Halloween Creatures Book Tag!

Yes, that’s right! Halloween is upon us and it’s time for some spooky fun!! Even though it’s been ages since I’ve done a tag, I can never resist doing a creepy, themed one for All Hallows Eve! So buckle up, cos it’s gonna get freaky 😉 (or, you know, not, cos I don’t really do scary 😉 )

Thank you so much to the lovely Dany @Perspective of a Writer, the wonderful Mel @Meltotheany, the fantastic Raven @Dreamy Addictions and the great Samantha @Modern Witch’s Bookshelf for tagging me! You guys are the greatest! (and seriously- check out their blogs, cos they’re all amazing!!)


  • Answer all prompts.
    • Answer honestly.
    • Tag 1-13 people.
    • Link back to this post.
    • Remember to credit the creator. (Anthony @ Keep Reading Forward)
    • Have fun!

Witch: A magical character or book

Gonna start off with something fun here and go with Witches Abroad! In my totally biased opinion, the Discworld is one of the most magical and unique universes out there!

Werewolf: The perfect book to read at night

Bear and the Nightingale– cos I like to be cosy (and not spooked out!) I also think fairy tales and retellings are such a great thing to read before bed! (yes I am aware I’m sounding like an absolute kid right now!)

Frankenstein: A book that truly shocked you

Titus Andronicus– Even though I knew a huge amount of what happens going in, it still managed to knock me for six!

The Devil: A dark or evil character

Jacob Black- yeah, I’m going there- however much I dislike Sparkles the Creepy Vampire Stalker, it’s always crazy to me that there was ever a Team Jacob. The guy *literally* sexually assaults a girl that rejected him and refuses to take no for an answer. And if that wasn’t enough, he then develops a paedophilic obsession with her daughter. Yeahhh Jacob’s going straight to bookish hell.

Grim Reaper: A character that never should have died

You know who I mean. It just felt like such a waste- a heart-wrenching, devastating waste.

Zombie: A book that made you hungry for more

WHERE IS WINDS OF WINTER?!?! (and my dragons)

Gargoyle: A character that you would protect at all cost

Always gonna be Baz 😉 (not that he needs my help!) Only, this book makes me go gaga for him!

Vampire: A book that sucked the life out of you

It was sooooo dull. I could barely gather the energy to pick it up, so I eventually DNF’d it. But it still managed to throw me into the longest slump I’ve ever had- which is the bookworm equivalent of being undead.

Ghost: A book that still haunts you


Demon: A book that really scared you

I know I scare easily, but this book FREAKED ME OUT!

Skeleton: A character you have a bone to pick with

I only finished this recently and really none of the characters made much sense to me- but I was especially flummoxed by *all* the main character’s decisions. I have so many questions for her that go something like: whyyywhatwho were you doing this all for?!

Mummy: A book you would preserve throughout time

I’d love to go store this somewhere, I dunno, like a cemetery of forgotten books- it seems appropriate somehow 😉

Creepy Doll: A cover too scary to look at

Gotta be one of the Miss Peregrine books- but to be super original I’m gonna go with the Hollow City one- kinda makes me want to *run away*!!

The Monster Mash- It’s fun to be with friends on Halloween! Tag your friends!

Kat, Way Too Fantasy, Zezee, Raistlin, J. W. Martin, Kelly and Lit Lemon Books

That was fun! What do you think? And which book has haunted you the longest? Let me know in the comments!

76 thoughts on “Halloween Creatures Book Tag!

  1. I have actually read some of these! Miss Peregrine and Pratchett were both sooo good! And the bear and the nightingale was one of my fav books of 2017!

    For spooky/scary-ish stories, I always found Rebecca haunting. My Cousin Rachel too. And recently I read We Have Always Lived in the Castle and that was pretty creepy too (in a good way)

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  2. Great tag! I definitely agree that the Discworld witches are the best! I love most things disc world but the witches will always be my favorite.

    Also agree with Crooked Kingdom and Hollow City.

    I thought I read the Tess book but it’s not on my goodreads and I can’t remember anything about it. Maybe I need to read it “again”.

