This week’s theme is top ten Halloween reads. And you guys know me, I am not a lazy Top Ten Tuesday participant and this theme is NO different.
1. The Stand by Stephen King — perfect if you plan to be a sexy nurse for Halloween
Do you like your Halloween served with a side of Influenza? Want to be the remaining 1% of the population? BRO, you need the Stand as one of your Halloween reads.
2. Bunnicula by James Howe – for the vampire playboy bunny
You GUYS. I was a silver playboy bunny for Halloween a few years ago. It was AWESOME and I looked HOT. Ahem. This book is for every girl who was all like ‘I’m a mouse, duh!’ Mainly because it is cute and there’s a bunny who is also a vampire and clever animals.
3. The Passage by Justin Cronin – for the adult handing out candy
This book is legit. AND it’s scary And full of big words. And you can throw it at someone’s head and knock them out because it’s heavy — perfect if you have just one vampire in your wake. It’s definitely a grown up book, perfect for spooking the shit out of you.
4. The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey – if your costume does not contain the prefix Sexy
OMG. You guys. I was fricken terrified while reading The Monstrumologist. Those monsters are terrifying. Also, you would never ever ever want to be seduced by an anthropophagi.
5. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead – if every costume post-childhood has the prefix sexy
Do you plan on hooking up at a Halloween party? THIS IS THE BOOK FOR YOU. Sure there are vampires, but they are actually sexy and don’t glitter and kick ass and DMITRI. Yes, that’s an adjective, Dmitri as in Vampire Academy is very Dmitri. If you read it, you will know exactly what I mean.
6. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving – for those who going on hayrides and carving pumpkins
If you have a strong sense of tradition, I think The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow is a MUST READ. You guys there is a horseman AND GET THIS HE DOESN’T HAVE A HEAD!!! Seriously, the audiobook of this has sound effects and music and is fricken awesome. And it’s a classic. Also you can totally cop out and watch the disney version or lust out and watch the Johnny Depp version.
7. Dreams Of Terror And Death by HP Lovecraft – if you are going to be Cthulhu for Halloween and people are all – are you an Octopus and you just LAUGH and bide your time.
When I read this, most of it went over my head. I won’t lie. BUT, I remember thinking, HOLY HECK this is scary. Mainly because of Cthulhu. Read this also if you have no effing idea who Cthulhu is.
8. Nevermore by Kelly Creagh – if you are going to be a sexy zombie cheerleader
Okay, so there aren’t any zombies in Nevermore but there IS a cheerleader. And it is super sexy. And also Edger Allen Poe makes kind of a cameo. Also Varen. Nevermore is spooky at the end when you have no idea what is going on. AND much more seductive than a vampire. Thrilling no?
9. Silent In The Grave by Deanna Raybourn — if you are going to get good and drunk on wine instead of cheap beer
You guys, this book is class and so is the author. AND it’s so well written. Plus there’s a mystery. And a family that breaks with propriety and a dead body on the first page. And sexy sex sex. Actually, not really. BUT it crackles with tension.
10. Rebecca by Daphne DuMarier – if you plan on dressing in a straitjacket
Okay, so there are CRAY CRAY characters in this book. And it’s spooky. And gothic. And Mrs. Danvers is the boss, because she is so evil. And the words will just wrap around you and you’ll never want to set it down because it’s SO GOOD.
What are your favorite spooky reads? ALSO what are you going to be for Halloween?