This week, the Top Ten topic is books/movies that get us in the Halloween spirit. Since I’m not really a huge movie person, I’ve decided to go with books. That, of course, means that this list will read kinda like a list of my favorite RIP books, to be honest. Shrug. That’s okay, right? In no particular order:
2. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier – Classic ghost-like story, with crazy villains and lots of creepy fun.
3. Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux – To be honest, I have a lot of issues with this book, and a weird love-hate relationship with it, but it still makes a wonderful Halloween book.
4. Coraline by Neil Gaiman – Book, graphic novel, movie. All three are fantastic for the Halloween season.
5. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde – Another macabre classic that’s perfect for Halloween horror-lite.
6. Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka – This one opens with a man turning into a giant insect. Come on.
8. Ghost Cat by Beverly Butler – Okay, so this one is a general class of books. I don’t mean this one specifically. I mean the general: childhood books that creeped the pants off us back when we were kids. They’re perfect for rereading before Halloween. Ghost Cat was my particular creep-book.
9. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson – Actually, most Shirley Jackson will do. The Haunting of Hill House, or even better, her short story “The Lottery.” *shudder*
10. Amphigorey by Edward Gorey – Or Amphigorey Too. Or either of the next couple Amphigorey books. They’re all perfect for Halloween.
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.