Gasp my heart, well if you’ve been here for any point of time you’ll know that sometimes I like my books sweet and full of rainbows and happiness and others I am screaming at the books for more death and blood. What can I say? I love all thing cute and murderous.
Top Ten Tuesday run by Broke and Bookish this week is Halloween freebie week!
So this list is right up my alley, I’ve been doing the HalloweenWR readathon and LOVING it. What better way to celebrate this underappreciated holiday
its underappreciated where I’m from with my Top Ten Halloween Recommendations that contain all the death…To dark? Is all the blood better or worst? How about all the blood, death, murder, psychopathic, paranormal reads dipped in traces of crazy? Okay definitely too far MOVING ALONG
Carrie by Stephen King
I just did a post about why Carrie should be your go to next read but mainly its because of all the death and blood I mean there’s also a lot more to the story and the revenge factor is everything, but death and blood is in abundance with this book. *evil laughter*
You by Caroline Kepnes
I literally went to my friend’s house and shoved this into her hands demanding it to be read right then and now. I then did the same to my Mum.
This book has to be one of my all time favorites. The second person narrative gives such an insight into Joe, our main character and serial killer/stalker. I liked Joe, I was actually scared when I thought he’d be caught. I mean, yeah I get it… he kills a lot of people and is really creepy with the stalking but I just wanted him to turn out okay? It’s a weird feeling, Caroline completely made me love the bad guy so for that I love this book *round of applause*
Also me and my Mum were discussing this book over the phone and it went something like this:
Mum: “What did you give me to read? Why do you love Joe?”
Me: “He locks people in cages and forces them to read and then quizzes them!? How could I not love him, I’d so do that if I ever
lost the plot and bought a book store.”
People on the train: *strange looks*
Mum: “Are you in public?”
Me: “Just on the train…” *looks around at people staring at me* “So what did you think of the first murder?” etc…
Basically everyone on the train was looking at me strangely but that’s okay because now they won’t stalk me. Logic? I think yes.
Pet Sematary by Stephen King
The creepiest book I’ve ever read. This was the first book that actually scared me. I went into it knowing nothing and it gave me goosebumps and made my eyes feel tingly/watery. Highly recommend this as a Christmas or Birthday gift.
Just tell the person it’s about a Cat version of Casper named Catsper (explaining the sematary and cat) and so they’ll be expecting a bunch of cute fun kitty ghosts only to be smacked by Pet Sematary in all its gory glory.
Don’t Tell by Karen Rose
This is the first book by Karen Rose. All of Karen Roses books link together, characters and cameos popping up in each book BUT they can all be read as standalones.
I do suggest you read them in order because it is that much funner knowing who everyone is but you don’t have to. These books are all based around a murder or stalker, have a good deal of romance thrown in (it’s adult so there are some sex scenes).
Night by Elie Wiesel
Now this isn’t a fiction book or classified as a ‘horror’ but really it is terrifying, This is Elie’s experiences in Auschwitz in 1944-1945 its only 100 and a bit pages and full of the most evil true event. This book is haunting and powerful. If you’re looking for a non fiction about evil here you are.
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Orwells take on Stalin’s regime, Animal farm can seem to be a story of Animals taking control and living free until the pigs decide there going to run the show. This story can be summed up well by the quote“all animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others” The Moral behind this story is important and so well done, I’m not sure if you could classify this as a horror or a suspense BUT it just feels like a halloweenie type read for me.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
NOW NOW, don’t start yelling at me that it’s to hyped, I know it is BUT I was lucky enough to read it before the hype and absolutely LOVED it to bits. The characters are all completely un likeable, the narrations is the most unreliable I’ve read in a long time but I just loved the reveal. The ending annoyed me a little but I still recommend this book to people. Just don’t go into it listening to the hype
if that’s possible and hopefully you’ll love it like I did!
The Shining By Stephen King
Don’t give me that look! This book is seriously good and has a fair amount or Redrum *coughs* Murder in it, which pleases my inner crazy person. If you’ve seen the movie please wipe that experience from your brain
unless you liked it that is and read this book. I didn’t think I’d love it as much as I did BUT I was luckily proved wrong.
Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill
This is by Joe Hill who is Stephen Kings son! I am half way through and I’m loving it, no much blood as of yet but beautifully written and wonderfully creepy. I was a bit uhhh on picking this up because I was scared it would read like a ghost written King book but boy was I wrong. Talent must flow through the veins of this family.
The Girl Next Door by Jack Ketchem
I haven’t actually read this one, it is on my TBR and sounds disturbing and bloody and gruesome which is what horror reads are all about..right?..*nervous laughter*
Lets talk about this synopsis:Suburbia. Shady, tree-lined streets, well-tended lawns and cozy homes. A nice, quiet place to grow up. Unless you are teenage Meg or her crippled sister, Susan. On a dead-end street, in the dark, damp basement of the Chandler house, Meg and Susan are left captive to the savage whims and rages of a distant aunt who is rapidly descending into madness. It is a madness that infects all three of her sons and finally the entire neighborhood. Only one troubled boy stands hesitantly between Meg and Susan and their cruel, torturous deaths. A boy with a very adult decision to make.
- dark, damp basement: Creepy setting CHECK
- Meg and Susan are left captive: Kidnapped suspense CHECK
- distant aunt who is rapidly descending into madness: A Healthy dose of Crazy CHECK
- It is a madness that infects all three of her sons and finally the entire neighborhood: a SPREADING MADDNESS SO THE WHOLE NEIGHBORHOOD WILL BE AFTER THEM?! CHECK CHECK CHECK.
So I think that is enough crazy from me for the minute. Are you the sunshine and happiness maybe a little light Thriller reader or do you love the dark and gritty books to?
What is your favourite book that contains a bunch or crazy or scared you? Give me ALL the recommendations!
My TBR’s starting to look like it will only mildly bruise me if it topples over instead of drown me in pages, we need to fix that.
Disclaimer: I promise I’m not actually crazy, most people think I’m quite nice until I start ranting about how a book should have had more deaths…