easy
feat. I went to school all ready for the party but when I got there, all the boys pointed and laughed at me so I went home early with a stomachache. This was my first lesson in "Boys are stupid."


I don't do a lot of Stephen King (it's too much for me) so this is a challenge. 

1.) Mary Shelley's Frankenstein - it's more intense and gruesome than it is scary but they whole wedding night scene can spook you and the writing is amazing!
2.) All Edgar Allen Poe
3.) Carrie by Stephen King - okay, I did read this one in high school initially and I tried not to be a bitch to girls for fear that they would kill me at prom
4.) Christopher Pike anything - I read a lot of his books in high school, too. He's pretty damn decent at creeping me out - even today.
5.) Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz - I picked this up at the beach in middle school and freaked myself out.
6.) The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree - one of my favorite books from childhood.
7.) The Legend of Sleepy Hallow - okay, I never read the book but the cartoon version on tv used to scare the bejesus out of me
8.) The Hunger Games trilogy - freaky!
9.) All Harry Potter - wizards, witches, magic and He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named
10.) 50 Shades of Grey but that is only due to how scary the writing is...

Happy Halloween!!!!!


Kimberly @ On the Wings of Books said...

Great list! Especially the fact that you put 50 shades on it! HP is always a great Halloween read and of course Pike!

Kate Midnight Book Girl said...

lol on the 50 Shades of Grey! I can't wait to watch OotP with you tonight!