Ten Books to Read This Halloween

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Top Ten Tuesday is a fun weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish that I sometimes join in with, when I can think of ten things to put on my list. This week’s topic was a Halloween freebie. As a massive horror fan it didn’t take me long to think of at least ten books with a scary theme that I’ve tagged as to read recently. These are all recent releases and all look seriously spine-chilling.

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Diary of a Haunting by M. Verano

The cover of this book just gives me all the worst kind of chills! It’s got a real Paranormal Activity feel to it. When Paige moves with her mum and brother to a creepy old house after her parents’ divorce, she starts to notice weird things happening, like unreadable words writing themselves on the walls. Things only get creepier when she learns about the sinister cult that conducted experimental rituals in the house almost a hundred years earlier…

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Nightfall by Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski

The premise of this book just sounds brilliant and terrifying in equal measure: On a distant island where day and night exist on fourteen-year cycles, and the islanders migrate south each sunset, three children get left behind and must find a way off the island before the Night finds them. Sounds like time to PANIC!!!

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The Suffering by Rin Chupeco

This is the sequel to The Girl From the Well, but sounds like it could be read on its own. The cover makes me think of The Ring. When an old friend disappears in Aokigahara, Japan’s infamous ‘suicide forest’, two friends must resolve their differences and return to that country of secrets to find her.

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Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett

The description for this book about an ancient spiritual commune includes the words “something sinister and ancient waits among the rustling cornstalks” and “a forbidden boy with secrets of his own”. Sold!

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The Creeping by Alexandra Sirowy

Eleven years ago, Stella and Jeanie disappeared. Stella came back. Jeanie never did. Stella believes remembering what happened to Jeanie will save her. It won’t… Geez, talk about setting Stella up for a failure! I love a good mysterious disappearance story and this one sounds intriguing.

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This Monstrous Thing by Mackenzi Lee

About a boy who brings his brother back to life with clockwork pieces, this sounds like an interesting new take on the Frankenstein narrative.

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A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis

A girl committed to a lunatic asylum is enlisted by a criminal psychologist to assist at crime scenes. This one is more of a psychological thriller than outright horror by the sounds of it, with exploration of the lines between sanity and madness, good and evil.

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We’ll Never Be Apart by Emiko Jean

Another one set in a lunatic asylum, this one about an inmate hellbent on vengeance for the death of her lover. But when a mysterious, charismatic patient agrees to help her she begins to question the truth of her troubled past.

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The Accident Season by Moira Fowley-Doyle

It’s the accident season, the same time every year. Bones break, skin tears, bruises bloom. The accident season has been part of seventeen-year-old Cara’s life for as long as she can remember. But why are they so cursed? And how can they break free? I’ve heard good things about this one and cannot wait to get to the bottom of the mystery.

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A Mad Zombie Party by Gena Showalter

You couldn’t have a Halloween reading list without zombies. The fourth installment in the much acclaimed White Rabbit Chronicles is bound to be one hell of a ride.

What books will you be reading this Halloween?

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  1. Well these look terrifying! I don’t read much horror at all but looking at the covers that’s probably why!

    My TTT – Top Ten… Homicidal Inanimate Objects

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  2. ahhhh these look so creepy! lol

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  3. That cover for Diary of a Haunting is creeptastic. I just finished Blood and Salt and I’m about to start The Accident Season!

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