10.28.2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Scariest Book Covers/Books to Read on Halloween


This week's Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is Top Ten Scariest Book Covers or Top Ten Books to Read on Halloween. As a new devotee to Top Ten Tuesday, I wasn't around last year for the latter, so I'm going to do some of each.

Top Ten Scariest Book Covers


Great, now I'm not going to be able to look at my blog for a week.


Top Five Books to Read on Halloween

1. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

2. Anything by Stephen King (obvs)

3. Harry Potter by JK Rowling (because it's supernatural and has lots of pumpkin stuff in it - also let's face it, there's really no bad time to read HP.)

4. The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

5. A good murder mystery - either true crime (like Mindhunter by John Douglas - for you TV buffs, Criminal Minds was based on his work) or a fictional thriller (Michael Connelly is a great one).

Okay, now that I'm thoroughly freaked out by my own post, leave me a comment and tell me some of your scary, spooky Halloween faves. Maybe eventually I'll come out of hiding to read them!

18 comments :

  1. Any reason to read HP is a great reason to read HP!

    Those covers are super creepy, especially The Replacements and Envy. I'll have to add some of them to my TBR

    my TTT

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    1. I completely agree!

      Oh man. I had SUCH a hard time creating this post! I kept shuddering as I created the graphic.

      I take it you like the creepy reads? I haven't actually READ any of these - the covers alone scared me off!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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    2. I loooove creepy reads, although I've never read any of these ones. I gave IT a try when I was 14 and gave up about 5 pages in! I'm still trying to work up the courage to try again.

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  2. Your list is one of the creepiest I've seen. Congratulations lol. :)

    My TTT

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    1. Haha! High praise... I think. ;)

      I don't normally read creepy/scary books, so I'll admit I had to do some crowdsourcing for this post! I'm pretty sure the clown wins creepiest cover, though....

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I was meaning to read some Stephen King this year, but I have yet to fit anything in. Maybe I'll start something once I've finished the two books that I'm currently in the middle of. I don't mind being a couple of days late XD

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    1. I've been struggling with Under the Dome since the summer - it's just so LONG! I'm doing the 11/22/63 readalong, though - you should check it out if you are interested in his less creepy work! Here's the host: http://wordhits.wordpress.com/2013/10/22/join-us-for-a-readalong-of-stephen-kings-112263/

      Thanks for your comment! :)

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  4. That creepy clown always freaks me out!

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    1. Me too! Clowns, little girls with pinafores and ringlets, dolls.... these things all terrify me. That one was courtesy of my friend at work, I asked him to tell me a scary book cover. Sorta wish I hadn't! :)

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  5. You might want to do what I did and google image pictures of cute and fluffy kittens as a way of compensating for the creepy stuff :) I picked The Replacement too but the eye and the clown were too much for me. Here's my TTT

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    1. Dude, that is SUCH a good idea. *Googles*

      Thanks! :)

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  6. These scary book covers are definitely doing what they set out to do; which is creep us the hell out!

    Here's Our List

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    1. I thought so!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. I've seen Miss Peregrine on a lot of peoples lists, but though the picture is creepy the story really isn't. At least so far, I'm only 2/3 of the way through. I couldn't do a scary book covers list as it would totally have freaked me out for a week.
    My TTT: http://biblioaddicted.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/top-ten-tuesday-creep-week.html

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    1. Haha! Yeah, I'm kinda wishing I hadn't....

      Miss Peregrine is on my TBR list, so I'm glad to hear it's not as creepy as the cover! Might have to go the e-reader route with this one so as to avoid looking at that cover, though!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Ah that cover with the eye is so creepy! I honestly can't get over how some of these books look! So freaky

    Great list!
    My Top Ten List!

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  9. Envy and Asylum look really creepy and scary! Thanks for sharing your list.

    My TTT:http://www.bookythoughtsandme.com/top-ten-books-to-read-for-halloween/

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  10. Oh my! This is one creepy list of covers :(
    I'm a big whimp, probably won't be picking any of these up to read... :(

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