Top Ten Tuesday #15: Puurfect for Halloween

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic:

Halloween-themed freebie

I couldn’t think of a theme more specific than Halloween so the following books are fitting for this time of year. These aren’t scare-your-pants-off scary, but they are unsettling.


Carrie by Stephen King

A girl discovers that she has mental powers, which she unleashes on her tormentors, and her town, when humiliated at her prom.


Beloved by Toni Morrison

Sethe, a former slave, is haunted by the ghost of her baby.

The Curse of Crow Hollow

The Curse of Crow Hollow by Billy Coffey

Weird things are happening in Crow Hollow and the townspeople believe a witch is to blame.


Dracula by Bram Stoker

It’s been a while since I’ve read this one so this is from Goodreads: “When Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania to help Count Dracula with the purchase of a London house, he makes horrifying discoveries about his client and his castle.”


Breed by Chase Novak

A couple engage in an experimental procedure so they can have kids but at a dire cost.

The Monstrumologist

The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey

A boy and his master, a monstrumologist, investigate a case of Anthropophagi in their town.

The White Witch of Rosehall

The White Witch of Rosehall by Herbert G. de Lisser

This too is foggy in my mind but it’s based on the Jamaican legend that the mistress of Rosehall estate in Montego Bay was a witch.

The Raven Boys

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Teenagers search for ley lines in Virginia.

Juniper Berry

Juniper Berry by M.P. Kozlowsky, illus. by Erwin Madrid

A girl searches the woods behind her house to find out why her parents are acting weird.


You by Caroline Kepnes

A guy stalks a girl. What makes this creepy, other than the stalking, is that the story is told in the second-person from the stalker’s point of view.

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28 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday #15: Puurfect for Halloween

  1. Wow is it nearly Halloween already, I’ll have to dig out my hood!
    It can be so annoying when little children ask which hideous beast i dress as!

    Great assortment of spooky literature 😉

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        1. Lol omg, lol. I’ll leave you to that. When home alone at night, I think that something horrific could happen so I turn on all the lights until everyone gets back.

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