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October 30, 2018

Favorite Spooky Reads

This week's Top Ten Tuesday is Halloween/Creepy Freebie. I don't like to be scared so I don't read horror or anything creepy, well, occasionally I do but almost by accident (#4 is a lot creepy with talks about dead bodies) which is why I can't even come up with 10. Here are five books that may not be scary but they are spooky.

01/ Keturah and Lord Death by Martine Leavitt > link
Favorite quote: "It is life that hurts you, not death."

02/ Chime by Franny Billingsley > link
Favorite quote: "Say something, Briony; say something! The Briony mask always had something tart or amusing to say, but the underneath Briony could think of nothing. The clock tut-tutted in the silence. How slowly it spoke, so slowly that between tick and tock came the sharp silvery plink of rain on glass."

03/ Monstrous MarcyKate Connolly > link
Favorite quote: "I finally understand. The monster in the story is me. I am the abomination. I am monstrous."

04/ Whichwood by Tahereh Mafi  > link
Favorite quote: "She was a girl who rarely spoke for fear of spontaneously combusting."

05/ The graveyard book by Neil Gaiman with illustrations by Dave McKean > link
Favorite quote: “People want to forget the impossible. It makes their world safer.”

Read any spooky books lately?

19 comments:

  1. I have not read any spooky books.....
    but i was looking for one this morning, maybe it will be one of these.
    I also don't enjoy scary books and movies.

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    1. I don't get why people want to be scared but I don't. a little spookiness is enough for me.

      thank for visiting, have a lovely day.

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  2. Chime has a beautiful cover. And it’s interesting that it has a character names Briony. As a child, my favorite book had a character named Briony. Not a name you come across often!

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    1. I have not come across the name Briony either until I read this book.

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  3. I still need to read Neil Gaiman at some point. And I'm the same way, I like tension and suspense but not horror usually.

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    1. the graveyard book is really the only book of gaiman's I like, I think most of his other books are a bit on the horror side.

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  4. I really liked both of Mafi's MGs books. Whichwood was definitely darker than Furthermore and more macabre too.

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    1. actually, I was going to put Furthermore on this list instead of Whichwood but Whichwood is slightly more spooky and a bit scary than Furthermore so I choose that but I definitely prefer Whichwood more.

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  5. I love that Gaiman can write books that are not standard "horror", but are unsettling and spooky yet still beautiful. I'm currently reading Trigger Warning and it's lovely!

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    1. I find I really can't read much of gaiman's books that features horror so I don't think I'll be reading any more of his books.

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    1. you're welcome.

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  7. Great list! I really liked The Graveyard book. I should probably read Whichwood someday.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. I think you'll love Whichwood. you seem to like horror and there seems a touch of it in this book.

      thanks for dropping by, have a lovely day.

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  8. I've never read a scary book but I do like the covers here. Compelling.

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    1. these books on the list aren't scary, at least not to me, it's more like a tiny bits of spookiness in them.

      thanks for dropping by, have a lovely day.

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  9. BTW, I'm working my way back to the last post of yours I saw and leaving comments when able. Thanks. :) It's always good catching up with you.

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    1. I still do not get an alert whenever you leave a comment but I sort of check now and then so that's how I know you've commented.

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  10. That Whichwood Cover is pretty interesting, and I love the title too. I stay away from anything scary or filled with horror - not fun(lol) Hugs...RO

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