Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday (3)

Each week the folks over at The Broke and the Bookish host a Top Ten list based on a certain bookish topic. Other bloggers are able to join in and post their own top ten answers. Here are my answers to:

Ten books perfect for reading around Halloween:

  1. PET SEMETARY, by Stephen King
  2. THE SHINING, by Stephen King
  3. CARRIE, by Stephen King
  4. DRACULA, by Bram Stoker
  6. DAWN OF THE DREADFULS, by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
  7. PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES, by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
  8. HARRY POTTER SERIES, by J.K Rowling
  9. THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES, by Arthur Conan Doyle 
  10. PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK, by Joan Lindsey
Halloween is not widely celebrated in Australia, and I've no idea why. You see it in the movies, read about it in books and it looks amazing, and so much fun. Now I have no idea if it's really like how it appears at all, but from what I've gathered it doesn't seem far from it. Usually my Halloween consists of handing out candy to very few kids, most of whom aren't dressed up, followed by the annual watching of Hocus Pocus, and Halloween episodes from Charmed and Supernatural; which are kind of Halloween-esque in themselves. And I read horror/thriller books, obviously. Because there's nothing quite like being freaked out. But it takes a really good book to scare me. Even from the list above only Pet Semetary and Dracula have made me feel unsettled. Nevertheless, I love this time of year, and I love spooky novels. 


  1. Harry Potter and Dracula is very popular choice.
    Awesome picks!
    Here's my Top Ten Books to Read on Halloween

  2. Buffy! I'm so planning on watching all the Buffy Halloween eps when I get home from work on Halloween.

    My Top Ten List is over here if you'd like to stop by! Happy reading!

  3. I'm not a big fan of scary novels, even though I have read most on this list. Have you heard Stephen King is planning a sequel to the shining ?