Top 5 Tuesday: Creepy Covers

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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.
For our final October post we’re going to talk about some creepy and spooky book covers!

#1 Hocus Pocus

I put this on my tbr pile the moment it was announced and still haven’t read it. But the movie is a Halloween staple for me. The cover of the book is just delightfully wicked!

#2 Lovecraft Country

I still haven’t seen the show because I meant to read the book first, and then I never got around to doing that. 😅 The cover of the novel reminds me of things like Psycho, so it instantly gave me creepy vibes.

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Top 5 Tuesday: Spooky Worlds

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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.

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Top 5 Tuesday: Books that did scare You

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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.
Our second Halloween appropriate post deals with books that scared me. To be honest, not many things scare me, so this was pretty hard! I somehow managed to come up with five picks. 😀

#1 Rosemary’s Baby

The reason this was scary to me is the psychological component. Rosemary wonders whether she is going crazy or whether strange things are really going on around her. This amount of gaslighting sure is frightening as it feels quite realistic.

#2 The Handmaid’s Tale

Speaking of realistic. This isn’t even a horror book but it scared the shit out of me. Again, the main selling point here is how damn realistic everything felt. The horror lay in what was being done to the women in the story. And in the fact that it wasn’t done by some supernatural monster, but by other humans.

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Top 5 Tuesday: horror/thriller tropes that don’t scare you

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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.
It’s finally October so we’re doing loads of spooky themes this month. To kick it off, we’ll talk about horror/thriller tropes that don’t scare me. To be honest, there are only very few things that scare me, so this was pretty simple. 😅

#1 Monsters

Any type of monster doesn’t really faze me. Be it werewolves, vampires, zombies or any other basic bitch creature you can think of just doesn’t get under my skin. No matter how well written, it’s just never realistic enough to do the trick for me.

#2 Conjuring Evil

So, while the evil that gets conjured could admittely be a little spooky, I always get stuck on the usually rather stupid people who do the conjuring. You know, kids in a cabin in the woods who find an old book and start reading kind of vibe. 😅

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Top 5 Tuesday: Sequels you would sell your Soul for

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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.
This week’s topic is all about sequels I need to have in my life right now and I’d sell my soul for.

#1 Sorcery of Thorns – Margaret Rogerson

I loved the worldbuilding in this one, with the books and everything. While I liked the idea of this being a standalone, I would like to explore some of the aspects of the story more!

#2 Eight Will Fall – Sarah Harian

If I recall correctly, this was initially supposed to be a duology but ended up being only one book instead. It showed. I wanted to read more about the backstory and the ending felt a tad rushed and abrupt. So, I’d love to have a sequel that gets to show us all the things we didn’t get a chance to see.

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Top 5 Tuesday: Standalone Books

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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.
Today we’re talking about some standalone books I really enjoyed. I tried to maybe not go with the most obvious picks. 😉

#1 Horns – Joe Hill

I’m sure you’re all familiar with Stephen King. But what you might not know is that his son is also an amazing writer. I got one of Joe Hill’s books as a birthday present once and was hooked. Horns was actually the second one of this novels that I picked up! The story is fascinating, dark, weird, twisted. There’s even a pretty decent movie adaptation with Daniel Radcliff!

#2 The Second Coming – John Niven

I read a bunch of John Niven book so far and they all made me laugh so much. One of his most brilliant works is definitely The Second Coming. Just the concept in itself is amazing. I mean, look at the cover! 😀

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