Happy Halloween everyone! I have thoroughly enjoyed reading some spooky books this month, and learning about even more spooky books on Twitter thanks to all my new book blogger friends! I even wrote a creepy short story this month called ‘Pointing Fingers’ that I am super proud of. I went on a ghost tour of the Tampa Theatre and watched a lot of creepy movies. It definitely was an inspiring month! I hope y’all have a creepy and safe Halloween!
Thank you to The Belgian Reviewer for tagging me in this fun post!
Thrillers or Supernatural(s)?
Thrillers because they are so realistic. I absolutely love psychological thrillers with a good twist. The scariest things are ones that can actually happen.
Ghosts or Zombies?
Ghosts, for sure. I’ve always been obsessed with ghosts. Ghosts can be people you have known in your life, and that is super creepy.
Vampires or Werewolves?
Vampires because they are better dressed and less hairy.
Witches or Demons?
Witches because they are intelligent and have powers. Demons are pure evil with no real reason behind it.
Would you rather read a book with 13 chapters or a book with a black cat on the cover?
I do occasionally judge a book by the cover, and I doubt if a black cat on the cover would be intriguing enough for me to pick it up. I would rather read a book with 13 chapters.
Would you rather read a spooky book in the dark with only a candle for light or by yourself in a locked brightly lit room?
Reading a spooky book in the dark with only a candle for light is the ultimate way to read a spooky book! That would be so creepy, and it would enhance the spookiness of what I am reading.
Would you rather face your worst fears or be trapped in the mind of a killer?
I would rather be trapped in the mind of a killer. How people can be so evil is a mystery to me. I’d be curious to explore the nature vs. nurture argument.
Would you rather watch a scary movie or read a scary book?
This is a really tough one, since I LOVE watching scary movies and reading scary books. Scary movies visualize the creepiness really well, and can make you jump up in your seat and scream. Scary books tend to be a slow, creepy burn that settle in your mind and won’t let you go.
Would you rather read spooky books during the fall time or all year?
I love spooky books all year round. However, the Fall is a particularly fun time to read spooky books. Cooler temperatures in the air makes reading so inviting. And I do love a cozy reading nook.
Would you rather read 10 spooky books in October or 10 spooky books all year?
I would rather read 10 spooky books in October, of course!
Here are my top 10 recommendations for spooky novels:
Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
Bag of Bones by Stephen King
The Strain by Guillermo del Toro
The Grip of It by Jac Jemc
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
The Troop by Nick Cutter
The Graveyard Apartment by Mariko Koike (Translated by Deborah Boliver Boehm)
Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
And if short stories are more your thing, check out these gems:
The Grownup by Gillian Flynn
The Lottery by Shirley Jackson
Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King
The Visitors Book by Sophie Hannah