Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday (10-23-12)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Each week, 
they post a different topic, and you get to create your own top ten list. So, this week's 
topic is:

Books to Get in the Halloween Spirit
(or fall, since I am not all that into Halloween)

1) The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern - there is something about this book that is just perfect to be read around Halloween. I can't put my finger on it, but just read it during October.

2) Harry Potter by JK Rowling - I mean, this a story about witches and wizards and magic. How could it not help to get you in the Halloween spirit?!?

3) Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte - reading this book in the spring definitely made me long for autumn. Bronte's descriptions of Jane's walks to and from Thornfield Hall just make me want to go on a long walk to see the leaves change colors.

4) Maisie Dobbs series by Jacqueline Winspear - reading Winspear's descrition of London in the 1920s and 30s makes me think of autumn for some reason.

5) The Lantern by Deborah Lawrenson - a novel about a haunted house in France and the secrets shared between a couple. What about this doesn't make you think of Halloween?

6) These Things Hidden by Heather Gudenkauf - something about this novel just makes me think of Halloween/autumn. I think it has to do with this huge secret that can't be shared, the intrigue just makes me think of Halloween.

7) Faith by Jennifer Haigh - the emotional aspect of this novel is so powerful that it is best enjoyed with a cup of coffee (or pumpkin spice latte), curled up under a blanket.

8) Goosebumps by RL Stine - who doesn't remember reading these books as a kid?!? And how could they not make you think of Halloween?!?

Well, that's all I could think of for this week. So, what books get you in the Halloween (or autumn) spirit? Let me know!


  1. Good choices, I would've never considered the Night Circus but it fits! Jane Eyre is next up on my TBR list.

  2. Oooo I have The Lantern, but haven't read it yet -- this has renewed my interest in it & I will have to read it sometime soon!

  3. I'm reading a Maisie Dobbs book right now. I agree about the October feeling.