Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Top 10 Tuesday: Perfect Halloween Reads

In no particular order... 
1. Coraline by Neil Gaiman - being a fan of Neil Gaiman, this was a definite must add to the list for Halloween reads. 

2. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs - this book has made it to another list yet again! Started off really creepy.

3. The Strain by Guillermo del Toro - I got goosebumps on my goosebumps on the first chapter alone.

4. The Alchemaster's Apprentice by Walter Moers - not exactly scary, but it has the right elements: bats, Ugglies (like witches), and a talking cat. Walter Moers is a genius and my favourite author.

5. The Passage by Justin Cronin - read it!

6. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova - chase the legend of Dracula from a mysterious manuscript.

7. Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist - little vampire girl moves in next door. Creepy.

8. The Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko - jam-packed with action.

9. Dracula by Bram Stoker - an oldie but a goodie.

10. One Foot Wrong by Sofie Laguna - not a horror, but I was definitely disturbed by this one.

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  1. I really want to read Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children! I've heard so many good things about it. I've also never read Dracula but have always wanted to.

    Megan @ Storybook Love Affair


  2. I've been debating back and forth with myself about whether or not to read The Historian for a long time. I guess I just need to jump in and give it a shot.
    The Beauty of Eclecticism

  3. Dracula made my list too! I really need to read The Night Watch as it's been on my to be read pile for years.

    My top ten is here if you'd like a look :)

  4. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children was so good - should have included it on my list too!

  5. I have never read Dracula or Frankenstein. I really must. But I am so afraid of being spooked the death. The Night Circus sounds good and spooky, too. Wonderful review of that book!

    My Head is Full of Books