Happy Halloween! It’s spooky time! I admit, I actually hate scary movies and I won’t watch them because then I will have to stay up all night watching cartoons to calm down, but I like dressing up and who doesn’t love an excuse to eat copious amounts of candy? I figured this is a great excuse for a Halloween book tag!
Dracula: A book that sucked you in.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
I remember reading this book in high school and I had to get up early for a doctors appointment the next day. I told myself the false promise that I would stop after this chapter. Then… Peeta confessed he had a crush on Katniss during the interviews and who can stop reading with a plot twist like that? I obviously did not get any sleep that night.
Werewolf: A book you stayed up all night to finish.
Trickery (Curse of the Gods #1) by Jaymin Eve
Wow, I don’t think I have ever laughed so much at a series in my life. This was the first book I ever read by the author and it wasn’t just staying up all night to finish the book, I literally was a hermit for like 3 days so I could finish the series haha.
Frankenstein: A book that truly shocked you
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Wow, this book truly took a whole different kind of turn. As you read it you’re like “okay, this is normal, but you can tell there is a bit of a secret,” then boom, information is revealed and I was shocked and surprised, but also resigned about it. I am not sure how to describe it, but oh goodness, everyone please read this book.
Witch: A book with a kickass female lead.
Assassin’s Magic by Everly Frost
If you aren’t familiar with Frost’s books, I recommend you get familiar quickly because she’s awesome. If you can’t tell, the main character is an assassin and has to work twice as hard against sexist prejudices and unfair treatment.
Ghosts: A book where a lead/ favorite character dies.
Allegiant by Veronica Roth
Spoiler alert: this is literally one of the first books I read where the main character dies! I was so shooketh. Like I know most science fiction books there is a lot of danger, but I really do always expect the hero and heroine to live. This, did not fulfill those expectations.
Trick or Treat: A book that has two sides to every story.
Hands Down by Mariana Zapata
This is the first book that pops into my mind when I think of two sides to every story. Both main characters have their interpretation of certain events and while neither are wrong, they aren’t technically right either. You all know I love Mariana Zapata so I had to include her on my tag list.
Boogeyman: A book that made you fear the bumps in the night.
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
I know you probably expected a quintessential scary book to be here, but as I said, I don’t like them and honestly, nothing is more scary than a realistic dystopian novel. This book shocked me because it is something I totally see happening someday. We already have a constant fight against women’s reproductive rights and that is an awful possibility to think about.
Thanks for reading. I find book tags always fun to try to fit the title or walk down memory lane, so it is even better that it was themed! Do you guys have any favorite Halloween or spooky related books you recommend? I decided not to do any tags since I am posting this on the day of Halloween so most bloggers have already done theirs, but feel free to do one if you haven’t!