Halloween Spooktacular Book Tag

The Halloween Spooktacular Book Tag was originally a reading challenge created by the Blogger Book Nook, a reading community full of bloggers that love to share their favourite books and authors, and have regular discussions. I actually found this tag on An Ocean Glimmer, so make sure you go and check out her answers.

This tag was actually the Blogger Book Nook’s their reading challenge for October 2017(!), but as I love all things spooky and Halloween related, I thought it would be perfect for me.

Halloween Spooktacular Book Tag

Q1) Has a book ever scared you silly? If so, which one was it and would you recommend it?

I’d have to say no… Although I’m always looking for new spooky books to read. So if you have a book in mind that you loved or even one that scared you, let me know in the comments.

Q2) Who is the most terrifying character you’ve ever come across?

Probably Pennywise? Although no book character has really terrified me.

Q3) Zombies, ghosts, or vampires – which are your favourites to read about?

Honestly I haven’t read many books with ghosts in them, in fact the only one that sticks out is Stephen King’s The Shining, and I don’t think I’ve ever read any zombie themed ones, although World War Z is on my TBR (to be read). So I’ll have to say vampires; from Bram Stoker’s Dracula to Stephanie Meyer’s “teen fluff” that is Twilight and the wonderful House of Night series (by PC and Kristen Cast) I’ve read my fair share of vampire themed novels.

Q4) Do you find horror movies or books scarier? Why?

Hmm… I’d have to say books as you’re using your imagination more.

Q5) What scary books would you recommend to someone new to the genre?

Stephen King, obviously, as he’s one of my favourite authors. The House of Night series, or classic horror monster stories like Dracula or Frankenstein are good shouts too.

I hope you enjoyed reading my answers to this tag, and if any Halloween lovers would like to do this one themselves, please feel free. 🎃

What horror or spooky books do you enjoy reading? Let me know in the comments.


  • Casey Anne

    October 29, 2019 at 15:56

    I definitely think reading books versus watching is much scarier. For some reason, the imagination of reading it makes it way more real and terrifying! Probably why I don’t read that many…I can’t even make it to the end!

    Casey Anne | https://itscaseyanne.com

  • Lisa Marie Alioto

    October 28, 2019 at 23:25

    Love the book tag idea -it was fun to read your personal responses!

  • Emily

    October 28, 2019 at 21:56

    I love horror stories so I’m a big fan of anything with ghosts in it! I think my all time favorite scary book has to be The Exorcist, which is also one of my favorite books of all time too. I think I love scary movies and scary books equally, just in different ways. Pennywise in either book or movie format is terrifying!

    This was a really fun post to read and perfect for bookworms during the Halloween season!

    Emily | https://www.thatweirdgirllife.com

  • Nic | Nic’s Adventures & Bakes

    October 28, 2019 at 21:11

    I’m not a fan of scary books, I think the scariest read was some of the Harry Potter books, with the Dementors in Prisoner of Azkaban

    Nic | Nic’s Adventures & Bakes

  • Jas

    October 28, 2019 at 18:07

    This is such a cute tag! I feel like I’d struggle with this as I don’t read many spooky books haha

    Jas xx

  • Bethany Jane

    October 28, 2019 at 17:33

    I love spooky stories but I haven’t really read many scary books! I did get a few chills from The Shining but that was it. I found it scarier than the movie and I think you’re right, it’s cause you have to use your imagination more! I haven’t read any of the classics yet, like Frankenstein or Dracula, but they are on my list! Loved reading your answers to these 🙂
    Beth x

  • Lisa

    October 28, 2019 at 17:23

    I don’t read spooky or horror because I am such a wuss, haha, but I have heard that The Woman in Black is very good. And I prefer books to movies too, for the same reason as you 🙂 Great tag post, Kim, loved reading your answers! x

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

  • Rums the Reader

    October 28, 2019 at 17:23

    Loved reading your answers to this spooky tag, I feel like answering these myself now! I also love Stephen Kings work as well as The House of Night series when I read them a while back. King always seems to write such good stories both more conventional horror or psychological, it’s like he has it all. Thanks for sharing your answers!

  • Amie Cadwallader

    October 28, 2019 at 17:21

    I’ve read some quite smooky books before, but not something that scares me!

    Love, Amie ❤

    The Curvaceous Vegan

  • kenna

    October 28, 2019 at 17:15

    If you’ve not read The Woman in Black already, that one is very spooky!

  • what corinne did

    October 28, 2019 at 17:15

    This is such a nice tag! I never read anythiing from Stephen King! But I am very excited to try Ninth House! I do love Leigh bardugo!

  • Jess

    October 28, 2019 at 17:10

    Pennywise also scared me! I find scary movies worse than books though

    Jess xx

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