Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted at The Broke and the Bookish.
For today’s Top Ten Tuesday, our topic is basically anything Halloween-themed! So I went with something pretty simple: ten horrific books I have yet to read!
*Titles lead to Goodreads and images link to my Instagram account.
#1. The Name of the Star
I’ve actually never read a Maureen Johnson before, and I’ve had this book on my Goodreads TBR since 2011! I’ve heard mixed things about this book in general, but I love both ghost stories and mysteries, so this book sounds like an awesome fit for me. 🙂
Again, I’ve never read a Neil Gaiman book. I did watch the Stardust movie, though, which was EPIC. I attempted to watch Coraline before as well, but remember giving up after a few minutes because I’m a wimp. ;D I want to read it, though!
#3. The Diviners
I have heard the best things about The Diviners (plus its sequel, Lair of Dreams)! I’ve been telling myself to read more historical books as well, so a historical horror YA sounds perfect for me!
I read Courtney’s All the Rage a while back and absolutely adored it! (You can check out my review here.) I’ve heard this one is totally scary, fast-paced and addictive… So I need to read it SOON. Also zombies–heck yeah I’m in!
#5. The Shining
I just want to give Stephen King’s books a shot in general, but I’m more inclined to either pick up The Shining or Carrie. Maybe even It if I’m feeling a bit brave. Anyway, this guy is basically the king of horror books, so it’s pretty much a shame to society not having read any of his books yet.
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Cat Winters is another highly acclaimed writer that I’ve never read from before. In the Shadow of Blackbirds is a historical horror with ghosts and the apocalypse… I am intrigued. But there are pictures, so… *shudders*
I’ve attempted to read from Rick Yancey once before–The 5th Wave, which I hated and decided never to finish. But EVERYONE says that this book is a must-read, even for people who hated his other YA series. I’m not sure if I can count the times this book has been recommended to me.
#8. Doll Bones
Dolls are the scariest things for me, right up there next to ghosts. I’ve heard this book is both cute and creepy at the same time (according to Giselle), so that’s very interesting. Also, hello, that cover is super gorgeous.
Fearscape is written by one of my awesome Goodreads friends, Nina Campbell. She writes the most detailed, helpful and honest reviews–if her writing style for her novel is anything like her reviews, then this book’s probably kick-ass.
I’ve owned this book for a year now, and I still haven’t read it. Guess why–because it has pictures! As you know, any visual horror will creep the fuck out of me, so yes, this book is still collecting dust on my shelves. Whoops.
And there you have it! Thoughts? Have you read any of these and would recommend them?