Hello there everyone!
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly event hosted by those fine bloggers over at The Broke and Bookish!
So, this week’s official theme is Top Ten books to put you in the Halloween mood. That is a great theme, but I don’t usually do creepy books, so I’m calling this like it is. I’ll probably never read any of these titles because I’m a HUGE wimp when it comes to scary. This still amazes me because as a teenager in the mid-90s I used to devour R.L. Stein’s Fear Street books like they were covered in chocolate. Seriously. So, I guess I’ve gotten wimpier in my old age.
These are all books that I have heard awesome things about, so I assume they’re good reads, but I’m too much of a scaredy-cat!
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
I don’t care what this book is about. I’ve heard it’s awesome. But that title already has me way creeped out! I don’t want to be dressed in blood and I don’t know if Anna does either.
The Murmurings by Carly Anne West
This cover is freaky. I don’t like super close up faces on covers…they creep me out. This cover, plus the titles, plus the summary….Sounds really, really scary!
Bad Girls Don’t Die by Katie Alender
This cover makes me think of the Sixth Sense. My students LOVE this series, but I just can’t bring myself to see what’s under that curtain.
Starters by Lissa Price
This book isn’t even categorized as horror, I think it’s dystopian. I don’t even care, I can’t look at this super scary cover! It’s so disturbing! Again, I’ve heard it’s good though!
The Devouring by Simon Holt
This one is about evil demonic beings that inhabit humans. It sounds super intriguing, but it also sounds super scary!
The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
Okay, so I probably will read this one. I like Maureen Johnson’s books and I bought it at my school book fair, so I’ll try to read it even though I’m pretty sure it’s going to scare me.
Ten by Gretchen McNeil
Yeah, I’ll probably read this one too. It sounds very Agatha Christie, which I love, so even though it’ll probably freak the poop out of me, I’m most likely going to go for it!
The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
I just know this book will give me nightmares. For reals.
Dust and Decay by Jonathan Maberry
The cover. Do I have to say more?
Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
I want to read this book so bad. I even promised I would last year…I didn’t. And it’s because I’m too afraid.
So there you have it. These are all books that I’ve heard good things about, but am scared to read because I’m a humongous wimp when it comes to all things creepy. Have you read any of these? Are there some I need to just buck-up and read?