Top Ten Tuesday is an original concept started by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday a specific bookish topic will be discussed in the blog community. It’s a great way to encourage people to talk about books and to introduce book-loving bloggers to one another.
Today’s topic is ‘Top Ten Books to Read to Get in The Halloween Spirit’. Halloween is a holiday celebrated on the night of 31st of October. The word Halloween is short for All Hallows’ Evening, also known as Hallowe’en or All Hallows’ Eve. Did you know that Pagans too celebrate the Day of the Dead also known as Samhain (pronounced ‘sow’inn’)? If you would like to read more about Halloween, visit this link.
Here are my book suggestions for this Halloween/Samhain. Kindly take note that these books are available for rent at SS Readers Corner!
I selected these books because they feature local ghosts who are usually known to be restless spirits. If you enjoy watching Thai horror movies, then you may like these books.
‘Nightmares’ series by Pugalenthi
‘True Singapore Ghost Stories’ series by Russell Lee
This collection is for those who are nostalgic and/or would like to introduce the series to their own children. Mr Midnight series is very popular in Malaysia and Singapore that they outsold Harry Potter series at one time.
‘Mr Midnight’ series by James Lee
‘Spookville’ by Christopher Pike
Based on television shows
These shows are my favourite tv shows when I was a teenager. If you don’t know anything about it, read this short summary. The shows featured a lot of supernatural elements such as vampires, werewolf, witches, demons, alternate world etc.
‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ series
Our paranormal romance section features authors such as Sherilyn Kenyon, Kresley Cole, Nalini Singh, Lyndsay Sands and Charlaine Harris. Sherilyn Kenyon’s books features demons and shapeshifters while Kresley Cole writes about vampires, witches and also demons.
Book series by Sherilyn Kenyon
‘Immortals after Dark’ series by Kresley Cole
‘Doctor Sleep’ by Stephen King
This book is last year’s winner of Goodreads Choice Award in the horror genre. ‘Doctor Sleep’ is the sequel to ‘The Shining’ whereas ‘Odd Thomas’ is about a young man who is able to see dead people.
‘Odd Thomas’ series by Dean Koontz
What are your favourite spooky reads? Share your comments and/or list in the comment box below so I could read and comment on your chosen books.
Happy Halloween/Merry Samhain!