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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday- Top Ten Best Books- To get you in the mood for Halloween

Top Ten Tuesday is a fun Meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. This week is all about Halloween! I've chosen the Top Ten Best books to get you in the mood for Halloween- that no one ever picks. 

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

Five mysterious, spine-tingling stories follow journeys into (and out of?) the eerie abyss.

These chilling tales spring from the macabre imagination of acclaimed and award-winning comic creator Emily Carroll.

Come take a walk in the woods and see what awaits you there..


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.


Rebekkah Barrow never forgot the tender attention her grandmother, Maylene, bestowed upon the dead of Claysville. While growing up, Rebekkah watched as Maylene performed the same unusual ritual at every funeral: three sips from a small silver flask followed by the words, "Sleep well, and stay where I put you."

Now Maylene is gone and Bek must return to the hometown—and the man—she abandoned a decade ago, only to discover that Maylene's death was not natural . . . and there was good reason for her odd traditions. In Claysville, the worlds of the living and the dead are dangerously connected—and beneath the town lies a shadowy, lawless land ruled by the enigmatic Charles, aka Mr. D. From this dark place the deceased will return if their graves are not properly minded. And only the Graveminder, a Barrow woman, and the current Undertaker, Byron, can set things to right once the dead begin to walk


striking, charming fantasy art brings this modern retelling of a classic English fairy tale to life. After the moon learns that bogland monsters have been troubling humans while she sleeps, she vows to put a stop to it. But when she confronts them in their lair, the wicked creatures team up to trap her under the bog. With no moonlight to stop them, the monsters run wild in a neighboring village every night! It will take the combined efforts of a little boy, a wise woman, a courageous magpie and three of the bravest people in town to save the moon and end the monsters’ mischief once and for all! With some scary monsters and a few big words, this book is meant to be enjoyed by kids and parents together.

With parents too busy to pay her attention, an older brother and sister who would rather spend their time with friends, and peers who oscillate between picking on her and simply ignoring her, it's no wonder that Fain spends most of her time in a world of her own making. During the day, Fain takes solace in crafting her own fantastical adventures in writing, but in the darkness of night, these adventures come to life as Fain lives and breathes alongside a legion of imaginary creatures. Whether floating through space or under the sea, climbing mountains or traipsing through forests, Fain becomes queen beyond - and in spite of - the walls of her bedroom.

In time, Fain begins to see possibilities and friendships emerge in her day-to-day reality. . . yet when she is let down by the one relationship she thought she could trust, Fain must decide: remain queen of the imaginary creatures, or risk the pain that comes with opening herself up to the fragile connections that exist only in the real world?



  1. I think I'll have to try that Marissa Marr book, it sounds like it could be good! :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

  2. Some of these books look really intriguing! Great choices :-)

  3. Gosh, the cover for Serenity Falls is creepy but gorgeous!

  4. Interesting list. I haven't actually heard of any of these books, but I'll definitely be checking some of them out.

  5. I haven't read any of these books but they all seem like good Halloween reads. :)
    Thank you for stopping by my TTT earlier!

    Elien @ So Bookalicious

  6. Hi! I wish I could read Psycho USA. That would be so fascinating. But it'd be way too scary for me. :) Thanks for stopping by.

  7. Awesome list! Maybe this is just my imagination, but I feel like I have seen Cinderella Skeleton around, and maybe even read it. Did this just come out? Maybe I read it as a kid.

    1. It's been out for years, I read it to my kids every Halloween


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