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  3. I feel like I need to add all these to a wishlist. I don’t agree with you about Jacod 🙂 but it’s fun to read other opinions. God I read those books too much. I was reading the second Dance Of Dragons book by George R.R.Martin but stopped to read my Halloween themed books. I couldn’t get into the Mysteries of Udolpho either! It’s mentioned in Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen but I could not get past the first few pages. I love Thomas Hardy and that book hurt. I also love Carlos Ruiz Zafon, I have a signed copy of his latest waiting to be read. I would so much love to go to the Cemetary of Forgotten books 🙂 The only book that’s really haunted me was Others by James Herbert, he says in the epilogue that it’s based on a true story! That always gets me when they say that. There might be another but I can’t remember, terrible memory.

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    1. hehe fair enough. And thanks. Yeah I also read mysteries of udolpho cos I’d always been curious thanks to its mention in northanger abbey- it turns out it really was the oversensationalised novel they made it out to be 😉 I love Hardy too! Ahh wow that’s incredible!!! That’s cool- I should check it out!

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  4. Oh my heavens, yes, about Twilight — by the end of New Moon, I was 110% Team Jacob, because the Sparkly Vampires were *much* creepier in the books than the movies. But by halfway through Eclipse, I couldn’t take it anymore, and really wanted to use Meyer’s own book to smack her upside the head. Before I finished reading the series, I’d heard how it ended, and thought, “That can’t POSSIBLY be it. People must’ve misunderstood.” But, nope, they were absolutely right. It’s exactly why I won’t ever try anything else by this author. If you ask me, she’s got a screw loose.

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  5. Great choices! I love The Shadow of the Wind and The Bear and the Nightingale. And the Discworld is fantastic! I’ve still got to read the Six of Crows duology though, oops. I’m sure I’ll still get round to it before we get Winds of Winter though haha.

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  6. Thanks for the tag! You’ve got some great choices here, though when I saw that your “someone who shouldn’t have died” answer was someone from Crooked Kingdom, I had to scroll past it really fast since I’m so behind on reading!

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      1. Love your answers and the gif’s! 😂
        I totally agree with you on The Bear And The Nightingale! It makes a perfect night time read especially in fall and winters. I also hated that tragic unnecessary death at the end in crooked kingdom. 😭
        I was never a fan of Jacob black in twilight but him imprinting on bella’s daughter was totally eww.

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  7. The Bear and the Nightingale is totally a perfect bedtime read, it’s so atmospheric and wonderful. I haven’t read Tess of the D’Urbervilles yet, but I’ve read enough Hardy to know it won’t be a pleasant experience. I’m still mad at Crooked Kingdom!

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  8. Great answers for this tag. I definitely agree The Bear and the Nightingale is the perfect book to read at night, there’s just something about it that even though it’s not what I’d class as a “horror” books means I still think it would be the perfect read for Halloween/Fall/Winter.
    I definitely know which character you mean in Crooked Kingdom and I agree they should not have died, and all the covers for the Miss Peregrine’s series are pretty freaky. I didn’t pick up that series for the longest time because of them.
    Great post, and again great answer for this tag. 🙂 ❤

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  9. Awesome tag!! And FINALLY someone who also thinks that Jack Black deserves to go to Bookish hell!!! That guy was sooo UGH!! And I don’t know what was worse – him being like he was or the girls who actually liked him!! 😂 And one of the scariest books I read was The Shining – totally awesome but also totally scary! 😂

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    1. Thank you!! I’m really glad you agree!! EXACTLY!! He’s such a creep. And I don’t get why people were like “she chose wrong”- he was never an option, he just wouldn’t take no for an answer!! (ugh, sorry, still not over that!!) Ah yeah I’ve heard that- I’m just too scared to read it 😉

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      1. Totally understand about The Shining – I only gave it a try because a friend gifted me with a copy and kept asking how I liked it!! 😂 I still haven´t seen the film though, because I´m not sure I could stand Jack Nicholson glaring at me like that!! 😀 Also I´ve heard that Stephen King was so not okay with the adaptation, so I think I will keep away from it out of respect to the author – which is of course the only reason. 😉

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