Halloween Book Tag

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Halloween Book Tag!


It’s the most wonderful (and scary and fun and candylicious) time of the year!!

Scarlet Reader - dancing candy corn

That’s right. Halloween time! The best time!

Scarlet Reader - Halloween

I have a book tag dedicated to just that! I was looking around for one, but decided on one of my own. It’s fun and quick and I love sharing my interests with you!

When answering, use a book you’ve read or really want to read!

Something new…

A Semi Definitive List of Worst Nightmares – Krystal Sutherland

Semi Definitive List of worst Nightmares - The Scarlet Reader

Something old…

The Haunting of Hill House – Shirley Jackson

Scarlet Reader - Haunting of Hill House

A book with an orange cover.

Into the Cold Fire (Daughters of the Moon #2) – Lynne Ewing

( I don’t usually like picking books from the middle of a series, and usually only go with the first book, but this cover is a favorite of mine and the series is so original.)

Scarlet Reader - Into the Cold Fire

A scary book

Jay’s Journal – Anonymous

Jay's Journal

A book with witches

Practical Magic- Alice Hoffman

Practical Magic

A book with werewolves

Blood and Chocolate – Annette Curtis Klaus

(Do Not Judge Me LOL.)

B+C - banned Library

A book with vampires

Morganville Vampires: Glass Houses – Rachel Caine

(Actually the whole darn series <3)

Scarlet Reader - Morganville Vampires: Glass Houses &amp; The Dead Girls Dance

A book with one of your greatest fears

Awake – Natasha Preston


A fairy tale gone dark

Valiant – Holly Black

Valiant - Goodreads

An edge of your seat thriller.

There’s Someone Inside Your House – Stephanie Perkins

There's Someone Inside Your House

Three scary/paranormal/thrilling/magical books you’ll be reading this month!

Bloodlines – Richelle Mead

Bloodlines - The Scarlet Reader


The Space Between (hopefully) – Brenna Yovanoff

Space Between


Caraval – Stephanie Garber


If they’d like to participate, I’m tagging:

Always Trust In Books

A Cat. A Book, and A Cup of Tea

The Book Raven

A Court Of Coffee And Books

Trang (Bookidote)


Everyone feel free to partake! Just don’t forget to tag me since this is my book tag. 😉


More to come soon…



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All Hallows Read – A Book List

Scarlet Reader - Halloween

Halloween book list!


Halloween. Is there a better time for a book list! I think not! And there are so many scary books to choose from! If I haven’t said it enough, I LOVE Halloween. I can’t get enough of it and the books that come out during this time of year, I love to see which one will scare me the most.

So, grab a flashlight, hide under the covers, of even just dim the lights or sit by the fire…

Scarlet Reader - by the fire

Here are some killer YA books to pick up this scary season.


The Sacrifice Box
Author: Martin Stewart

Scarlet Reader - The Sacrifice Box

Don’t go back to the box alone.



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Hocus Pocus & The All New Sequel
Author: A. W. Jantha

Scarlet Reader - Hocus Pocus 2

The Sanderson Sisters are back for an encore.



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The Wood
Author: Chelsea Bobulski
Scarlet Reader - The Wood

It’s dark and sinister and alluring. Don’t go in alone or you might not come out.



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Little Monsters
Author: Kara Thomas

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Sometimes appearances cane be deceiving. 



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that’s NOT what happened
Author: Kody Keplinger
Scarlet Reader - that's NOT what happened

Finding the truth has it’s consequences.



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Paper Valentine
Author: Brenna Yovanoff
Scarlet Reader - Paper Valentine

Love can be killer.



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Something Strange and Deadly
Author: Susan Dennard
Scarlet Reader - Something Strange and Deadly

There is something strange and zombie on the loose…



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Unlucky 13 Book Tag

Scarlet Reader - 13 book tag

For years, the number 13 has been looked upon as unlucky and superstitious. Personally, it’s my favorite number and I’ve had nothing but luck with it. Though…I don’t have a lot of luck to begin with and I’m a major klutz, so…moving on!

There are many ways people avoid this number. Here are some fun and shivery factoids!

  • Many buildings will avoid having 13 floors. Hotels will skip right over the 13th floor. There’s not a row 13 on any plane either.

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  • At least 10% of the U.S. pop. is afraid of the number 13, the phobia known as triskaidekaphobia.
  • There are even connections back to The Last Supper, as Judas was the 13th guest to arrive at the supper and is the one who betrays Jesus.
  • In Norse mythology, 13 comes into play when treachery arrives in the form of Loki at a dinner party in Valhalla, the resting place for soldiers after the ultimate battle, as the 13th guest.
  • To get witchy for a moment, a traditional coven usually has only 13 members.

