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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Top Ten Books to Read at Halloween

Top Ten Tuesday is a great meme hosted by http://brokeandbookish.blogspot.com

This week in celebration of Halloween we are doing top ten books to read at Halloween, and I gotta say I am looking forward to this list.

- The Haunting of Hill House- Shirley Jackson

o It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a "haunting"; Theodora, his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers—and soon it will choose one of them to make its own.

- The Shining- By Stephen King

- The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson

- The Lutzes moved into their dream home on December 18th, 1975. Four weeks later, they fled in terror. The home was the scene of a mass murder a year before, and the Lutzes claimed paranormal phenomena caused them to fear for their lives and forced them to abandon the home. Touted as a true story. (Not really a true story but still FREAKY!)

- Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

o James Nightshade and William Halloway, and the evil that grips their small Midwestern town with the arrival of a “dark carnival” one Autumn midnight. How these two innocents, both age 13, save the souls of the town (as well as their own), makes for compelling reading on timeless themes. What would youdo if your secret wishes could be granted by the mysterious ringmaster Mr. Dark? Bradbury excels in revealing the dark side that exists in us all, teaching us ultimately to celebrate the shadows rather than fear them

- Interview With a Vampire by Anne Rice

- Dracula by Bram Stoker

- The Need by Andrew Neiderman

o Clea is an alluring movie star whom millions adore. But her beauty is a mask for a darker masculine personality living within her soul. He is evil, a dormant force until the need for blood strikes. They are two souls sharing one body, one savage secret . . . until the day Clea awakens with blood on her hands--and her lover's defiled body next to her.

- Dragonfly by Frederic Durbin

o A young girl is drawn into the strange, spooky underworld in the basement of her uncle's funeral parlor.

- Writ in Blood by James A Moore

o Serenity Falls is dead. No commerce, tourism, or good will. It gets worse.

An historian has uncovered the town's unspeakable past: lynchings, mass murders, sexual depravity, and rumors of the birth of the anti-Christ. But the darkest secret is yet to be revealed--in the Serenity Falls trilogy.

- The Gashlycrumb Tinies by Edward Gorey

o Perennially beloved by those of morbid humor, this ABC in rhyme and scratchy pen-and-ink tells of the tragic and various ends of a crew of wan, hapless kiddies. "E is for Ernest who choked on a peach / F is for Fanny sucked dry by a leech." The moral, ambiguous though it may be, is that you can't be too careful because it doesn't matter whether you're careful or not. (PICTURE BOOK)