We have been having fun with Top Ten Tuesday, so we decided we will do one every week. This bookish meme was hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and has been going since June 2010! Since January 2018 Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
This week’s topic is a Halloween Freebie. For me Halloween is the perfect night to spend reading atmospheric books, so here are ten atmospheric books (I think) that I’d love to curl up with and read on Halloween.
Every Exquisite Thing – Laura Steven
What could be better to read on Halloween than a horror-thriller retelling of The Picture of Dorian Gray? The cover even shows us that this is an atmospheric book. I love Laura Steven’s writing and I’m excited to sit down and read Every Exquisite Thing.
A Dowry of Blood – S.T. Gibson
The synopsis says that A Dowry of Blood the darkly seductive tale of Dracula’s first bride, Constanta. The cover and synopsis are giving me atmospheric vibes. Also, Halloween and Dracula seem to go hand in hand. So many people love this book and I’m excited to see what I think of A Dowry of Blood.
One for My Enemy – Olivie Blake
A story about two rival witch families also sounds like it’ll be perfect for Halloween. Olivie Blake has a way of writing that’s very atmospheric. I’ve seen so many good things said about One for My Enemy, that it’s time for me to sit down and read it.
House of Marionne – J. Elle
House of Marionne has a a society of magical elites and things like this also scream atmospheric to me for some reason. These societies always seem to have secrets and are dangerous in one way or another. House of Marionne is a book I’m really looking forward to read.
The Scarlet Veil – Shelby Mahurin
The Scarlet Veil is a dark and thrilling vampire romance. It seems to be a typical story of the hunter falling for the one she should be hunting. I love darker stories like this and I’m excited to see what the author does with a vampire romance.
If We Were Villains – M.L. Rio
If We Were Villains is a book I’ve seen everywhere and people seem to love it. I don’t know too much about it, but it seems to be an atmospheric book that has to do with a murder that took place years ago?
Spells for Forgetting – Adrienne Young
Spells for Forgetting is a mystery with a touch of magical realism that takes place in a small town. I honestly think this is the best kind of book for a dark and rainy night. I bought this book a couple of months ago and I’m excited to finally read it.
Starling House – Alix E. Harrow
A small town haunted by secrets and a sinister house? That sounds like a good combination. I love darker books that have houses that are either haunted or creepy in one way or another. It’s always interesting to see how everything plays out.
If I Have to Be Haunted – Miranda Sun
In If I Have to Be Haunted our main character is a ghost speaker that makes a deal to raise her nemesis from the dead. This is a contemporary fantasy, so I’m curious to see how dark it is, but the book sounds amazing.
The Library of Shadows – Rachel Moore
A haunted school, need I say more?!? There’s a library with secret passages and hidden tunnels and students that disappear. I haven’t seen many people talk about The Library of Shadows, but it sounds right up my alley.
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So that’s another Top Ten Tuesday! Here are ten atmospheric books I want to read and think would be perfect to curl up with on Halloween. Do you have any special plans for Halloween? Let me know in the comments. I’d love to hear from you.