Top Ten Tuesday • 10 Spooky Books on my TBR


Hey lovelies! 💛✨

I am pairing up with Jana @ That Artsy Reader‘s weekly meme, Top Ten Tuesday. This weekly prompt was a Halloween Freebie so I decided today was perfect to talk about some of the spooky books on my tbr.

10 Spooky Books on my TBR

… that I wish I had read this October.

1. Into the Drowning Deep

It is beyond ridiculous that I have not read this yet! I did actually start it – maybe last year? – and got a sizeable way into it but I put it down for whatever reason and never got back to it. It was so chilling and atmospheric but soooo long that I keep putting it off. I need to get to it asap so it won’t end up on next year’s list.

2. The Silent Patient

I have been recommended this thriller more times than I can count so despite the divisive reviews, I am keen to give it a shot.

3. The Luminous Dead

Riley Marie read this for Spookathon and resparked my interest. From everything I’ve heard, it’s queer and claustrophobic, deliciously creepy and in the veins of The Loneliest Girl in the Universe, which is one of my favourite books.

4. Shutter

I borrowed this from the library but I had to return it before I even picked it up. My understanding of the plot is minimal – the mc can see the dead and takes pictures of them?? – but it looks so spooky and has good reviews.

5. The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle.

Kayla @ BooksandLaLa read this for a video and idk, she convinced me to give this another chance. It sounds incredible and up my alley but I took if off my tbr because of the reviews saying it had a lot of fatphobia. Hopefully, I’ll be able to push through.

6. Sawkill Girls

This has been out for over a year now so I don’t know why I haven’t managed to read it. It is one of those books I just know I am going to love so what am I doing?

7. Two Can Keep a Secret

I have zero intentions of every reading One of Us if Lying so I had kind of written Karen McManus off as a whole. The reviews for this are so good though. Everyone says it’s super twisty and atmospheric – all things I love – and it has none of the shitty rep her debut did. I’m intrigued.

8. Teeth in the Mist

I loved And the Trees Crept In by this author so I want to read more of her books. This has multiple timelines, a Welsh setting and is about blood magic! I’m a little worried it’s going to be too gory for me but I’ll give it a crack.

9. Dead Voices

My preorder just got here so I forgive myself for not getting to this quite yet. I do want to reread Small Spaces first but this is a middle grade horror series I love with my entire heart and soul. I can’t wait to continue!

10. Tunnel of Bones

My copy of arrived with Dead Voices and I’m debating whether I want to reread City of Ghosts first or not. Either way, I’m so excited to finally dive into this spooky sequel and see where Cass & Jacob end up next!

▷ Let’s Talk

do you enjoy spooky books? what makes you feel the most spooky: horror, paranormal or mysteries & thrillers? i haven’t read a lot of horror myself but it’s definitely a genre i do enjoy when i pick it up so i should make more of an effort. and personally, nothing makes me feel more Halloweenish than a good ghost story!

4 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday • 10 Spooky Books on my TBR

  1. Excited to hear what you think of all of these! I’ve read two of them – The Silent Patient and Two Can Keep a Secret. Neither of them were new favorites for me, but neither of them of them were awful either. Sawkill Girls and Evelyn Hardcastle have both been on my TBR for a while, so I’m hoping to get to them soon too!


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