Top Ten Tuesday #12
I hope everyone has their costumes ready and their game faces on because it’s HALLOWEEN, y’all! Perhaps you’ve picked up on the fact that I’m a fan of the holiday and thus in super high spirits today! And whether you’re with me on this or not I wish you all a:
As for today’s post, it’s
Halloween Tuesday, which means it’s time for another round of TOP TEN TUESDAY hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
Today’s topic is HALLOWEEN FREEBIE and I can’t wait to see what all you guys and ghouls have come up with!
Personally, I chose to incorporate one of my favorite parts of the holiday: Halloween movies. For this week’s list, I highlighted a tagline or quote from the movie, provided the movie title via poster, and provided a prompt to find it’s book equivalent. I wanted to go this route because it was fun and felt like it could be used again for future spooky posts! Plus it gave me an excuse to create a Halloween theme for all the photos in this week’s post.
If that description didn’t make sense, head on down to my list of “Top Ten Halloween Movies and Their Bookish Counterparts.”
1) “We all go a little bit mad sometimes…”
Hands down, Joe from Caroline Kepnes’ You series. While it’s unclear if he shared the mommy issues the plagued good ol’ Norman Bates, it’s absolutely evident that he was one twisted stalker who’s charisma somehow left you rooting for him.
2) “There are some doors that should never be opened…”
So, yeah. I probably should have gone with Gaiman’s book, but it seemed way too obvious to use the source material. Instead, I decided to go with one of my favorite sci-fi reads of the year: Dark Matter that housed multiple universes instead of just one with button-eyes.
3) “I want to play a game…”
Although I’m highlighting Gone Girl (because it boarded the hype train and never got off), any of Flynn’s twisted bestsellers could have done the trick. Flynn definitely likes playing games with her readers and crafting big twists from typical plot lines. If you’re looking for a new spooky author, give her earlier works a go!
4) “Let’s do the Time Warp again…”
I toggled back and forth for a hot minute when it came to selecting the book for this tagline. My first instinct was Outlander, but I’ve recently featured that on my blog and bookstagram. Ultimately, King’s time-bending novel 11/22/63 about a diner porthole that could lead to an epic change in history won out!
5) “If only they knew she had the power…”
Turns out the only topic I have more books on than time-travel is vendetta/revenge reads. Not sure what that says about me, but it did make this prompt easy peasy to answer. Nevernight was the obvious choice given the
protagonist main character in each medium is a provoked teenage girl ready to dish out some serious vengeance.
6) “Dun nuh nuh nah. *Snap Snap* Dun nuh nuh nah. *Snap Snap*….”
If the Addams Family was just about one eerie family member in an otherwise typical family, I 100 percent would have selected Sasha from This Darkness Mine. Because, for real, girl had issues. Windows, anyone? However, this is an ensemble prompt and the only Gothic, mysterious, and “all together ooky” family I could think of was the Dollangangers.
7) “No matter what he’ll always be special…”
It isn’t truly Halloween until Burton gets worked into the schedule. One of my favorite — but not necessarily holiday-specific — titles is Edward Scissorhands featuring my first crush Johnny Depp. There are a lot of parallels between Auggie (from Wonder) and Edward and as soon as I saw the movie poster, I knew I had to pair them up. I’d like to think they’d be friends in real life and take turns giving each other standing ovations.
8) “I put a spell on you…”
The Sanderson Sisters always spark my interest in Salem and the “true” witchy tales that originate from history. Rees’ journal-styled story about a young healer hiding in her Puritan village from those that would execute her if they knew the truth is a perfect addition to any Halloween reading list.
9) “Who you gonna call?”
This probably seems completely out of the pumpkin patch (Halloween twist on out of left field??? Idk lol), but I know as readers we all go through slumps. And with slumps come our sure-fire methods for climbing out of them. For some it’s turning to a favorite genre. For others it’s turning to a favorite read. For me, it’s turning to The Deal. Don’t let the ab-tastic cover fool you! This book packs heart, heavy issues, humor, and — all right, yes — hunky hockey players. So basically Kennedy’s who I’m calling when I need to
save the city get out of a slump!
10) “Reunite with the gang…”
For me, no Halloween would be complete without a quick check in on my favorite wizard, Harry! There’s just something about this story that screams fall and has me craving a returning to Hogwarts, Hogsmeade, and hitting up Diagon Alley with Hagrid! And even though I’ve read this so many times the spine is practically falling apart, I’m always down for the journey! Race you to Platform 9¾!
Well there your have it! My Halloween Movie/Book matches! I hope you enjoyed my take on this week’s topic and the Hallowthemed- photography! Look forward to your thoughts and commentary!
And, as always: Happy Reading!