So it’s Top Five Wednesday a weekly meme hosted by Ginger Reads Lainey this weeks topic is Halloween Recommendations. Now horror is not really my genre but in the spirit of Halloween I’m going to give, at the very least coming up with some spooky reads my best shot.
1.Pride Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
I’m a huge Austen fan and I’m all ways hyper critical of any re-telling particularly of Pride and Prejudice but Pride Prejudice and Zombies is a fun Austen retelling ‘Liz’ Bennett at her head strong best. (Oh yeah and there are zombies!)
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
A young adult novel (book 1 in a trilogy) written around creepy antique photographs, the books are stunning to look at but if you aren’t away of the plot already they are more fun if you go in blind so I’ll save you from spoilers.
The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
The book now has a stage play and a film based off the original story, now a classic The Woman in Black is a real ghost story it’s an atmospheric and chilling read of only 140 pages staring a vengeful spirit and a young man who gets in her way.
The Shining by Stephen King
The only real horror story I have ever read, and coincidentally the only Stephen King book I have ever read, this book made be scared to turn the page and to be alone in the house a great read (if you’re brave enough!).
In The Woods By Tana French
In The Woods is book 1 in an on going crime series The Dublin Murder Squad each book focuses is one detective in the squad, In The Woods is the story of Rob Ryan when he and his partner and best friend Cassie are called to investigate a murder in a small town all is too familiar for Rob. In 1984 he was once the focus of a murder investigation when he and his three friends where playing in the woods. Later – All of his friends turned up dead and he was found clinging and traumatized hanging to a tree, what happened that day remains a mystery as Rob has no recollection of the event. Now a child has turned up dead in the same woods and Rob has to return to the scene of the crime but this time as the police. To check out my original review of In The Woods click here.
Hope you enjoyed my spooky reads, happy reading!