“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.
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.
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.
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!
I haven’t mentioned this book in at LEAST a month!
The locals in that book were PLENTY superstitious.
As for magic, HOW ELSE WOULD ONE EXPLAIN THE DEATHLESS MAN?
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.
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.)
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.
Please please please support them if you can.
Offer hope to those who hurt.
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.
Holding a flexibound book soothes me.
And my burning rage toward Brocklehurst and Helen will keep me warm all through the night.
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.
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
DID ANYONE ELSE KNOW THIS WAS A BOOK?
I must read it.