I've been looking forward to this week's topic Top Ten meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! Though I totally have to put a disclaimer first. I'm not terribly big on horror or graphic violence cause, um, I get nightmares really easily. I'm seriously a total wuss.
So! Most of my books are more on the creepy or ghostly or gothic horror end of the spectrum. :D
The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson - I read/reviewed this a few weeks back and LOVED IT. Such a creepy and hilarious book. I'm seriously rereading it this weekend for Halloween-ness.
2. The Book Thief by Marcus Zuzak - It's narrated by Death. Come on.
3. Maggie Quinn: Girl v. Evil by Rosemary Clement-Moore - This trilogy is like Buffy the Vampire Slayer in book form. Snarky quips, pop culture, and fighting evil. Love them.
4. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley - It's the ULTIMATE horror novel. And it was written by a teenager. And it's really, really good. If you haven't read it, what are you waiting for?
5. Woman in White by Wilkie Collins - One of the great Gothic horror novels. Seriously fantastic.
6. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen - And a satire of the Gothic novels of the late 18th century. Also totally funny.
7. The Opposite of Life by Narelle M. Harris - This is finally available in the US! Only for Kindle, but still! It's a fantastic addition to the vampire genre set in Melbourne, Australia. I seriously loved it. Also got nightmares. (Told you)
8. Edgar Allan Poe - Any of his short stories or poetry because it's all creepy as anything.
9. Nevermore by Kelly Creagh - This book really wasn't my cup of tea, but it definitely fulfills the qualifications for a good Halloween read. It's spooky and about Edgar Allan Poe.
10. John Dies at the End by David Wong - Possibly the creepiest book I've ever, ever read. Holy crap, it's a head trip.
And there's my ten picks to keep someone busy until Halloween! What do you guys think? What's on your list of haunted Halloween reads?