Top Ten Books I Want To Read By Next Halloween

“Top Ten Tuesday” is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is the Top Ten Books I Want To Read By Next Halloween.

I must admit that this week’s Top Ten Tuesday question(s) posed a bit of a challenge for me. The choices were either “Scariest Looking Book Covers”, which I think I covered in yesterday’s edition of Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover or “Best Books To Read For Halloween”, which I don’t feel qualified to do as I’m relatively unfamiliar with the literary horror market. So, with that in mind, I decided to do my own twist on this week’s topic! Rather than recommend the perfect Halloween-themed books to others, I’ve decided to make a list of the Top Ten Books I Want To Read By Next Halloween!

As always, these choices are listed in no particular order.

1) Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

2) Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan

3) The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls by Claire Legrand

4) The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd

5) The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

6) Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter

7) Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff

8) The Year of Shadows by Claire Legrand

9) The Diviners by Libba Bray

10) Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

18 responses to “Top Ten Books I Want To Read By Next Halloween”

  1. I think your list is so perfect for Halloween. I can’t wait to snuggle up and hunker down for Halloween. There’s so many good books to chose from 🙂
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  2. Kayleigh says:

    I only found Alice in Zombieland to be okay as a read, but I’ve heard great things about Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – apparently it’s got some fantastic and creepy pictures in it.
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  3. Shelly says:

    I’ve heard some great things about Paper Valentine, and I’m really tempted to pick it up. Glad to see that it’s on someone’s TBR list as well.

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  4. These are great spooky choices, Jen! I can vouch for Vampire Academy and Coldest Girl. And agreed that Unspoken and the Cavendish Home look intriguing. Your covers are so pleasing to the eye and colorful too. Thanks for not scaring me with spooky covers! I’m already traumatized from other covers I’ve seen tonight 🙂
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  5. Cee says:

    A large part of why I read Unspoken was because of the beautiful cover. I love gothic-y looking covers with silhouettes. I have so much feelings for all the characters. I really hope you enjoy it!

    I am just itching to read The Diviners! The size of the book is quite intimidating, but the book is set in my favorite time period, and everything in the plot speaks to me.
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  6. Ooooh, this list is a great idea! I’ve only read a few of these. Vampire Academy is AMAZING and I love it. Paper Valentine was kind of boring due to the focus on the love story. And Miss Peregrine’s has the creepiest photographs inside x__x
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  7. Vilia says:

    I love the Alice cover but from what I’ve heard people tend to either love it or hate it. I actually did half scary (bad) and half scary (creepy) covers for my post. There is a lot of good fodder out there for your Do! Judge a Book by its cover – I spent hours trying to whittle down the options.
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  8. JennRenee says:

    Some good ones listed. I loved Paper Valentine.
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  9. Jamie says:

    Ok I think we should read VA series together! I’ve read book 1 (which was good but not AMAZING like everyone has said — though everyone said the series just gets better). I started Unspoken but never finished it but the original cover you have there is SO BEAUTIFUL and I display it in my living room. I really liked The Madman’s Daughter but I’ve been hearing unfavorable things about book 2 so I’m bummed about that but WE WILL SEE. I also need to read Mrs. Peregrine’s — that cover freaks me right out though!
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  10. I like how you changed up this week’s topic. I always want to read more “Halloween” theme books around this time of year, but it never seems to happen. I’m such a scaredy cat though so ANY type of horror book is a huge leap for me, ha.
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  11. Betty says:

    Heck yeah Alice in Zombieland!!! I love that cover and LOVE THE BOOKS EVEN MORE!! I’m anxious to read Paper Valentine and The Coldest Girl in Coldtown!! AND… obviously I love that VA is on this list!!
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  12. Leanna says:

    You NEED to read Vampire Academy. It is so, so, so good! OKay, so the first book was just an alright read for me, but I promise as the series goes on it just gets better and better – and it has THE hottest guys!

    The Diviners is also a pretty good read! 🙂
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  13. Olena says:

    The Madman’s Daughter is a creepy book for sure. Thanks for sharing.
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  14. Doris says:

    I love VAMPIRE ACADEMY. You should definitely read it asap =)

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  15. Ellie says:

    Those are creepy and #10 is really popular today among the bloggers.

    Great list!
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  16. VeganYANerds says:

    I really want to read Unspoken after hearing such good things! And I hope you LOVE VA and The Diviners!
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  17. Rachel says:

    The Diviners is so good! It’s very creepy and actually gave me nightmares, but then again I’m really sensitive like that. Paper Valentine made me cry because I thought it was beautiful. I really hope you enjoy all these books!
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  18. ooh, Jen! There are SO many wonderful books on this list!

    I recently bought VA. I’m not a huge fan of vampires, but this one seems super fluffy and fun.

    UNSPOKEN is great and the side stories were fun too! The book ended with a massive cliffhanger – halfway through the character speaking if I’m remembering correctly! – but I haven’t found the time to read the sequel yet.

    CAVENDISH & YEAR OF SHADOWS are both absolutely wonderful. Claire is one of my auto-buy authors for a reason. 🙂

    MADMAN’S DAUGHTER was creepy and gothic and did justice to the original story. I have the sequel but haven’t read it yet. Looking forward to it though!

    THE COLDEST GIRL IN COLDTOWN left me disappointed. Again, vampires. Black’s take on them was really fascinating though, but there was just something about it that didn’t work for me. But I seem to be in the minority. I’m interested in trying Black’s other books & seeing how they compare.

    DIVINERS absolutely floored me. So haunting and delicious. I’ve converted multiple coworkers into fans and cannot wait for the sequel!
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