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On the first day of Christmas Halloween my true love gave to me…  If a guy did give me all the books listed below leading up to Halloween he would be my true love.  None of this partridge in a pear tree nonsense (birds and trees die but books are forever!).  Halloween is my favorite day of the year!  The scares, the movies, the costumes, the decorations, the books!  Here are some of my favorites that get me in the spooky spirit!  In no particular order…

  1. Dracula
  2. Frankenstein
  3. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  4. The Amittyville Horror
  5. Rosemary’s Baby
  6. The Exorcist
  7. The Hounds of the Baskervilles (Sherlock Holmes)
  8. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  9. Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers 
  10. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory
  11. The Lazarus Syndrome: Burial Alive and Other Horrors of the Undead
  12. Zombie Apocalypse!
  13. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
  14. Soulless
  15. The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead
  16. World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
  17. The Dead World series
  18. Living with the Dead series
  19. Hannibal Lector series
  20. Natural Causes
  21. Queen Victoria: Demon Hunter
  22. The Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer
  23. The Historian
  24. Night Huntress series (and all it’s “spin-off” series)
  25. The Vampire Chronicles series
  26. Vlad: The Last Confession
  27. Dracula, My Love: The Secret Journals of Mina Harker
  28. Parasol Protectorate series
  29. The stories of H.P. Lovecraft
  30. The works of Edger Allen Poe
  31. And of course ANYTHING by Stephen King

Happy Halloween and Happy Reading! skeleton-readingSource

What books get you in the Halloween spirit?  Have you read any of the books on this list?