Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books/Movies To Read Or Watch To Get In The Halloween Spirit

Posted October 28, 2014 by booksbeautyandcoffee in Top Ten Tuesday / 0 Comments

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So, for this weeks Top Ten Tuesday, which is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, we get to pick Top Ten Books/Movies To Read Or Watch To Get In The Halloween Spirit OR Top Ten Characters Who I Would Totally Want To Be For Halloween. So I’m going to choose 5 books and 5 movies. I don’t really have anyone I’d like to dress up as, I don’t really do the dress up thing. I just sit home and watch scary movies and eat more candy than is humanly possible. Anyways, enough of my unhealthy eating habits, lets do this thing!

Top five Halloween books: 

For my books, I’m actually going to put the little summary next to them so you can read it and hopefully pick the book up!

Asylum For sixteen-year-old Dan Crawford, New Hampshire College Prep is more than a summer program—it’s a lifeline. An outcast at his high school, Dan is excited to finally make some friends in his last summer before college. But when he arrives at the program, Dan learns that his dorm for the summer used to be a sanatorium, more commonly known as an asylum. And not just any asylum—a last resort for the criminally insane.

As Dan and his new friends, Abby and Jordan, explore the hidden recesses of their creepy summer home, they soon discover it’s no coincidence that the three of them ended up here. Because the asylum holds the key to a terrifying past. And there are some secrets that refuse to stay buried.

This book just looks creepy. I haven’t read it yet. I’m going to read it before Halloween, which means pretty soon. But lets be real. Even just the font looks creepy as hell.

The Raven Boys It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive.

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.

His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little.

For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.

I just finished this the other day, I think it was last weekend, and it was seriously just so good. I thought it was going to be boring, after reading a lot of peoples’ reviews saying that it was boring and it wasn’t very good. But I loved it. I love the writing, which is what people hated. I’m not going into super detail, but I do have a review of it if you wanna hear more!

doll bones Zach, Poppy and Alice have been friends for ever. They love playing with their action figure toys, imagining a magical world of adventure and heroism. But disaster strikes when, without warning, Zach’s father throws out all his toys, declaring he’s too old for them. Zach is furious, confused and embarrassed, deciding that the only way to cope is to stop playing . . . and stop being friends with Poppy and Alice. But one night the girls pay Zach a visit, and tell him about a series of mysterious occurrences. Poppy swears that she is now being haunted by a china doll – who claims that it is made from the ground-up bones of a murdered girl. They must return the doll to where the girl lived, and bury it. Otherwise the three children will be cursed for eternity . . .

 

Dolls are creepy. That’s a doll on the cover. ‘Nuff said.

 

 

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs.

It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

Again. Creepy little girl. ‘Nuff said for sure.

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer Mara Dyer believes life can’t get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.
It can.

She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember that killed her friends and left her strangely unharmed.
There is.

She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been through, she can fall in love.
She’s wrong.

Side note: I’M IN LOVE WITH THE UNBECOMING OF MARA DYER AND I’M REVIEWING IT TOMORROW. I FINISHED LAST NIGHT.

Alrighty. Enough of that, moving on.

Top five Halloween movies:

Hocus Pocus. Duh.

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Halloweentown. The first one of course.

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The Nightmare Before Christmas. Again, duh.

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Sleepy Hollow

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The Conjuring

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I don’t have as many Halloween books to choose from as I do movies. I’m obsessed with scary movies. Actually, just creepy stuff in general. But as I said above, I shall be reviewing Mara Dyer tomorrow and I’m so excited. I loved it so much, I’m reading the second now!

I hope everyone has a fantabulous day/evening/morning/whenever you’re reading this and happy reading!