October 25, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday - Halloween Reads

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the fabulous Broke and the Bookish. 
This week's topic is Top Ten Book to Read for Halloween.

My List:

Room on the BroomI Don't Want to Be a Pea!Dark At The Top Of The StairsPumpkin TroubleThe Forest of Hands and Teeth (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #1)Cryer's CrossChokerThe Tommyknockers

1. Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson. This is a favourite picture book of mine that I look forward to sharing every year.

2. Double Spell by Janet Lunn. I read this when I was 10 and had such nightmares. I don't remember too much about it, other than it scared me.

3. I Don't Want to Be a Pea by Ann Bonwill. This is new and fabulous. Hugo Hippo and Bella Bird can't decide on what they will dress-up as for the costume party- adorable pictures and story.

4. The Dark at the Top of the Stairs by Sam McBratney. A classic story with an interesting twist-can you guess what's terrifying the mice and is at the top of the stairs?

5. Pumpkin Trouble by Jan Thomas. I love this series of picture books by this author. Bright bold illustrations and simple text! 

6. Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan. Oh how I love this series. They always gross me out, (i have a bit of a weak stomach) but I love Carrie's writing style.

7. Cryer's Cross by Lisa McMann. I still have images popping up in my head from this story...it played like a movie in my mind as I read....maybe I should stay away from creepy, scary books.

8. Choker by Elizabeth Woods. Another one that still pops up in my mind every now and then. Good but creepy.

9. & 10. TommyKnockers and SilverBullet by Stephen King. Does anyone write scarier than Stephen King? He's a gifted story teller but I have to say I wish I hadn't read these ones. I was in my early teens and they totally freaked me out!

What are you reading this Halloween?


  1. Cryers Cross is a bit popular as well as The Forest of Hands and Teeth :)
    Awesome picks!
    Here's my Top Ten Books to Read on Halloween

  2. The Forest of Hands and Teeth is on my TBR list. I have heard really good things about it.

    Beth ^_^

  3. Love the list - You reminded me how freaked out I was when I read The Tommyknockers (Stephen King).

  4. Choker is a great pick! Creepy and psychologically thrilling! I really enjoyed reading it.

    Sarah's Shelf

  5. I don't think any Halloween list is complete without Stephen King.

  6. I had such weird dreams long after reading "The Forest of Hands and Teeth". I haven't read the rest of the series yet, but I plan too.

  7. Cryer's Cross and The Forest of Hands and Teeth are great books to read during Halloween! Great choice :)

    Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

  8. Cryer's Cross and The Forest of Hands and Teeth are perfect picks! I haven't really read anything else on your list but I saw some great titles to show my little sister! :)

    Tantalizing Illusions

  9. Those picture books look great! I didn't think to include any on my list, but if I had I would have included Ruth Brown's A Dark Dark Tale, which I loved as a kid even though it always scared me, no matter that I knew how it ended - somehow, I always thought that maybe the story would change this time!

    Here's my list