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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – A haunted Titanic and a phenomenal cover.
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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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?