Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week a new theme is suggested for bloggers to participate in. This week’s prompt is A Halloween Freebie!
Hello Readers! How have we almost made it to Halloween? It’s a strange feeling: wanting this year to be over AND wanting time to slow down. I know I’m not the only one who has books left on their yearly reading challenges. 😉 Covid-19 is ramping up again here in the U.S.—and we’re living through the election from hell, as well. To say life is stressful is an understatement. BUT I’m hopeful common sense and truth will prevail.
This week is a Halloween Freebie week. I decided to take a look at the spookiest books on my TBR (to be read) list. I finally read The Shining last Halloween, which was only my third full-length Stephen King novel, and I’m eager to read more, so he holds two places on my list. Let’s take a look!
(Link to Goodreads synopsis through book title.)
- Misery by Stephen King – I’ve seen the film, but never read the book.
- Firestarter by Stephen King – I saw this film, as well, years ago, but I hear the book is better, of course. 😉
- Slasher Girls & Monster Boys by April Genevieve Tucholke – This is the Halloween selection I’m currently reading for this year. It will also fill “an anthology” prompt on my challenge.
- Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake – I own this one, but still haven’t read it. It keeps surviving my yearly un-hauls. The reviews are too good to pass on it.
- Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury – I’ve wanted to read this book for years. I’m not sure why I haven’t. So many readers say it brings autumn to life.
- The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich – Another one I’ve owned for awhile but it still waits on my shelf. Maybe YOU can convince me to read it… or unhaul it.
- Snowblind by Christopher Golden – I own this one, as well, and every year I consider passing it on. Then I read the first chapter and want to read more. But the ratings on Goodreads aren’t great. Have you read it?
- Dark Places by Gillian Flynn – I’ve only read Gone Girl by Flynn, but I would like to read this one and Sharp Objects, as well.
- Watchers by Dean Koontz – I’m a Koontz fan, and have been for years, but I’ve never read this one. It seems to have very polarizing reviews, which only makes me want to read it more. 🙂
- We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson – The Haunting of Hill House was perfectly spooky, so of course I want to read the other selection by Ms. Jackson.
Have you read any of these? What’s your favorite spooky read? Let me know in the comments!