Top Ten Tuesday- Halloween

I'm definitely not a Halloween person- in fact I find it a smidge annoying.

[genius! source]

I'm sure next year when I have a tiny human to dress up it might be more fun, but for now I'll just maintain the Halloween equivalent to a "bah humbug" attitude. I did sew my dogs superhero capes, though, so there is a bright spot. Oh, and my pumpkin is pretty cool (we'll see if it rots before Thursday, though). 

Anyway, the Broke and the Bookish are hosting a Halloween top ten this week, and while I don't really read much in terms of scary stories (I don't really get scared by books), I thought I'd weigh in:

1. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson- There's nothing scarier than split personalities.

2. Carrie by Stephen King- Don't kill my Rory, but this is one of the very few (maybe only-?) King books I've ever read. 

3. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley- Did you know it's not just about a crazy green monster? Sheesh.

4. The Telltale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe- Typical, but one of the few I remember off the top of my head.

5. Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka- He turns into a giant bug (or does he?), for Christ's sake!

6. Fear Street by RL Stine- Just kiddingl

7. Macbeth by William Shakespeare- There's three witches, therefore it must work with the Halloween theme. Plus people dress up as trees. Well, sort of.

8. Stacey and the Halloween Masquerade by Ann M. Martin- I was always down for a seasonal BSC book back in the third grade.

9. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens- There's nothing scarier than facing your past, present, and future in one night. 

10. Turn of the Screw by Henry James- Creepy ghosts and kids.

Meme lovers! Check back early Thursday and join in my Bookish (and not so Bookish) Thoughts


  1. 1. the first picture is so effing funny, that I can't even :)
    2. I love Frankenstein, I had to take a class called Ghosts and the Gothic and I didn't appreciate Mary Shelley until then :)

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  2. I loved Carrie, and who isn't down for some seasonal BBC. If they say they aren't clearly they're lying.

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  3. The Tell Tale Heart is fantastic but most of Poe's works are. Here's my TTT

  4. Frankenstein was a very interesting read (from what I can recall, lol) and The Tell-Tale Heart was indeed pretty creepy xD And yay for Shakespeare! :)

    lol, that image you used for this week's list cracks me up xD

  5. I love that picture (: you're too funny Christine

  6. Never read any of those books but thank you for posting this without any creepy book covers!

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  7. OMG that picture made me laugh so bad! And I can't wait to watch and read Carrie, I love SK.

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  8. Great list! Thanks for sharing.

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  9. I love The Tell Tale Heart- The Raven is creepy too!
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  10. Wait! " year when I have a tiny human to dress up..." I didn't know this! YAY!

  11. I won't kill you...

    But you ARE killing me. And baby humans in costumes. It ridiculous and wonderful. My 2 year old is Max from Where the Wild Things Are this year. He doesn't care, but I love it.