The Spooky Books Tag

This tag was created by Shelby Masako. I found it on The Indecisive Reader‘s blog. Check out their post here. It’s been really fun finding spooky/fall themed book tags. I’m not huge into Halloween, but I do like a creepy gothic novel or suspense book. Are you guys into Halloween? What are your favorite spooky books?

What goes bump in the night?: Name a book that has legitimately scared you while reading it.

This book was creepy as hell. Killer mermaids in the middle of the ocean and a ship part research crew, part documentary crew? The perfect setup for horror.

Jack O’ Lanterns and Classic Costumes: A book you always reach for during Halloween time.

Shirley Jackson is the queen of gothic horror as far as I’m concerned. I really love the Netflix adaptation of this series too. Have any of you watched it? Suuuupppper creepy and the kind of horror I like – slow building suspense, not gore and jump scares.

Black Cats and Magic Mirrors: A book you love that is laced with superstition and/or magic.

I mean, do prophecies count as superstition? I really love this book and its screen adaptation.

Witch’s Brew: Favorite witch character in any book/series.

I love witches and Madeline Miller really makes Greek mythology come to life in this book about the witch, Circe.

Ghouls and Ghosts: A book that still haunts you to this day (good or bad).

Haunting and hopeless, this book about a caver underground on a foreign planet really stays with you a long time after reading.

Haunted Graveyard: You’re all alone in a haunted graveyard, you get ONE book to give you comfort, which is it?

I love this sweet middle grade book about a boy in a cemetery raised by ghosts. Makes the bumps-in-the-night seem not so scary.

The Undead: Favorite supernatural creatures to read about (i.e. vamps, zombies, werewolves, etc).

I love witches and brujas and dia de los muertos and this book has it all.

In the dead of night: Pick a book with a black cover.

I love this book about magic intertwined with history.

Trick or treat?

Treat, please!

Did any of you do this book tag? Have you read any of these books or do you plan on reading any of them? Leave me a comment so we can chat!

Until next time,

9 thoughts on “The Spooky Books Tag

  1. Getting through The Haunting of Hill House and We Have Always Lived in a Castle ( a la, Lady Leigh’s rec!) . So far, I am already enchanted by the writing and voices of the characters…gotta see if it starts to creep me out when things awry in the stories!

    Ahhh… alas, thinking of spooky reads makes me reminisce on my youth when Christopher Pike and RL Stine dominated my tween years…


  2. The Grown Up by Gillian Flynn is also a super short, mind trip read that takes the spooky and leaves you slightly disturbed. I loved it. muhahahaha


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