Top Ten Tuesday: Halloween-esque Backlist Books On My TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. and is currently being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is “Halloween/Creepy Freebie.” Yay for the Halloween themed freebie topic this week! If it wasn’t obvious from the Halloween makeover my blog has undergone this month, I’m a big fan of the holiday. Although I love picking up creepy books every October, I don’t get a chance to read as many as I’d like. So for this freebie topic I am listing ten Halloween-esque books still on my TBR. These have been on said TBR for at least two years. One day I will read all of these (please don’t laugh). Covers are linked to Goodreads.


1. Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman – I’ve owned this one for several years and am a little ashamed I haven’t read it. With the adaptation coming out, I feel like it’s more imperative than ever that I read this one. 

2. Daughter Unto Devils by Amy Lukavics – I’ve only read one book by this author and what a shame as she consistently produces the creepiest sounding books.

3. In the Shadow of the Blackbirds by Cat Winters – I have to catch up on two of Winters’ novels, but this is the one I own and the one I need to reach for first. 

4. The Casquette Girls by Alys Arden – I really don’t know much about this book other than a few bloggers I trust loved it when I added it to my TBR a couple of years ago.

5. Dreamfall by Amy Plum – I should have already read this one. It combines two of my favorite things: dreams and horror. Now I’m kicking myself for not putting this on this year’s October TBR.

6. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke – I really need to read more books by this author. I even have this one and have heard several people say it’s really good. Don’t know what’s keeping me from it

7. A Taste for Monsters by Matthew J. Kirby – Another book I’m regretting not putting on my October TBR. I heard this one is charming and sometimes a charming horror read is just what the doctor ordered.

8. Rags & Bones: New Twists on Timeless Tales by Various – I remember how excited I was for this one, but I never got around to reading it. I think it was my fear of anthologies that kept me away.

9. The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff – This is the only Brenna Yovanoff novel I haven’t read. I really like how weird and creepy her stories are, so no excuse for not getting to this one.

10. Suffer the Children by Craig DiLouie – I don’t remember much about this one, but it sounded really creepy at the time and I heard pretty good reviews. I couldn’t find a copy of it for a while, so ended up kind of losing interest.

Have you read any of these? Which Halloween-esque novel have you had on your TBR for years? Let me know in the comments and be sure to leave me a link to your own TTT post, so I can visit.

47 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Halloween-esque Backlist Books On My TBR

  1. Most of these are unfamiliar to me (probably because I’m not a horror or creepy story fan!!), but I think April Genevieve Tucholke is a familiar name – and the book looks as if I’ve seen it on lists, too! Hope you enjoy all of these if/when you read them, Alicia. 🙂

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  2. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea has an intriguing cover. I haven’t read any of these books yet, but I did read a couple of these authors’ short stories in Slasher Girls and Monster Boys, the only creepy book I read this month.

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  3. I haven’t read any of these! But The Casquette Girls and Rags & Bones both sound really interesting. I’m a little skeptical of anthologies too, but I love fairytale retellings!

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  4. I really don’t read many creepy books, but am surprised I am not familiar with more of these. I think I know two of them, but I have to say, that Suffer the Children cover is pretty creepy.

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  5. I haven’t read any of these either, but Daughters Unto Devils sounds especially creepy! I’ve started and restarted Good Omens many times but haven’t really been able to get into it sadly.

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