Top Ten Tuesday: Get me in the Mooood

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As a lover of lists, I could not resist.

This week's topic:

Top Ten Books To Get In The Halloween Spirit:

1. The Wicked Heart by Christopher Pike- I was a tad bit obsessed with this author when I was younger. This book in particular scared the living bejeezus out of me.  Disturbingly horrortastic.

The Wicked Heart

2. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling- I don't think I need an explanation for this one.
Harry Potter Boxset

3. Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor- devils and angels. A BRILLIANT book.

Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #1)

4. The Forest of Hands and Teeth series by Carrie Ryan- zombies!
The Forest of Hands and Teeth (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #1)

5. Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice-  Non-sparkly vampires!

Interview With the Vampire (Vampire Chronicles, #1)

6. Boris and Bella by Carolyn Crimi- I adore this children's book. Such a cute Halloween story. And the illustrations are soo good!

Boris and Bella

7. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz, Stephen Gammell- Another book I had as a kid. Forget the stories, the pictures alone were enough to ensure I slept with the lights ON.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

8. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman- Ghosts! a Killer on the loose!

The Graveyard Book

9. The Art of Tim Burton by Tim Burton- Because what about this guy does NOT scream Halloween?

10. The Hex Hall series by Rachel Hawkins- Witches!

Hex Hall (Hex Hall, #1)

Just typing up this list is getting me into the Halloween spirit!  Have you read any of these? Leave a comment with your link so I can check out what gets you in the mood. :)


  1. WOw some really great Picks!
    Thanks for an awesome T10T :-)

    I still have to read Hex Hall. I better get to it!


  2. Awesome list! I loved the HP series and Daughter of Smoke & Bone too.

    Tanya Patrice

  3. The Forest of Hands and Teeth! Woohoo. That def. deserves a place on the list. :) I loved the book.

    J'adore Happy Endings

  4. I also loved Christopher Pike! You have a lot that I want to read, but haven't gotten to yet!
    My TTT

  5. I was definitely Christopher Pike obsessed back in the day. I immediately recognized the cover, but it took me awhile to remember any plot points.

  6. I didn't know there was a Tim Burton art book! That's going on my wishlist now.

  7. Wow! Awesome list! I only read the last vampire series by Pike, so now I'm intrigued. I agree with so many of your picks: Interview with the Vampire, The Graveyard Book, Scary Stories, The Art of Time Burton, The Forest of Hands and teeth. A+. I need to check out Boris and Bella. I love Halloween picture books! Thanks for stopping by our blog!

  8. You some great picks here, Elizabeth! I was more of a fan of R.L. Stine's Fearstreet series than Pike. I think Pike upped the ante which I wasn't comfortable with. I loved Graveyard which is a paranormal retelling of Jungle Book and "Interview" had me up for hours after reading it!

    p.s. Thanks for the follow and I'm now following your blog. :)

  9. I love Tim Burton! The Corpse Bride and Sweeny Todd are a couple of favorites :-) Yes for Christopher Pike, too. I have some of his old books and my 14 yer old cousin thought I was nuts when I told her I used to read books by him before she was born, lol. Great list and thanks for visiting!

    Vyki @ On The Shelf
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  10. I loved 'Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark' when I was a kid. I need to go find a copy of that book!

  11. Love LOVE the Daughter of Smoke and Bone. And Tim Burton is fantastic for this time of year. I keep seeing The Forest of Hands and Teeth too. Haven't read that one yet. Thanks for stopping by my list!

  12. Great picks! I can't believe I didn't think to include some Anne Rice on my list as well. Thanks for stopping by.

  13. HP - definitely should've made my list!!

    Thanks for stopping by my Top 10

    Holly @ Words Fueled by Love

  14. sweet list! i have a couple of those on my list too, and i have smoke and bone on my tbr list! great picks! and thanks for stopping by my ttt !

    Katie @ Inkk

  15. Daughter of Smoke and Bone and Harry Potter are both awesome picks! Thanks for the comment on my blog! :D

  16. I thought about adding Interview with a vampire too, but then didn't. Great list.

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT

    Sabina @ Delirious About Books

  17. EPIC list! Harry Potter & DoS&B for the win! I have The Forrest of Hands & Teeth on my reading list & thanks for featuring The Art of Tim Burton ...I love that man!

    Thanks so much for sharing, visiting my TTT and the follow. New follower via GFC :D

    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows

    1. omg i LOVE TIM BURTON! I don't actually have this art book of his..but I'm hoping to get it for christmas!

  18. I really, REALLY need to hurry up and read The Graveyard book. I've been told it's a great one. Awesome list! I love that you included Harry Potter! :D

    1. The Graveyard book is pretty great! Thanks for stopping by :)

  19. Harry Potter is about as far as I'll go on your list haha. I love the boxed set btw!! Thanks for stopping by :)

    1. oh come on, you could def handle the children's book! AND Hex Hall series is very low on the scare-o-meter, it's actually pretty funny. :)

  20. I've read only 2, 3, and 10 from your list. I adore Harry Potter and I have Forest of Hand and Teeth, but I haven't read it yet.

    Thanks for stopping by!