Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together
Happy Tuesday y’all! This week’s topic is “Halloween Freebie.” Over the last five years, I’ve had fun with this freebie. The first year I focused on spooky children’s books and movies to read/watch with the kids. The second year were Halloween themed treats courtesy of Pinterest (some are great and I make yearly). The third year I shared my favorite ghosts. Last year, Amanda and I shared the book characters we wanted to be for Halloween. This year I wanted to share the spooky/creepy books on my TBR and I hope to read one on Halloween. Maybe y’all can help me choose? Below are my top ten creepy reads on my TBR. As always, covers link to Blog/Goodreads/Amazon(aff) and are in no particular order.
Top Ten Spooky Reads From My TBR 👻
Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco: I just finished Stalking Jack the Ripper last week and Y’ALL!!!! I need this book. I need to read the rest of the series ASAP. I love the Holmes and Watson vibes I get from the main characters. I love Cresswell and Wadsworth. And the twists?! Oh My-lanta! I can’t handle them. And the writing style is perfect.
The Night Weaver by Monique Snyman: I read this author’s debut series Charming Incantations which has since been pulled off the market. I was SO sad when that happened. I love her writing style and unique world-building. When she showed back up on my feed with her new book, I knew I needed to read it. This is billed as a blend of horror and fantasy. I cannot wait to dive in. I so one-clicked this one 😀
The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White: I love this author’s And I Darken series. The blend of historical elements with some fantasy, plus adding her own flair works. This is a retelling of the classic Frankenstein and looks to combine some of the original author’s life as part of this story. It’s going to be a dark and creepy read, I have no doubt of that.
Grim Lovelies by Megan Shepherd: I purchased a hardcover copy of this last year when it was released and have yet to have a chance to dive in. I love the author’s writing style and other works. This one is a little darker, but I love the blurb. I want to know more about these Beasties and the Pretties they serve.
Witchcraft by Katie M. John: I don’t read many stories relating to witches (unless you include Harry Potter). It’s just not something I really enjoy. However, I had the pleasure of meeting this author at Utopiacon a few years ago, and listened to her read an excerpt from this series. I enjoyed it so much I bought the series. I like the mystery surrounding the sisters and the American newcomer whose curiosity just might get him killed.
New Moon by Stephenie Meyer: I used to read the Twilight Saga once a year around this time. But I haven’t read it in years. In June, I read Twilight and found myself really enjoying it. I’d love to dive back in and reread the rest of the series. However, this one is my least favorite of the series, I really struggle during Bella’s super depressed stage of the book. Though Jacob I like 😀
I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga: I enjoy a good thriller every now and then. And I’m in the mood for a mystery. Even this one that might be more horror than mystery, you know with the son of a serial killer stalking a new serial killer and all 😉
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs: This book is right up my alley for creepy. It’s paranormal which I love. How I’ve never read it before now is beyond me, but it’s there on my shelf, glaring at me. I’ve actually already seen the movie and enjoyed it. Now I need to read the book and compare.
City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab: I picked this up over the summer as a kindle daily deal. I loved this author’s Monsters of Verity duology. This one is about a girl who can see ghosts, her best friend is even a ghost. This sounds like a truly creepy read, perfect for Halloween.
Your Turn! What creepy reads would you add to my TBR? Which should I read this week? Share below