Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. The feature was created because The Broke and Bookish are particularly fond of lists (as are we!). Each week a new Top Ten list topic is given and bloggers can participate.
Today’s Topic: Ten Scary Books I Recommend to Jumpy People
I am not a huge scary book fan because I am really jumpy, and they can definitely make me have bad dreams, but these are ten scary books I’ve enjoyed recently and can recommend because the awesomeness of the story outweighs the side effects of the jumpiness.
1. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
Now, I won’t lie. This one is pretty darn scary, but Anna is a fascinating character.
2. The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey
Rick Yancey’s story mixes fantastical science with treacherous monsters to make a truly smart horror story.
3. Doll Bones by Holly Black
Yes, this doll is super creepy!
4. The Haunting of Derek Stone: City of the Dead by Tony Abbott
I read Derek’s story years ago, but it hasn’t left me yet.
5. and 6. In the Shadow of Blackbirds and The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters
Cat Winters has a way of writing magic realism with a touch of suspense and a dash of creepy. But it all mixes up into stories you won’t be able to put down.
*These are not sequels*
7. This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel
How did Dr. Frankenstein become the mad scientist we all know? Read to find out.
8. Coraline by Neil Gaiman
After reading, you will never hope to have a different family!
9. Guys Read: Thriller edited by Jon Sciezska
A collection of spooky stories ranging from humor to horror.
10. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
Not a traditional horror story, but instead is a fantastical story filled with pain and fear and love.
Which scary books would you recommend?