Top Ten Tuesday – Spooky Reads

25 Oct

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This meme was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Each week we will post a new Top Ten list complete with one of our bloggers’ answers. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND post a comment on our post with a link to your Top Ten Tuesday post to share with us and all those who are participating. If you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. If you can’t come up with ten, don’t worry about it—post as many as you can!

1. Anything by Stephen King — He is the master of the unsettling.  My favorite has to be The Shining.  Topiary animals still creep me out.

2. Autumn by David Moody — I had to include a few zombie stories.  And this one is the scariest zombie story I have every read.  You must read it!

3. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies — A fun mash-up between my favorite author and my favorite monster.  Delightful combination.  Not exactly scary, but those illustrations are beautiful works of art. 

4. Anything by Edgar Allan Poe — My favorite scary author of all time.  My 6th grade reading teacher did a whole unit on him.  Some of the other students hated his stories.  I found them fascinating. 

5. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley — Not a traditional scary story, but a horrifying vision of a possible future.  I definitely don’t want to live in that world. 

6. Coraline by Neil Gaiman — A fun scary story.  I was definitely creeped out by the Other Mother and I read this for the first time last year.  My kids were too scared of her to see the movie when it came out.  Very creepy!

7. Dracula by Bram Stoker — The grand daddy of all horror stories.  I love it!

8. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan — A very moody zombie story.  Not exactly scary, but it is unsettling.

9. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova — I love the old vampire stories and this one feels like it’s centuries old.  The combination of digging into the past the supernatural is too good to pass up.

10. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz — I read these over and over as a child and they creeped the hell out of me.  I still find them scary even after all these years. 

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