Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Top Ten for Halloween*

I don't why but I get drawn in by these stories about disturbed people. I find these first five frightening AND endlessly fascinating.

Haunted (Hardcover) 1. Haunted -- Things that frighten me more than anything else are the capabilities of the human mind. The depravity of some people is bone-chilling and sickening. This masterfully writen, but so horrible at the same time. I didn't want to be around anyone for two weeks after starting this.

2. The Safety of Objects -- What's really behind the doors of the suburbs? Be sure you're prepared before you look, it isn't safe.

3. Something Dangerous -- An all boys school with old secrets and parents to far gone to turn to for help; human depravity and specters!

4. A Choir of Ill children -- This starts off disturbed and then alludes to the supernatural and just gets darker and darker.
5. Age of Consent -- A house with a bad history many times over. This is Scary, there are possible possesions, death awaiting at every corner and that's just the mild parts.

6. Angels and Demons -- This is all action spurred on by discovering a threat to the Catholic Church from the most infamous secret society: The Illuminati. Thrilling, in a word.

7. Frankenstein -- On the other side, a "monster" one could empathize with. This story is simply the plight of the different.

8. Anna Dressed in Blood -- Witty and suspenceful. A can't put down book about violent ghosts and the young man that must put them to rest for good.
9. Uglies -- Government control hidden behind what we all want: to be beautiful and wanted. Scary conspiracy, big-brother kind of story. And it's the first book in one of the best series around today, BTW.

10. Fahrenheit 451 -- How could a book lover not be terrifyed by a story starring a fireman: not one that fights fires but instead destroys free thinking by burning books. Also a must read for book lovers at anytime of the year, so if you've never read this get on it.

Honorable Mention For something lighter:

Devilish -- A deal with the devil is a classic Halloween theme. This one, though, comes with all of the hilarity and quick wit of Maureen Johnson.

*TBTB Top Ten Tuesday


  1. I totally agree with Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk - it's on my list too, for more or less the same reasons!

  2. Anna Dressed in Blood is a great choice for this list, and I need to add Haunted to my list as I totally agree that the depravity of the human mind makes for a terrifying read. Great list!

  3. I've read Anna Dressed in Blood on so many of the TTTs I've commented on. I really need to get my hands on this one.

  4. Anna Dressed in Blood is on lots of lists this week...I feel like I'm missing out on something very important ;)
    LOVED Frankenstein! :)

  5. Uglies and Fahrenheit 451 are great choices! And I definitely want to read Anna Dressed in Blood soon, but I think your first couple choices may be too scary for me. I'm such a wuss!

    Thank you for stopping by!

  6. Anna was the best book I've read this year it is definitely worth it!

    @Emily Haunted is terrifying!scariest thing I've ever read. The others just have really creepy people in them. But yeah, not for the faint of heart.