Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
This week’s theme was “books I’d give different titles to”, which I love as a theme, but my creativity bank has been just about EMPTY lately, folks! I had plans originally to theme every October T10T to horror books and films, but sadly, I missed T10T altogether the last few weeks. Since I finally had the spoons to write up a list this week, I decided to talk about ten spooky reads on my TBR! Maybe these will inspire those of you who are looking for some new spooky reads, too!
1. Remains — Andrew Cull
grief, murder, haunted house, mental illness ← and one of my favorite horror authors!
2. Better Watch Out — Willow Rose
Christmas horror, scary Santa, short story, kindle unlimited ← I love a good Christmas scare!
3. Children of the Dark — Jonathan Janz
serial killers, ancient evil, coming-of-age horror, monsters/creatures, high body counts ← my favorite horror author; I can’t recommend Jonathan’s work highly enough!
4. We Live Inside Your Eyes — Kealan Patrick Burke
short story collection, old gods, creepy kids ← another favorite horror author of mine, Kealan’s short story collections are pure genius every time.
5. Off Season — Jack Ketchum
cannibalism, isolated cabins, graphic gore, kindle unlimited, did I mention cannibalism? ← after The Girl Next Door, I swore off Ketchum for a while, but everyone tells me this is a MUST-READ if you like extreme horror!
6. Pretty Marys All in a Row — Gwendolyn Kiste
urban legends, fairy tales, nursery rhymes, infamous “Mary”s, kindle unlimited ← I love anything that involves twisted nursery rhymes and urban legends!
7. Pretty Girls — Karin Slaughter
missing girls, shocking twists, explicit violence ← a thriller, not horror, but I’m told it’s pretty shockingly eerie and dark nonetheless…
8. How Much To…? — Matt Shaw
horror “games”/competitions, extreme violence/gore, kindle unlimited ← I dunno if anyone else can relate, but sometimes, I’m just in the mood for something as gross and dark as possible, and the reviews make it sound like this fits that description pretty well!
9. The Deep — Alma Katsu
historical horror, ghosts, haunted ships, Titanic ← Titanic-themed horror?! How could I NOT be all about this?
10. Echoes: The Saga Anthology of Ghost Stories — edited by Ellen Datlow
anthologies, ghost stories, tons of bestselling authors ← 800+ pages of my favorite horror theme: ghost stories? HELL. YES. And it includes some of my faves like Seanan McGuire and Nathan Ballingrud!
Did any of these spooky reads catch your eye, or have you read any of them? Let me know in the comments — or suggest a spooky read for ME to add to MY TBR!
— destiny ♥
Great list! The Deep is on my tbr list too. It sounds so good!
I’m pretty sure I’ll have nightmares tonight just from the title alone on We Live Inside Your Eyes. *shivers* C R E E P Y
Haha! I’ve never really let the title “sink in” until I read your comment, and I shivered a little. You’re right, it IS creepy!
Pretty Marys and The Deep sounds fantastic!
Glad you’re back! Hope you like these books when you get to them.
Great list! I haven’t heard of most of these, so I’ll have to check them out. 🙂
Thank you! 😀
I love your spooky list! I’ve added a fair few of these to my TBR, I quite enjoyed Pretty Girls.
When it comes to creepy reads I love the Red Eye series from Stripes, it’s a really diverse collection.
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Thank you! I’m not familiar with the Red Eye series, I’ll have to look that up!
Ngl, The Deep sounds AMAZING
Not only is ‘We Live Inside Your Eyes’ a spooky yet intriguing title, the cover’s also creepy! And as someone who’s looking for some spooky reads, THANK YOU for this list.
You’re welcome! 🙂 And yeah, I love Kealan’s covers. He designs them all himself and he’s so talented!
I love spooky reads, so I’m definitely saving this list for future reference. 🙂
Yaaaay! 🙂 I hope you find some you enjoy on here!
Ghost stories have always fascinated me. Here’s mine: https://pmprescott.blogspot.com/
I’m not a big fan of spooky books, but I hope you enjoy all of these!
My Top Ten Tuesday!
Happy reading! 🙂
‘My Creativity Bank Is Empty’..maybe that will turn up as a book title one day ?
That would HAVE to be a horror novel, lol!
I’ve wanted to read Pretty Girls for a long time, but have been too scared to do so. I love seeing it made your list for today.
I pretty much just added all of these to my TBR, lmao. Thank you.
Children of the Dark is lowkey terrifying, ahahaha. I think you will enjoy that one! I am adding The Deep to my TBR right now
I am so for the dark and disturbing. I may add The Deep and How Much to..? to my TBR.