October 23, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday - Top Ten Books To Get In The Halloween Spirit

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

Top Ten Books 
To Get In The Halloween Spirit

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (Charles M. Schulz) - It's Halloween. Time for ghosts, ghouls, and ... the Great Pumpkin? Linus is sure that this year the Great Pumpkin will finally appear.

Garfield's Halloween Adventure (Jim Davis) - Halloween is Garfield's favorite holiday -- you dress up ina costume and next thing you know it's candy, candy, candy!

Halloween Party (Agatha Christie) - At a Halloween party, Hercule Poirot aids mystery writer Ariadne Oliver in an investigation into the murder of a young girl-who may have witnessed a murder herself.

Halloween (Curtis Richards) - Loved the movie? This is the book based on the screenplay by John Carpenter and Debra Hill.

Halloween: Spells, Recipes and Customs (Silver RavenWolf) - Just where did the autumn gaiety begin? Let Silver RavenWolf guide you through the cobwebby corners of time to uncover the history behind Halloween.

Betty Crocker Halloween Cookbook (Betty Crocker) - A spooktacular and delicious collection of Halloween recipes.

October Dreams : A Celebration of Halloween (Richard Chizmar, Ed.) - A winner of the International Horror Guild Award, this is one of the grandest horror anthologies ever compiled on the genre's signature holiday.

Odd Is on Our Side (Dean Koontz) - The one and only Odd Thomas is back in his second edgy and enthralling graphic-novel adventure. It’s Halloween in Pico Mundo, California, and there’s a whiff of something wicked in the autumn air.

Creative Costumes & Halloween Decor: 50 Projects to Craft & Sew - The all-in-one Halloween book! Creative Costumes & Halloween Decor combines costume and decorating projects into one convenient book.

Artful Halloween: 31 Frightfully Elegant Projects (Susan Wasinger) - These 30+ costume, pumpkin, and home-decorating ideas are not just beautiful - they are scary beautiful.

What are your Halloween reading recommendations?


  1. Garfield's Halloween Adventure?? How did I NOT know about this book. Loved Garfield growing up. Dean Koontz def has some creepy ones out. Great list!
    My TTT: http://nightmareonbookstreet.blogspot.com/2012/10/top-ten-tuesday-get-me-in-mooood.html

    1. If you ever watched the old Garfield show on TV, that's the book of the Halloween episodes! And HOW could you have missed this!? ;-)

  2. Great idea to use Charlie Brown and even a couple of non-fiction books. I read Halloween Party years ago and had totally forgotten about it.

    1. Charlie Brown is so obvious I was surprised that only a select view put it on their own TTT list. And I must admit this is one of those books by Agatha Christie which I haven't read yet, but which I thought was perfect to add here.

  3. I love seeing Charlie Brown up there, we get it on tv over here every year. I grew up with it. I have the Hallowe'en spell book also, a friend gave it to me a couple of years ago. I love all the cookbooks you have!!! And I really want the October Dreams, that sounds fabulous. Great list, Birgit!

    1. Well, Halloween isn't just about reading creepy stories, so I just had to add some non fiction to give my list some scary-pumpkin flavor!