Top 5 Saturday: Creepy Books

Happy Saturday everyone!

I wanted to try a new weekly prompt for my blog and I’ve seen this one from a few blogger friends so let’s give it a try!

This prompt is hosted byMandy at Devouring Books so check out her blog for bookish content. 😊

Rules!

  • Share your top 5 books of the current topic– these can be books that you want to read, have read and loved, have read and hated, you can do it any way you want.
  • Tag the original post (This one!)
  • Tag 5 people

This is a big trigger book because of the cutting but this story creeped me out. 😖 It’s a murder mystery in a small town with a reporter who has messed up memories about the town, her family is something else 😳 – and the murderer pulls teeth. AHHH! I just can’t. Lol…creepy.

Edgar Allan Poe re-imagined. A few of the stories in this anthology creeped me out so good! I mean being buried alive is creepy. 😧

This book was something! I reviewed it as an arc but I can still remember how on edge I was reading this book. Sending girls out to an encampment to get their “wildness” out before getting married…and the girls turn on each other and there are poachers on the outskirts waiting…yeah, I don’t think I’ll ever forget this book. HAHA.

I haven’t read this yet but it’s on my shelf. The cover alone looks creepy. My son picked it out for me when we were shopping at Target. He said the trees branches looked cool. 🤷🏻‍♀️

I read this a long time ago in high school, so late 90’s? It’s a collection of novellas and the one story that creeped me out was the one called The Langoliers. There are people on a plane, a few wake up and the rest stay sleeping. I don’t remember much of what happens but just the whole idea of waking up on a plane with everyone asleep including the pilot and couldn’t wake up was creepy to me. There is a lot of Stephen King book that scared me as a teenager

And that’s what I got! Have you read any of these? Leave me a comment below!

Blogtober Challenge | October 8 {Five Perfect Autumn Reads}

This Blogtober challenge is created by The Library Looter and Anniek’s Library – check out their awesome blog sites to find more Blogtober challenge prompts!

Oh the thing I wish we had in Hawaii is a true Autumn with leaves turning and temperatures dropping…but we don’t. It will stay hot out here until about late December, early January and the lowest it will get is in the low 70’s. But reading helps me get into an autumn mood and all things pumpkin spice haha.

So here are my picks for 5 Perfect Autumn Reads:

It’s so good and so witchy and perfect to get you in the mood for Halloween!

Book Blurb from Goodreads:

Bound as one to love, honor, or burn.

Two years ago, Louise le Blanc fled her coven and took shelter in the city of Cesarine, forsaking all magic and living off whatever she could steal. There, witches like Lou are hunted. They are feared. And they are burned.

Sworn to the Church as a Chasseur, Reid Diggory has lived his life by one principle: thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. His path was never meant to cross with Lou’s, but a wicked stunt forces them into an impossible union—holy matrimony.

The war between witches and Church is an ancient one, and Lou’s most dangerous enemies bring a fate worse than fire. Unable to ignore her growing feelings, yet powerless to change what she is, a choice must be made.

And love makes fools of us all.

I haven’t read this one yet but look at that cover! I have this on my October TBR.

Book Blurb from Goodreads:

Seventeen-year-old Aderyn (“Ryn”) only cares about two things: her family, and her family’s graveyard. And right now, both are in dire straits. Since the death of their parents, Ryn and her siblings have been scraping together a meager existence as gravediggers in the remote village of Colbren, which sits at the foot of a harsh and deadly mountain range that was once home to the fae. The problem with being a gravedigger in Colbren, though, is that the dead don’t always stay dead.

The risen corpses are known as “bone houses,” and legend says that they’re the result of a decades-old curse. When Ellis, an apprentice mapmaker with a mysterious past, arrives in town, the bone houses attack with new ferocity. What is it that draws them near? And more importantly, how can they be stopped for good?

Together, Ellis and Ryn embark on a journey that will take them deep into the heart of the mountains, where they will have to face both the curse and the long-hidden truths about themselves. 

Another title I haven’t read yet but it’s called Pumpkin Heads! I mean…enough said. 🤷🏻‍♀️

Book Blurb from Goodreads:

Deja and Josiah are seasonal best friends.

Every autumn, all through high school, they’ve worked together at the best pumpkin patch in the whole wide world. (Not many people know that the best pumpkin patch in the whole wide world is in Omaha, Nebraska, but it definitely is.) They say good-bye every Halloween, and they’re reunited every September 1.

But this Halloween is different—Josiah and Deja are finally seniors, and this is their last season at the pumpkin patch. Their last shift together. Their last good-bye.

Josiah’s ready to spend the whole night feeling melancholy about it. Deja isn’t ready to let him. She’s got a plan: What if—instead of moping and the usual slinging lima beans down at the Succotash Hut—they went out with a bang? They could see all the sights! Taste all the snacks! And Josiah could finally talk to that cute girl he’s been mooning over for three years . . .

What if their last shift was an adventure?

Because it’s a vampire book and look at that dark, beautiful cover! Still waiting on my copy from the YA Book of the Month. 😕

Book Blurb on Goodreads:

In 1872, New Orleans is a city ruled by the dead. But to seventeen-year-old Celine Rousseau, New Orleans provides her a refuge after she’s forced to flee her life as a dressmaker in Paris. Taken in by the sisters of the Ursuline convent along with six other girls, Celine quickly becomes enamored with the vibrant city from the music to the food to the soirées and—especially—to the danger. She soon becomes embroiled in the city’s glitzy underworld, known as La Cour des Lions, after catching the eye of the group’s leader, the enigmatic Sébastien Saint Germain. When the body of one of the girls from the convent is found in the lair of La Cour des Lions, Celine battles her attraction to him and suspicions about Sébastien’s guilt along with the shame of her own horrible secret.

When more bodies are discovered, each crime more gruesome than the last, Celine and New Orleans become gripped by the terror of a serial killer on the loose—one Celine is sure has set her in his sights . . . and who may even be the young man who has stolen her heart. As the murders continue to go unsolved, Celine takes matters into her own hands and soon uncovers something even more shocking: an age-old feud from the darkest creatures of the underworld reveals a truth about Celine she always suspected simmered just beneath the surface.

Another one on my TBR! Look at that cover – I love it and it sounds perfect for this season.

Book Blurb on Goodreads:

Once a year, the path appears in the forest and Lucy Gallows beckons. Who is brave enough to find her–and who won’t make it out of the woods?

It’s been exactly one year since Sara’s sister, Becca, disappeared, and high school life has far from settled back to normal. With her sister gone, Sara doesn’t know whether her former friends no longer like her…or are scared of her, and the days of eating alone at lunch have started to blend together. When a mysterious text message invites Sara and her estranged friends to “play the game” and find local ghost legend Lucy Gallows, Sara is sure this is the only way to find Becca–before she’s lost forever. And even though she’s hardly spoken with them for a year, Sara finds herself deep in the darkness of the forest, her friends–and their cameras–following her down the path. Together, they will have to draw on all of their strengths to survive. The road is rarely forgiving, and no one will be the same on the other side. 

And there you have my 5 picks! What are some autumn reads you’d like to recommend? Leave me a comment below and Happy Reading!