Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic:
I couldn’t think of a theme more specific than Halloween so the following books are fitting for this time of year. These aren’t scare-your-pants-off scary, but they are unsettling.
Carrie by Stephen King
A girl discovers that she has mental powers, which she unleashes on her tormentors, and her town, when humiliated at her prom.
Beloved by Toni Morrison
Sethe, a former slave, is haunted by the ghost of her baby.
The Curse of Crow Hollow by Billy Coffey
Weird things are happening in Crow Hollow and the townspeople believe a witch is to blame.
Dracula by Bram Stoker
It’s been a while since I’ve read this one so this is from Goodreads: “When Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania to help Count Dracula with the purchase of a London house, he makes horrifying discoveries about his client and his castle.”
Breed by Chase Novak
A couple engage in an experimental procedure so they can have kids but at a dire cost.
The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey
A boy and his master, a monstrumologist, investigate a case of Anthropophagi in their town.
The White Witch of Rosehall by Herbert G. de Lisser
This too is foggy in my mind but it’s based on the Jamaican legend that the mistress of Rosehall estate in Montego Bay was a witch.
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Teenagers search for ley lines in Virginia.
Juniper Berry by M.P. Kozlowsky, illus. by Erwin Madrid
A girl searches the woods behind her house to find out why her parents are acting weird.
You by Caroline Kepnes
A guy stalks a girl. What makes this creepy, other than the stalking, is that the story is told in the second-person from the stalker’s point of view.
Other bloggers were more creative. Here’s what they came up with:
- Top Ten Tuesday — Books with all the spooky supernatural creatures! (leaningtoweroftomes.wordpress.com)
- Halloween Scenes (itstartsatmidnight.com)
- Top Ten Songs That Get Me Into the Halloween Spirit (lilisreflections.blogspot.com)
- 5 Books About Mortality (pagesandpineapples.com)