Top Ten Books to Read for Halloween (Depending on your mood)

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
This list is confined to what I’ve read, and I haven’t read many scary things, but here we go. Things to read on Halloween based on what you’re in the mood for:
Something creepy:

I Am Legend // Richard Matheson. Vampires and isolation and one of my favorites.
Carrie // Stephen King. Not very scary, just…wow.
The Turn of the Screw // Henry James. Ghosts and apparitions. See my review here.


Something classic:

Frankenstein // Mary Shelley. Although I felt that this was more sad than scary.
The Castle of Otranto // Horace Walpole. Castles? Ghosts? This totally has a Halloween feel to it.
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde // Robert Louis Stevenson. Short and sweet and full of mystery.


Something with witches:

Macbeth // William Shakespeare. Something wicked this way comes.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone // J. K. Rowling. Troll in the dungeon! 


Something modern:

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children // Ransom Riggs. Creepy photos, charming story.
Dorothy Must Die // Danielle Paige. Gruesome and twisted retelling of Oz.


Something disturbing:

Nothing // Janne Teller. Not a Halloween story, but seriously disturbing. See my review here.


Something lighthearted:
 

Arsenic and Old Lace // Joseph Kesselring. Old ladies and murder. Surprisingly hilarious.

Something short:

The Yellow Wall-Paper // Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Psychotic woman.
The Black Cat // Edgar Allan Poe. Psychotic man.
The Adventures of the German Student // Washington Irving. Psychotic everyone.
–Emily
currently listening to: Hello by Adele

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