Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Top Ten Books to Get in the Halloween Spirit

Top Ten Tuesdays are hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. There was a similar post last October, so it's more of a challenge to think of some new ones!

1. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente

The main character, September, loves fall and pumpkins and her favorite color is orange. There's a memorable autumnal feast and several weird, wacky characters.

2. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Max's costume brings him to a land of wild beasts...

3. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

The scene where the Witch captures Aslan with all of the various ghouls and evil people helping her feels very Halloween-ish to me.

4. The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley

The main characters are all mystical and use all sorts of disguises, and memorable events take place on Samhain, the Celtic originator of Halloween.

5. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux

A man in a mask is the central character and there are plenty of eerie elements in his desire to possess Christine.

6. Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche

Nothing like some Nietzsche to confuse you about the actual value of truth and morality of murder.

7. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Fire, dystopia, and chaos-that sounds like the Halloween spirit to me. Plus, you could wear a fireman outfit and dress up as Guy Montag.

8. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

What if your whole body were a costume that you got to take off on your sixteenth birthday?

9. This Case Is Gonna Kill Me by Philippa Bornikova

Vampires, Werewolves, and Alfar rule the world...

10. The Coldest War by Ian Tregellis

A bunch of magical and technological supermen (and women) running around and destroying one another.


Coffee Monster said...

For me, Narnia wasn't very Halloweeny, it was a nice and sometimes a bit weird fairytale.
I like the sound of the rest, I haven't started any of them but will, soon. :)


InkkReviews said...

i love love "The Uglies", and the lion the witch and the wardrobe is a great pick, among many of your others

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