Top Ten Favourite Spooky Books!


Its Top Ten Tuesday again! Yay! Top Ten Tuesday is a book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and this week its a top ten freebie! So, I have decided to do books that are spook inducing (in a good way – I LOVE spooky books!)

  1. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman –  this book is full of ghosts and ghouls and creepy things! A really AMAZING book
  2. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake – a murderous ghost meets ghost hunter? Very spooky and slightly romance-y as well
  3. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern – beautiful and haunting, a tale of magic and war set against the backdrop of the best circus ever
  4. The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls by Claire Legrand – a delightfully scary middle grade book – complete with creepy-crawlies
  5. Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children – a mysterious house on an island in the middle of nowhere – a really good mystery!
  6. Liesl and Po by Lauren Oliver – absolutely beautiful – the story of a ghost and a girl and their friendship
  7. Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier – the ever present ghost of Rebecca haunts the unnamed narrator and second wife – will she find out what happened to her?
  8. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold – The story of a horrible murder, told from the perspective of the murder victim
  9. Mort by Terry Pratchett – a humorous story about a boy who becomes Death’s apprentice
  10. The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly – a book for adults about fairy-tales, in all their gory glory. The Crooked Man made me sleep with the light on for a week!

Hope you enjoyed this weeks TTT!

Laura 🙂

16 thoughts on “Top Ten Favourite Spooky Books!

  1. Ah I absolutely love Rebecca. It made my list this week but for a different topic. The Book of Lost Things is a great read too. Fab list!

  2. Numbers 3, 5 and 8 are the only books I’ve read of off your list and I’d definitely agree that they are pretty spooky, in particular Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

    I hope to read Rebecca some time in the future, it is sitting unloved on my shelf. And The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman is on my wish list.

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  3. I’ve only read one of these books! (Lovely Bones). This is a great Halloween list. I will bookmark it to revisit in October : )

  4. I really loved The Graveyard Book and The Night Circus. I don’t consider that one spooky, but it definitely made me think. And I can’t wait to read Anna Dressed in Blood!

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  5. Miss Peregrine was much darker and scarier than I thought it would be — more gruesome as well. Very spooky indeed, but very different from Rebecca, which I liked much more. A lot more tension and suspense than the former.

    Thanks for sharing your list! Here’s my TTT for the week. Happy reading!

  6. I don’t know if these were spooky as much as mind-bendingly terrifying, but did you ever read Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark? With those soul-searing illustrations? Aggghhghghghgggghhhhh.

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