Tuesday, October 27, 2015

{TTT} Books to Keep You Up at Night

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 with 10 comments

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the awesome ladies at The Broke and the Bookish. Apparently, they are overly fond of list-making and love to share their bookish lists with the rest of us book nerds.  =) We're game.

This week's topic is a Halloween-themed freebie.
(10 best ghost stories, 10 things that scare you in books, 10 literary Halloween costumes, 10 vampire novels, 10 books that WILL scare you, 10 non-scary books for Halloween, 10 scariest covers, etc.)

Jen's Picks:

I love re-reading some of my favorite creepy reads this time of year, and the snapshot above has it all: aliens, vampires, zombies, red-haired devil boys, magic, ghosts, gargoyles, demons…if you were scared of it as a child, it's included. =)

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater - ravens, ghosts, psychics, murder & mayhem
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke - that red-headed devil boy I mentioned
Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan - magic, a sleepy English town and murder most foul, plus HUMOR
The Diviners by Libba Bray - ghosts, murder, magic, all manner of special abilities
The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan - zombies!!!
Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride - HUMOR and dead things
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake - a vengeful ghost and sarcasm to boot
Arclight by Josin L. McQuein - a futuristic nightmare of a story featuring nanobots that utterly creeped me out
The Beautiful and the Cursed by Page Morgan - gargoyles and Victorian charm and demons
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey - genocidal aliens masquerading as humans
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black - scary-ass vampires

And might I recommend the following anthology -- edited by one of my favorite authors -- which just released in August? It's seriously got something horrible for everyone. :P

Other spooky posts here at The Starry-Eyed Revue that might interest you:

Bookish Costume Ideas
Recommended Halloween Reads
Scary Covers and Freaky Reads

What are your favorite books to read at Halloween? Be sure to share a link to your TTT post so we can visit!

And something to amuse you because it always amuses me:


  1. I've only read The Raven Boys and Unspoken from this list, all the others are books I plan to read soon. I can't wait to read Slasher Girls & Monster Boys, it looks so creepy!

    Lizzie @ http://bigbooksandgrandelattes.blogspot.com

  2. A bunch of these were on my halloween post the other day too (which I posted before I realized the theme for this week haha) but some of these are new to me, and I will definitely check them out!
    here's my ttt!

  3. I really liked Unspoken! I need to read the rest of the series-and actually need to reread Unspoken before I do, as I have forgotten some bits.

  4. So many great book on this list!

    Check out my TTT and my Halloween Giveaway.

  5. I love your list! There are some books up there that I definitely need to check out! My TTT

  6. Read most on your list, nice picks!
    My ttt

  7. I loved 5th wave and it was creepy. that series took over my life. great list


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