Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books to Get Into the Halloween SpiritFrom the folks at The Broke and The Bookish, my favorite bookish meme of all is Top Ten Tuesday--because who doesn't love a list? To play along, make your list and go to The Broke and the Bookish to add your link (you might want to take a peek at the list of upcoming lists).
Here is my list of Halloweenish books--some spine-tinglers for the end of October....
1. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James. Easily the most accessible book by Henry James, this is both a psychological thriller and a ghost story.
2. The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters. I love, love, loved this book, and I am still thinking about it months after reading it.
3. Dracula by Bram Stoker. The classic tale that is the original vampire story.
4. Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin--this book gave me sleepless nights when I read it as a teenager.
5. Anything by Shirley Jackson, but you might as well start with The Lottery and Other Stories. Begin with "The Daemon Lover."
6. Everything's Eventual, another short story collection, this one by Stephen King. Especially chilling: "The Man in the Black Suit."
7. William Shakespeare's Macbeth. Shudder.
8. From the prolific Joyce Carol Oates, any number of disturbing stories; "Pumpkin-Head" from the collection Sourland, or "Where are Your Going, Where Have You Been?"
9. Dennis Lehane's short story collection Coronado. Get scared just a little at a time,,,
10. This one is open for my next creepy, scary read. I'm thinking of either The Secret History by Donna Tartt or The Likeness by Tana French. What do you recommend?