I've seen the Top Ten Tuesday posts for a while and I really enjoying reading them. I finally decided to start doing them as well. I love lists and I think this will be a whole lot of fun. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature/meme hosted here at The Broke and the Bookish.
This week's theme is a Halloween freebie. I decided to go with my top ten horror/Halloween reads. As many of you may already know I am a huge horror fan. So trying to pick only ten has been extremely tough! I finally narrowed them down and here are the results!
1. House of Leaves
House of Leaves is an incredible novel. This book has the craziest things going on that really help enhance the creepy tone of the story. Inside there are many pages where the writing is upside down, you have look look in a mirror to read it, there is only one line on the page, and etc. The different text things are unique, interesting, and helps to fully immerse you into this scary story.
2. Salem's Lot
Salem's Lot is the FIRST book that ever scared me. I was in junior high when I read it and I can still remember staying up late reading it. I also remember wanting to sleep with the light on afterwards.
The Metamorphosis is scary as hell! Bugs are one of my biggest fears and I can't think of anything scarier than waking up and being a cockroach. That is completely terrifying.
It is the first Stephen King book I ever read. I was twelve years old and I remember thinking, "Does my mother know what's in this book? Surely not. Otherwise she wouldn't let me read it!"
5. Heart-Shaped Box
Heart- Shaped Box was my first Joe Hill read and my favorite. This is a great spooky ghost story with a classic feel to it.
6. The Tell-Tale Heart & Other Writings
Edgar Allan Poe's short stories and poetry are perfect for Halloween time!
7. Locke & Key Series
The Locke & Key graphic novel series by Joe Hill is everything a horror comic should be. If you haven't read it yet, then you are missing out! Also, the artwork by Gabriel Rodriguez is the best art in any graphic novel that I have seen so far.
8. The Troop
9. The Haunting of Hill House
The Haunting of Hill House is my favorite story by Shirley Jackson. However, I also really love The Lottery and We Have Always Lived in the Castle.
10. The Amityville Horror
The Amityville Horror is perfect for a horror/Halloween read! Is The Amityville Horror a "true story?" Probably not, but it's still a great story!
End Note- I really wanted to add The Picture of Dorian Gray on here since it can be found listed under horror. However, even though it is my favorite book I don't really see it as horror. That's just my personal opinion and so I have decided to leave it off of this list.
What are some of your favorite horror/Halloween reads?