Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Spooky Reads

Wow, I haven't done a TTT since June? That sucks. I always enjoy reading The Broke & The Bookish topics and this week's is a freebie, so I thought I'd do my top 10 spooky reads. I've actually never done this topic before, that I know of, so this should be fun! I love reading scary books during October, it really gets me in the mood. I'm kind of a weenie though, so these will probably be on the lighter side of scary lol.

1. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman --There was a hand in the darkness, and it held a knife. The perfect amount of spine-tingling and heartfelt love for the boy named Nobody. A great family read. (Coraline too!)

2. Edgar Allen Poe graphic novels --I recommend these over just reading the stories. You get a lot more of the meaning and background of the poems/stories. Plus, creepy pictures like this one.

3. Haunted by Eileen Maksym --if you're a weenie like me, you can still read this book. Just do it in the middle of the afternoon when the sun is shining and there are plenty of (living) people in the house, but make sure they can't sneak up on you! Oh and watch out for jumpy cats who like to stare at the wall behind you until you're sure there's a giant spider hanging over your shoulder. Yeah, don't read this with them in the room. But do read it! :)

4. Christopher Pike or RL Stine --the kings of teenage scare-itude (yes, I just made that word up). My favorites are Master of Murder and the Baby-Sitter series.

5. The Dollhouse Murders by Betty Ren-Wright --omg, I so need to reread this one this week! It was my very favorite ghost/scary story as a young child!

6. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness --this is way, way more than just a scary story. Actually, you should maybe more scared of crying in public with this one!

7. Dollhouse (Dark Carousel #1) by Anya Allyn --this book legit terrified me. Apparently, the thing I'm most scared of is dollhouses lol.

8. Rachel Rising graphic novels by Terry Moore --people keep dying and coming back to life. Rachel has to figure out how and why. Lots of blood and gruesomeness in this one!

9. Hater series by David Moody --a virus has turned normal people into vindictive, vicious killers. Anyone can become a hater: your neighbor, your dad, you. This book has a zombie feel without actually being zombies. Lots and lots of blood (duh, just look at the cover!)

10.Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore --an interesting blend of magic and old Texas history. And within that magic, there is something we don't see very often: witches mixed with science mixed with ghosts.
(not sure where this is from, if you know please comment!)


  1. The Dollhouse Murders is on My TTT list this week too! lol

    1. Great minds! :) Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Great List!
    My ttt

  3. I haven't read any of the books you've listed in your post this week. Quite a few of them sound really good, so I'll have to add them to me ever growing reading wishlist.

    Here's a link to my TTT post for the week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2015/10/top-ten-tuesday-10-literary-halloween.html

    1. I hope you like them! thanks for stopping by :)