Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Top Ten Tuesdays

Top Ten Tuesdays is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish (http://brokeandbookish.blogspot.com/). This week the topic is for Halloween this week and it is top ten 10 spooky/creepy/scary books. Here are mine:

10) Heartstopper by Joy Fielding: I found this book creepy because at certain points in the novel it is in the point of view of the killer. I always find stuff like that creepy just because I could never conceive of how someone can do something like that.

9) Heartsick by Chelsea Cain: I also found this book creepy because of the killer in the novel. The killer is a female and she find pleasure in torturing people and eventually cutting out their hearts. Gross!

8) Still Alice by Lisa Genova: This novel is scary for a different reason. The main character in this novel develops early onset Alzheimer's disease. The novel is told in the point of view of the woman with Alzheimers and I find it scary because it would horrible not knowing who the most important people in your life including yourself.

7) Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold: This novel is told in the point of view of a girl who was killed by her neighbour. I found this emotionally scary. I couldn't even imagine having to go through this.

6) Frankenstein by Mary Shelley: Well this is a classic and it shoudn't be a surprise why it is on my top ten list.

5) The Strain by Chuck Hogan and Guillermo del Toro: I loved loved loved this novel. I find that there are many novels out there with "tamed" vampires. This novel brings it back to a carnal almost zombie type of vampire. Super creepy!

4) Lust Killer by Ann Rule: I read this true-crime book when I was in grade 9 and I was so disturbed by the things that human beings do to eachother. This man actually made paperweights from the breasts of the women he killed.

3) In Cold Blood by Truman Capote: I also read this book in grade 9 and it is a novel with a fictionalized version of a true life crime. Again I guess I find that killing another human being is so disturbing.

2) The Passage by Justin Cronin: I read this book over the summer and I loved it. It is a zombie novel and it focuses on the breakdown of civilization. It was super creepy but at the same time showed a bit of hope for the humans.

1) Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill: This book is high on the scare factor. It is a ghost story and it kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time I read it.

Well there are mine... What are yours?


  1. Ooh I just bought Heart Shaped Box! Looking forward to it! And I've heard crazy things about Heart Sick. Great list!

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  2. Oh you have a great list! That's a few times I've seen Heart Shaped Box now...I'm getting very curious!

  3. I totally know what you mean about Still Alice - it is a very scary read in a way! So sad and you're right with the character who's losing her memory, so it's really easy to feel like you are as well.

  4. Heart-Shaped box was SO creepy! I just posted a review a month or two ago. I just got Heartsick so I'm interested in reading it!

  5. Oh thats nice to know about the heart shpaed box I've had this book for the past year or maybe not longer, and have yet to read maybe I should..

  6. I have never heard of Heart Shaped Box, and every time I say it in my head I am singing the Nirvana song lol!

    My Top Ten

  7. Oh, yes, Still Alice. Very scary. In a different way.

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