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  • And for those of you with those long names, if you have 13 letters in yours then you’re considered cursed in some cultures. Look at Charles Manson and Jeffrey Dahmer for example.

Got the shivers yet?

A book with a number in the title. (Extra points if it’s the number 13.)

1984 – George Orwell

1984 - flavorwire

This book didn’t scare me until the end. Serious heebie-jeebies with how it flipped my mind upside down. Many people are scared about how it relates to our present time and that’s even scarier.

A book with psychic(s).

Dark Visions – L.J. Smith

Scarlet Reader - 13 Book Tag - Dark Visions

Still a big favorite of mine. Really lit the way for psychic characters. In this one, L.J. Smith gives powers to psychics that’s dark and unimaginable.

A book with witches

Triple Moon & Double Eclipse (Witches of East End) – Melissa de la Cruz

Double Eclipse - Goodreads         Triple Moon

I actually just completed this little series and I really enjoyed it. With magic came the spoils. A lot of spoils. And a lot of drama over boys. This is proof that magic can come with riches and attitude.

A tragic book

We All Looked Up – Tommy Wallach

We All Looked Up

End of the world. Question life. Leave no regrets. This was eye-opening. I cried. Actually, there’s this part in the book and whenever I hear ‘Landslide’, the orchestral version, by Stevie Nicks, I think of it and cry. So beautiful. Really rips open my heart, as these kids set out to do the things they wished they’d down sooner.

A ‘dark’ book

The Stand – Stephen King

Scarlet Reader - 13 Book Tag

Apocalypse. The great fight between good and evil. Though a long read, I really got sucked into this and how it tied into magic and religion. Really intense and sometimes even scary when certain subjects were approached.

A book you can’t live without, like a lucky charm.

Blood and Chocolate – Annette Curtis Klause

B+C - banned Library

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it way too many times. I read this book every year. Even had to buy a new copy when my old one died. I LOVE this book. It sleep in the cubby next to my bed. I can’t live without this book. It encompasses so much-love, family, growing-up, trust, and more. Sweet moon.

Book with a black or blue cover.

Lightning – Dean R. Koontz


Not only a beautiful cover, but a beautiful story. A man goes back in time to save the woman he loves over and over, not stopping until he can get it right. How does lightning work into this? Every strike signals his arrival. Mystifying and really sweeped me off my feet.

If they’d like to participate, I’m tagging:

Elaine Howlin

5171 Miles Book Blog


Pages and Pugs


Spellbound Librarian

The Book Raven

(Just don’t forget to tag me since this is my book tag. 😉)

More to come soon…


P.S. Thank you to the History Channel and Mental Floss!

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Midnight Tease

Midnight Tease - Giphy

Happy Midnight Hour, my precious booknerds!

Shall I begin this post with the tradition song of Halloween???


This is my month! So excited. I look forward to dressing up this Halloween.

Reading this month will be filled with all kinds of spookiness. From witchiness to facing up to a curse that makes your worst fears come true. I can’t wait! There’s something about things that go bump in the night. It’s my kind of normal. Bring on the scary books, scary movies, overdose of sugar, and pumpkins!

Mum and I have put up our Halloween tree. It’s creeping and crawling with spiders and pumpkins and skeletons.

Halloween tree - The Scarlet Reader

We’d gotten the idea last year and then got really lucky to find a black Christmas tree. And yes, that’s a witch hat on top.

Anyway, here’s what’s coming for October!



Coming Soon…

Book browsing


Author: Bethany Wiggins

Stung - The Scarlet Reader

The sting of a bee turning people into mindless beasts and a girl stuck on the wrong side of it. I’m intrigued.


What a Girl Wants
Author: Lindsey Kelks

What a Girl Wants - The Scarlet Reader

Finishing up that summer reading!


A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares
Author: Krystal Sutherland

Semi Definitive List of worst Nightmares - The Scarlet Reader

Halloween isn’t Halloween without curses and fears!


Author: Stephanie Garber


A deadly game. I like games!


The Rules of Magic & Practical Magic
Author: Alice Hoffman

The Scarlet Reader

Googly-eyed here. Finally getting to read the books my FAVORITE MOVIE is based from. Can’t tell I’m EXCITED can you?




Unbreakable yes


black bird of the gallows
Author: Meg Kassel

black bird of the gallows - The Scarlet Reader


Author: Garth Nix

Ragwitch - The Scarlet Reader


Author: Richelle Mead

Bloodlines - The Scarlet Reader


Up For Review…

Up for Review


Bold Tricks
Author: Karina Hale

Bold Tricks - Scarlet Reader


The Hatching
Author: Ezekiel Boone

The Hatching


Ender’s Game
Author: Orson Scott Card

Ender's Game


to make monsters out of girls
Author: amanda lovelace

to make monsters our of girls - The Scarlet Reader


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