Spooky Scary Book Tag

“Spooky, Scary Skeletons” is my favorite seasonal song.

I listen to it on repeat.

Imagine my excitement when I found a spooky, scary book tag.


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This is a blessing. I have been blessed.


What goes bump in the night?

Name a book that has legitimately scared you while reading it

Quick tip: If you have an abusive background, avoid this thriller.

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I didn’t expect much from this book.

The ex-wife was crazy, the new wife innocent. Typical thriller stuff.

The first plot twist hit about halfway through.

After that, I had to know what happened.

Parts of this book were hard for me to read.

I was angry and horrified in equal measure.

But I was also afraid for the characters.

Very, very afraid.

And the twists kept coming.


Jack O’ Lanterns and Classic Costumes:

A book you always reach for during Halloween time

I’m set to mention The Scorpio Races at least TWICE MORE this season.

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I just picked it up again and it is PERFECT.

After this book, I restart The Raven Cycle. The first book opens in a graveyard.



Black Cats and Magic Mirrors

A book you love that is laced with superstition and/or magic

I’m struggling not to say The Raven Boys.

Even though it would be PERFECT.

Ooooh, the first book listed on Goodreads under “Popular Superstition Books” was The Tiger’s Wife!

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I haven’t mentioned this book in at LEAST a month!

The locals in that book were PLENTY superstitious.



Witch’s Brew

Favorite witch character in any book/series

I prefer magical creatures to humans with magical abilities.

…most of the time.

Because “witch” implies “female” (meaning I can’t choose Harry Potter), Elphaba wins by default.

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I liked Wicked well enough.

And that was the last time I ever read a witch book.


Ghouls and Ghosts:

A book that still haunts you to this day (good or bad)

(Spoilers for the following and a trigger warning for sexual assault.)

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Riley’s assault in the climax was awful to read.

The end of the book lists anti-trans violence statistics.

The numbers are ABSURDLY high.

Trans Lifeline and The Trevor Project offer resources to trans and gender non-binary people who need help.

Please please please support them if you can.

Offer hope to those who hurt.


Haunted Graveyard:

You’re all alone in a haunted graveyard, you get ONE book to give you

comfort. Which is it?

Congrats, Jane Eyre. You’ve been upgraded to a comfort read.

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Holding a flexibound book soothes me.

And my burning rage toward Brocklehurst and Helen will keep me warm all through the night.


The Undead:

Favorite supernatural creatures to read about (i.e. vampires, zombies, werewolves, etc)


…I like unicorns best.

Any type of magical, powerful equine, really.

Especially the murderous kind.

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Werewolves/regular wolves are my other favorite.

Also, shapeshifters. Those tend to cover a lot of bases.


In the dead of night:

Pick a book with a black cover


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I must read it.

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