The other day I was thinking about putting up a top ten Halloween-friendly books and decided to do it only in case I find enough free time. But today I came by a meme called Top Ten Tuesday which is dedicated to the same theme this week. I couldn't resist the urge to create my own list this exact moment. Packing kitchen appliances can wait (yay, we're finally moving to the new house!).
Note: this is no ultimate list, so it's highly subjective and excludes many great works I haven't yet had a chance to read. Written in no particular order.
1. American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
Obvious choice since I wrote a spontaneous review about it today. Incredible psychological thriller.
2. The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde
Do you have to entertain children? This story could be the perfect read! Funny and charming.
3. Dance Dance Dance by Haruki Murakami
The Dolphin Hotel gave me the creeps. So did the Sheep Man.
4. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Austen's entertaining gothic horror parody.
5. Watchers by Dean Koontz
This novel and I are of the same age, but I could easily picture it in the today's world. I was totally spooked by The Outsider!
6. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Another novel that held me in suspense to the end. Also one of the best works ever written.
7. The Fall of the House of Usher and other tales by Edgar Allan Poe
A classic and the most perfect read for a Halloween night. I can't believe that this guy lived in the 19th century!
8. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Great read for a young lady. The memory of that house haunted me for ages.
9. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
What's with those houses and hotels with secrets? I just can't get enough of them!
10. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
What would you do if you turned into a gigantic insect overnight?
What's your choice of read to get in the Halloween spirit? Or do you prefer to be spooked by your own television? Maybe I'll post a top 10 for movies too. :)