Tuesday, 27 October 2020

Spooky Scary Book Tag!

Halloween is fast approaching but it's not our usual Halloween this year...
(Thanks again, covid.)

I've been mostly off the blog this past couple of months as I just don't have any mojo at the moment... But it's Halloween! I love Halloween! I want to celebrate it in whatever small ways I can.
And so, I nab Lili's Spooky Scary Book Tag and I post!

1. What goes bump in the night?
Name a book that has legitimately scared you while reading it.
Moon by James Herbert. 
I'd picked up his latest release at the time, Once, at the train station and enjoyed it even though it was a bit weird and creepy. So, when I saw one of his older titles - Moon - on sale in a budget book store, I grabbed it thinking it would be in a similar vein but it was not. It was an OMG I'm going to sleep with a light on for months, don't leave me alone at night time ever, kind of brain fuck and was, not coincidentally, the last book I ever read in this genre.

Moon was a good read though... Yes, it traumatised my fragile psyche but it doesn't mean it wasn't a good read, lol.

2. Jack O’ Lanterns and Classic Costumes:
A book you always reach for during Halloween time. 
I don't have one but I have a preference for witchy reads this time of year. 
Currently, I'm reading The Witches of East End and Practical Magic.

3. Black Cats and Magic Mirrors:
A book you love that is laced with superstition and/or magic.
I'm going the Alex Craft series by Kalayna Price.
This series is full of magic and the fae... I think it fits the bill quite nicely. 
(And the final book - Grave War - releases in November which is exciting!)

4. Witch’s Brew:
Favorite witch character in any book/series.
Rachel Morgan from The Hollows series!

5. Ghouls and Ghosts:
A book that still haunts you to this day (good or bad).
I loved Lili's answer to this question (The Song of Achilles) but a book series that's haunted me for years is the Boudica series by Manda Scott. 
It's been fifteen years (more since I read the first one) and I'm still not okay... 

6. Haunted Graveyard:
You’re all alone in a haunted graveyard, you get ONE book to give you comfort, which is it?
A single book?! No! No, I refuse. I can't. My comfort reads are series... Like, all of them. 
I'm taking my kindle. 

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

I don't think I have a favourite... I like mixed worlds where all the spooky creatures mingle.
Anything by Ilona Andrews is a favourite. 

8. In the dead of night: 
Pick a book with a black cover.
Erm... There are several listed throughout this post already! lol. However, I do like the "adult" versions of the Harry Potter books and they're black/dark covers...


If you want to participate in the tag, consider yourself tagged!

Shared to Top Ten Tuesday since it's Halloween freebie week!


  1. I like the Harry Potter adult covers. :) Great post!

  2. I really ought to read Practical Magic sometime.

    My post.

  3. Fun tag! I enjoyed reading your answers.

    Happy TTT!

  4. Glad you wanted to celebrate with us! You know I don't do scary books, so I have nothing to contribute here.

  5. I've been having trouble with motivation as well. I love this post though and I need to find Moon!

  6. Great tag, I’ve not read any James Herbert but I’ll avoid Moon to start with!

  7. So so many good books listed here!! The author of The Hollows books, Kim Harrison, lives about an hour from me and I would go to all of her book signings. I love that series so much. :) I am a fan of a witchy witch book too.

    And I feel like I lost my mojo for a bit too - but it is coming back! I hope Halloween helps you find yours!

  8. I love those editions of Harry Potter! They do look very grown-up. I still have the HP books I got as a child, and they’ve been read nearly to death.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  9. Yes, anything by Ilona Andrews is my favorite.

    Anne - Books of My Heart

  10. I LOVE Halloween so you would think I would read spooky things but nope lol

    I used to but that was back when I was in high school.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

  11. Fun!! I love Halloween. I used to hate scarier books, but I really love them now. Though some definitely freak me out more than others. LOL