Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday #92 - Spooky Horror Books I Want to Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

I've been MIA lately and really needed to get back into this weekly meme.

Today's prompt is a Halloween Freebie! 

Top Ten Spooky / Horror I Really Want to Read

I really love spooky stories and always make a point to read a few every October (though I'll read them at any time of year.) This year review books have gotten in the way and I've only been able to fit in a few short stories so far. So here are a few books that I would really like to read sooner or later. 

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson - I'm not even sure what this one is about at this point but it's been on TBR for years. 
Hell House by Richard Matheson - I really enjoyed I Am Legend and would like to read more by him; particularly his horror novels. 

Ghost Stories

Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories - I'm very interested to see how Dahl does ghost stories since everything else I've read has been so fantastically fun.
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake - Any time I ask for ghost recs, this book is mentioned. 
The Uninvited by Cat Winters - I really enjoyed In the Shadows of Blackbirds and I think this is her adult 'ghost story' so I'd love to try it out. 


The Witch's Daughter by Paula Brackston - I love a good historical fiction novel about witches and this one sounds fantastic. Plus I think it's a trilogy and that appeals to me when it comes to good witch stories.
Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman - I doubt this one is really spooky but I loved the movie and would like to read this one some day. 
The Witches of BlackBrook by Tish Thawer - This one I've almost never seen anywhere but I did read one single review on it that sold me. 


Dracula the Un-Dead by Dacre Stoker - I bought this years ago, right after reading Dracula and then never got around to reading it!
Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist  - I saw the movie a few years ago and remember thinking the book probably has a lot more to it. 

And a few newer ones just because

Does anyone know of any good horror stories about werewolves? It seems like everything is romance or urban fantasy kind of stuff these days but I would love to see some good old-fashioned killer werewolves. Perhaps something a bit like Hemlock Grove. 


  1. Ooh nice! I loved Anna Dressed in Blood...naturally! ;) LOL! And ooh Dracula the Undead was good from what I remember! I read it pre-blogging days. Also liked And The Trees Crept In (Creeper Man). Need to read The Bone Witch and The Women in the Walls still as well! Great picks!

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  2. Same here with Let The Right One In- saw the movie but haven't read the book. And Bone Witch looks really good. I wish I had a good werewolf rec- I like old fashioned werewolves too and it seems like there are not a lot of those out there?

  3. Nice list! I have We Have Always Lived in the Castle and The Witches Daughter on my list. I didn't even know that We Have Always Lived in the Castle was a creepy read. I had forgotten entirely what I had heard about it through a booktuber that convinced me to read it. I wonder if I'll have time to squeeze it in before Halloween.

  4. I am not a big fan of scary books as I am a scaredy cat as people would call it but some of these books look intriguing and I hope you enjoy them. I am a new follower of your blog and I look forward to upcoming posts :) Have a lovely day!