Top Ten Tuesday: Spooks, Psychics and other Supernatural books on my TBR


Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

This week’s topic is books I’d give new titles too, but honestly, I’m not that creative.  So in honor of Halloween I’m doing a follow up to my post: Monster Books on my TBR, with a post dedicated to ghosts and the supernatural!

Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill

Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill – Rock star buys ghost on eBay and chaos ensues written by Joe Hill?  Yes.  Please.

A House at the Bottom of a Lake by Josh Malerman

A House at the Bottom of a Lake by Josh Malerman – Malerman wrote Bird Box, in case you didn’t know, and while I want to read that someday, having seen the movie (which is fantastic by the way) I’m not in too much of a rush.  But seeing that had me adding this- two teenagers find a house at the bottom of a lake and go diving, only to discover they aren’t alone.

The Diviners by Libba Bray

The Diviners by Libba Bray – This is less of a horror novel than others on this list- but it still sounds like a fantastical ghost story.  (And the reviews are really good!)

Disappearance at Devil's Rock by Paul Tremblay

Disappearance at Devil’s Rock by Paul Tremblay – I keep seeing Tremblay’s name come up in conjunction with horror.  I also recently read his short story: The Last Conversation, and while I wasn’t wowed, I was intrigued enough that I wanted to read more of the author.  I settled on this book, in which a boy disappears and then a ghost haunts the town.  *Shrugs*  What can I say?  It’s got ghosts.  Good enough for me.

The Deep by Alma Katsu

The Deep by Alma Katsu – A haunted Titanic and a phenomenal cover.

The Possession by Michael Rutger

The Possession by Michael Rutger – This book is a sequel to The Anomaly, which did make it to my Monster Books TBR.  But it’s been getting rave reviews left and right and sounds right up my alley!

Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz

Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz – Short order cook sees ghosts.  I’m told it’s a classic and the series is relatively good to start with.  Also I need to read more Koontz.  Somehow missed him when he was more popular.

Sparrow Hill Road by Seanan McGuire

Sparrow Hill Road by Seanan McGuire – Haunted highways are one of my favorite urban legends, so I knew when I heard about this book I had to read it.  The one book I’ve read of McGuire’s was good fun popcorn horror, and I have high hopes!

Slade House by David Mitchell

Slade House by David Mitchell – I guess you’re supposed to have read The Bone Clocks first, but I don’t really care.  Every nine years on Halloween- the residents of Slade House extend an invitation to an unsuspecting guest.  The problem is, once they enter, they can never leave…

The Shining by Stephen King

The Shining by Stephen King – I know I know okay?!?!  It’s impossible that I am a Stephen King fan and haven’t read this.  But I’ve started it like 10 times and the beginning is just boring alright?  I just need to read it before I see Doctor Sleep.

What about you?  Got any good ghost stories for me?



27 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Spooks, Psychics and other Supernatural books on my TBR

  1. Heart Shaped Box is so good!! I love Joe Hill. I have to admit I didn’t really like Disappearance at Devils Rick, but I hear A Head Full of Ghosts is really good. And I’m definitely going to read the Michael Rutger series one of these days! And you need to get past the beginning and read The Shining!!

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  2. I have Sparrow Hill Road on my bookshelf, but haven’t read it yet! I’ve read a short story with Rose (the MC from SHR) in it as a side character, so I’m excited to get to SHR. Hopefully soon. After I finish the currently released October Daye books, though. I don’t think I can read multiple Seanan McGuire series at the same time.

    I also want to read Odd Thomas! I saw the movie with Anton Yelchin and really enjoyed it, so I’m hoping that means the book won’t be too much for me since I know the basic premise of what’s coming. (Though there are definitely spoilers for the book in the movie. If you don’t want spoilers, wait to see the movie until you’ve read the book.)

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    • I’m planning on it! Lately seeing the movie has been putting me off reading the book (which aside from Hunger Games has never really been the case before).

      I’m also really excited for SHR! It’s been on my radar for at least a year I just haven’t found the time to dedicate to it yet!


      • I don’t remember when I first heard of SHR, but I feel like I’ve owned the paper copy for ages! I honestly don’t know why I hadn’t read it before this spring. (Starting this spring, though, I know why I haven’t read it. That’s when I started trying to work on the October Daye books, and decided to wait on reading McGuire’s other work that might be similar in tone.)

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  3. The Diviners and The Deep are ON THE TOP OF MY LIST AS WELL! I MEAN LOOK AT THOSE COVERSS!! ❤️❤️😍😍Not to mention, as you say, that people have been raving about them! ❤️❤️😍😍😍😍 SOOOO FUCKING EXCITED TO READ THEM AS SOON AS POSSIBLEEE!!

    GREAT LIST, Sarah!! ❤️❤️😍😍😍

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