Top Ten Tuesday | All About the Spooky Stuff
Hello, fellow book nerdigans. Welcome to Finding Wonderland. If you’ve stumbled upon this space, thanks for taking the time to visit and read. We've arrived at yet another Tuesday which can only mean one thing: another edition of Top Ten Tuesday is going down.
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I’m not a proponent of Halloween. It isn’t my holiday and never has been. (I'm a Christmas girl.) That said I do have a weird number of spooky reads on my bookshelf that I, admittedly, am excited to read. Or rather some I have enjoyed reading and some I would like to read still. Some of these sound spooky in wild ways, others seem like they’d be more fantasy driven than “scary.”
Speaking of spooky, have you guys seen Van Helsing (movie, not the TV show)? I just saw it last night, and yeah, I'm conflicted. I mean, for one thing it has Hugh Jackman in it. So, there's that. But on the other hand, I was left feeling a little... well, so-so about it.
But, back on topic. (Which is all things books!) What are some of your favorite spooky reads!? Another one I’d recommend this time of year (although apparently I neglected it when putting today’s prompt together) is Lorie Langdon’s Gilt Hollow. It’s a contemporary but fits with our current theme. With that oversight somewhat remedied, I do think there's enough spooky, Gothic and daring on this list to offer a wide appeal. Plus, let's face it, these covers are kick-butt amazing with an All Hollow's Eve stamp of approval.
1. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith | If you don't mind a touch of "zany," and walk into this expecting escapism and fun, this is you're kind of read. Plus, I think everyone knows I'm pretty "obsessed" with this one. Exhibit A, exhibit B. Amazon | Goodreads
BOOK REVIEW | Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith
2. Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon | I’m not entirely
sure the “why” of putting this one on this particular week’s topic. But no
matter what, it’s a great little story. Plus anyone obsessed with Scotland or Outlander should definitely pick this one up. Amazon | Goodreads
BOOK REVIEW | Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon
3. The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings | I’ve had every
intention of reading this one for what seems a long time now. Lindsay is a fun social media author and I hear good
things about this one – plus it sounds like a unique dystonia (albeit creepy!). Amazon | Goodreads
4. Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard | Since I did enjoy Susan's Truthwitch, I'm curious about this, her earlier series. It seems like it'd feature an amazing heroine if those covers are any indication. Amazon | Goodreads
5. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins | It's about witches. Obviously this one practically demanded it make this week's list. Amazon | Goodreads
6. Splintered by A.G. Howard | Another one that sounds interesting! A kind of Alice in Wonderland retelling from what I understand. Amazon | Goodreads
7. The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade | I know. I need to STOP talking about this one and READ it. I know. Amazon | Goodreads
8. Defiance by C.J. Redwine | Another one I need to quit chatting up and simply read. I know. (Also, I realize this one is out of order in my video. Editing error - my apologies!) Amazon | Goodreads
9. Warm Bodies | Using the movie for this one since I've not read the book. But the film? It's darling.
FILM REVIEW | Warm Bodies (2013)
10. Paranormalcy by Kiersten White | A trusted blogging buddy recommends this series, so I'm super excited to crack open its pages and see what's inside. Amazon | Goodreads
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That’s it for today’s bookish piece of epic. What are some of your favorite spooky stories to read at this time of year; do you have a favorite or one you detest? Comment down below with your lists, top ten Tuesday links (I’d be happy to visit!) or other book nerd fun. I’m looking forward to chatting with you.