It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for a bookish favorites post. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Meeghan over on Meeghan Reads and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
Continuing down the list of Halloween appropriate October themes, today we are dealing with Spooky worlds!
#1 Stephen King
So, I didn’t choose one particular Stephen King novel for it’s spooky world and there’s a reason for that. If you ever find yourself in Bangor, Maine, you can visit a great many places that not only inspired many of Kings books but also places where movie scenes based on his novels were shot. Oh, and Stephen King himself lives in Bangor as well. For example, It is set in Derry, Maine but many of the settings mentioned are clearly drawn from Bangor.
#2 The Handmaid’s Tale
So, I already mentioned this last week, but to me the setting of The Handmaid’s Tale is one of the scariest in all of literature. The world building is spot on and feels extremely realistic, which to me is the spookiest of all things.
#3 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
To be fair, when I hear Sleepy Hollow I mainly think of the Tim Burton movie. But since it is based on this short story, I get to include it. The New England setting, the Headless Horseman. I’m here for it.
This one is just on the list for the *aesthetic*. The castle is really cool and the story is just iconic. Stoker did great on incorporating his spooky stuff into our world rather seamlessly.
#5 Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
While I loved the TV show growing up, I appreciate the darker tone the comics took. The worldbuilding, once more, is really cool as it incorporates magic and spooky things into our normal world and blends it in.
What’s your favorite spooky literary world? Let me know in the comments!