Top Ten Tuesday: Is It Ghosts?

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is a Halloween Freebie. I’ve read a few books recently that involve ghosts in some way so I thought I’d highlight novels where ghosts are a prominent aspect of the story. Whether or not the ghosts are actually real in the stories is another matter entirely.

The Dead Romantics by Ashley Poston: This might be the cutest, non-scary ghost book ever because it’s a romance! What happens when you fall in love with a ghost? Yep… so fun!

City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab: I love the atmospheric details of this series. They’re all so perfectly chilling for a ghost story.

The Language of Ghosts by Heather Fawcett: This book’s title wouldn’t make sense if ghosts weren’t involved somehow! This is a fun, middle grade fantasy so the ghosts aren’t too spooky in this one.

House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig: This 12 Dancing Princesses retelling is an eerie ghost-centric story with a super atmospheric setting.

Jackaby by William Ritter: I love that one of the main characters is a ghost in this series. Just casually haunting a paranormal investigators house every day.

The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater: I don’t want to say too much about the ghost element in this series because that might spoil something, but there are a lot of interesting paranormal things happening in this series. One of them is a ghost.

Ghost of Camp Whispering Pines by Susan Korman: This book is part of the Magic Attic Club series and I don’t know why but it freaked me out so much as a kid whenever I would read it. I had nightmares about the ghost child for so long.

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens: Can’t have a ghost book list without this classic! Especially since there are so many ghosts are in this book.

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen: Technically, this book doesn’t actually have ghosts either, but since Catherine is so fixated on ghosts and gothic fiction that I’m counting it as a ghost book.

The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux: This is also another classic that involves the idea of ghosts more than it actually includes ghosts. But The Phantom is like the OG ghost so I have to include him here.

What are your favorite ghost stories? Don’t forget to join the link-up!

14 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Is It Ghosts?

    • Oh, yeah! Coraline is definitely creepy. I’ve only read Carrie by Stephen King and wasn’t really impressed or a fan. It wasn’t spooky but I’m sure he has others that are scarier!


    • I haven’t read Gallant yet. For me, Schwab can be hit or miss so I’m not sure if I’ll ever pick up Gallant. Maybe someday, but it’s not like a high priority book to read right now.


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