Hi everyone! Today I’m going to be participating in The Spooky Scary Book Tag, which I recently found on I’m All Booked Up YA‘s blog. This tag was created by Shelby Masako.
What Goes Bump in the Night
Name a book that legitimately scared you while reading it
I can’t think of a book that’s completely scared me whilst reading it – but I think the closest any book has come would have to be As Good As Dead by Holly Jackson. A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder is one of my favourite series of all time and I loved the darker direction the finale took. There were definitely some actions in there that shocked me, and I was very scared for Pip!
Jack-o’-Lanterns & Classic Costumes
A book you always reach for during Halloween time
I don’t think there’s a book I always reach for during Halloween… But I do often find myself gravitating towards Karen M. McManus’ books! This year’s pick will be Nothing More To Tell, which only released last month. I’m super excited to get into it – here’s to hoping it’s just as good as her other books!
Black Cats & Magic Mirrors
A book you love that is laced with superstition and/or magic
I actually really love the magic in Benjamin J. Ryan’s Beckoning Of The Gate! He was kind enough to send me a copy at the start of the year and I ended up really enjoying it – in fact, it was that book which got me reading more fantasy! This was the first (and I think only) book I’d read which featured the fae and I found learning about the different seelie and unseelie fascinating. One thing’s for sure: the world-building was superb!
Favorite witch character in any book/series
I didn’t want to pick Harry Potter for this as I know there’s so many other amazing, less talked about books which feature witches – but I realised whilst writing this that I haven’t read any of them! With that being said, my favourite witch would be Ginny Weasley from the Harry Potter series. I think she’s incredibly talented and I love her spirit (in the books, that is – we don’t talk about the movies…)!
Ghouls & Ghosts
A book that still haunts you to this day (good or bad)
I am going to have to go with Last One To Die by Cynthia Murphy. I think by now if you’re a regular reader you’ll know how much I despised this book. It just didn’t work for me – I went in looking for a deadly, twisty mystery with lots of action and what I got was a cheesy romance with a couple of deaths in the mix. The main character was so stupid and don’t even get me started on the twist. With that being said, I think most of the reason I didn’t enjoy this was the marketing – I think it was really misleading but there could be the audience for this out there somewhere.
You’re all alone in a haunted graveyard; you get one book to give you comfort. Which is it?
I think To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han will always be a comfort series for me. I remember reading them for the first time years ago and absolutely falling in love with Lara Jean’s world. When I read them again a couple of years later, I remember getting all those old feelings back tenfold, as parts of her journey were really relatable and relevant to what I was currently going through. Overall, this is just a really nostalgic series for me!
Favorite supernatural creatures to read about
I actually really love reading books about sirens and mermaids! When I read To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo I absolutely adored it and it made me desperate for similar books. I just find reading about them so interesting, and I love the ocean setting! However, they can be very hit or miss for me – for example I didn’t particularly enjoy Natasha Bowen’s Skin Of The Sea.
In the Dead of Night
pick a book with a black cover
I don’t think I can talk about scary books without mentioning The Island by C.L. Taylor! I absolutely love this book, it was one of my favourites last year and – if thrillers are your kind of thing – I think everyone should read it. I know I’ll definitely be rereading it in the future!
Have you read any of these? Will you be participating in this book tag? Let me know in the comments!
I hope you enjoyed this post!
11 thoughts on “The Spooky Scary Book Tag”
There are some really interesting reads on this list.
Thank you for sharing this tag with us. Love a good blogging tag!
We’re so glad that you participated and we love your answers. We were so nervous for Pip in As Good As Dead and we love that To All the Boys is your comfort read.
Loving the title about sirens and mermaids. Sounds intriguing.
I chuckled when I read you called the main character in ‘Last One To Die’ stupid 😂 I think we’d make good friends in real life. Just telling it like it is. I loooooved To All The Boys I’ve Loved series. Beautiful and easy 💛
What a fun tag and you chose well! I need to read more Jenny Han!
A great tag! I am not good with spooky or scary films and probably books. These sound interesting though and perfect for spooky lovers. Thank you for sharing.
Lauren – bournemouthgirl
I haven’t yet read any scary books but always love scary stuff in this season. It was my first time to know there are books for Halloween to be honest haha.
Oh what a fun book tag! I’m currently reading It by Stephen King, but I don’t know if I’ll even be able to finish it before Halloween! It’s a huge book!
Amazing ideas, specially To All the Boys.
I don’t think I read anything spoky..
As Good As Dead made us so nervous! Great tag!
Great tag! As Good As Dead was certainly a nerve-wracking read!