October 25: Top Ten Scary Books On My TBR
In honour of Halloween, this week’s prompt was anything related to the creepiest holiday of the year. I personally love writing TBR posts, so this list comprises ten scary (in some way or other) books I plan to read in the not too distant future.
1. Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
I’m not sure whether it’s just the covers of this series that give me the creeps, but this seems like the perfect autumnal book in every way.
2. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
This paranormal series sounds incredibly creepy, (and has just been sitting on my shelves for almost two years).
3. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
Gillian Flynn writes amazingly scary books! I loved Gone Girl and The Grownup; they were both spine-tinglingly tense.
4. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Vampires are definitely scary: I don’t know whether these particular ones fall into the “good” or “evil” category, but they certainly capture Halloween perfectly.
5. Room by Emma Donoghue
I’ve managed to avoid most spoilers and I intend to keep it that way – I know it’s a psychological thriller with a twist. Sounds like perfect autumn reading to me.
6. The Woman In Black by Susan Hill
Having watched the movie and being suitable scared, I’m looking forward to reading this creepy and supernatural novel.
7. Half Bad by Sally Green
With witches at its core, this appears to be another perfect Halloween read. It’s also received some stellar reviews.
8. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Featuring werewolves, I know little else about this series, except that it has been on my radar for a couple of years.
9. The Girl With All The Gifts by M.R. Carey
I don’t think I’ve ever read a zombie novel, but this one intrigues me, especially since it was nominated for a number of awards.
10. The Call by Peadar Ó Guilín
This book has received excellent reviews: I don’t tend to read horror novels, but there’s just something about this one that captivates me.
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