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Every year I've done a Halloween feature on my blog titled Don't Look Behind the Bookshelf. Last year I did a series of costumes based on fictional characters, and I was planning on doing that again this year, but I ended up not having the time or means. Really, I haven't had the time to do anything. School has been kicking my ass and I haven't even had time to read some good fiction. I went the easy way for this week's Top Ten Tuesday--I'm just recommending Halloweenish books. A few TTTs ago I put together a list of character costumes for Halloween, otherwise I might have done that here. I did, however, give this post a very slight twist: I'm comparing books with popular Halloween movies they might relate to in some way. While putting this list together, I realized that I haven't read very many books that are fit for this spooky holiday. I'm blaming school, the scariest thing of all. But either way, Happy Halloween!
There might be not a boogeyman, but The Devouring has something else entirely creepy: Vours. I read this several years ago, and I remember it being weird and kind of scary. But it's perfect for Halloween--just beware of those mind and soul devouring Vours.
I'm a big fan of vampires. I could recommend a number of books, but the Morganville Vampires has a special place in my heart and I love love love it. A town filled with vampires is so perfect for Halloween.
A Magic Dark and Bright may not have witches, but it does have a town surrounded by a mysterious past. It also has ghosts and death and some oddball things. But it's ridiculously fun and I love it.
I've never seen Sleepy Hollow (though I've watched some of the show, and the movie's on my DVR), so I don't really know how it compares to The Dead House. But in terms of the Headless Horseman, this book has a character that may be in two in one. And it's got some creepy shit going down.
Anna Dressed in Blood not scream Halloween?
The Summoning, but I remember it being pretty fun. And it also a variety of characters, like necromancers and ghosts and werewolves. But at the core: it's fun, and there's a ship.
Wounded published ten years ago. But it's a quick and simple read that I love. And it has WEREWOLVES.
What books do you think are perfect for Halloween?