The topic for Top Ten Books today is Top Ten Books Perfect For Reading Around Halloween.

We did this last year, too, and I have a few additions:

1, Dracula by Bram Stoker is, of course, the classic. I read it a few months ago and it’s still as good as ever.

2, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley is another classic with both science fiction and horror elements.

3, I am Legend by Richard Matheson which was surprisingly good and different from the movie.

4, The three Xombies books by Walter Greatshell had an interesting twist about zombies; it’s a virus, not undeath.

5, Boneshaker by Cherie Priest has steampunk, dystopia, and zombies.

6, The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells is especially creepy if you love animals.

7, Blood Magic by Matthew Cook. The main character Kirin can control corpses. The book has a very intense atmosphere.

8, Nightwalker by Jocelynn Drake. The main character is an old vampire and not the sparkly kind. I surprised myself by liking it a lot.

9, Ex-Heroes and Ex-Patriots by Peter Clines combines superheroes with the zombie apocalypse.

10, Unholy Ghosts by Stacia Kane. The main character Chess banishes ghosts for a living.