Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Top 5 Wednesday: Halloween Reads

Top 5 Wednesday is a meme started by Lainey at Ginger Reads Lainey. Find the list of all the #T5WFamily here.

This weeks topic is:

Top 5 Books I'd Recommend for Halloween!

As I've mentioned plenty of times, I am a big chicken. I really don't read anything that's the least bit scary. That being said, I've recently broken out of the shell and have been reading some more spooky/eerie/creepy/thriller type reads. Here's ones I've really enjoyed or even loved(over the years or more recently).

5. The Forest of Hands and Teeth

I read this one years ago. Before the zombie craze. I don't like zombies. I'm not into watching or reading about them. But I remember being thoroughly creeped out and scared by this one. Think like The Village.

4. The Body Finder

This is a great series. It's not scary. Violet can hear echos of the dead. Whether that's coming across a dead animal in her backyard or coming in contact with a murder. A total thriller with a ton of creepy moments. Especially when you get chapters from the killers POV.

3. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

This book is so utterly weird and unique. I don't even know how to describe it. The town Violet lives in is eerie. The crumbling mansion Violet lives in even more eerie. Than the intriguing stranger that turns up at Violet's house just might be the devil. Dun dun dun.

2. Anna Dressed in Blood

Cas is a ghost hunter. Of course the ghosts he comes across aren't the nice ones. They're nasty, killing machines. He's tasked with destroying, Anna. Who might be the evilest ghost yet. So you can just imagine the scary ass scenes this book has. I slept with the light on. But I loved it anyhow.

1. The Madman's Daughter

How many times have I mentioned this book recently? I'm just going to link my review. Shepherd has managed to write one of the creepiest books I've read. A lot of bits made me shiver. But that didn't stop me reading. This book is bloody fantastic.

What are some of your favourite spooky reads?

Happy reading!



  1. Great list! I've been wanting to read Anna Dressed in Blood and The Madman's Daughter. I hadn't heard of Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea and The Body Finder but they sound great. The Body Finder sounds like a more intense version of a series Charlaine Harris had awhile ago.

  2. BTDATDBS starts off really well, and is very weird and dark and awesome, but hot damn does it get weird. I barely stomached it towards the end. -.-
    I have yet to read the others though!