This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is:
It’s a Halloween freebie this week, so I’ve decided to talk about some of my latest reads, which have mostly been creepy/spooky type reads.
The Lost Village – Camilla Sten
I listened to this one, and this was a really creepy audiobook. I’m often distracted when listening to audiobooks, but with this one, I hung onto every word. This story features a documentary crew venturing out to this old mining village in which the villagers all disappeared. The only remaining people were a newborn abandoned in the school and a woman stoned to death.
The Girl in Red – Christina Henry
A kind of post-apocalyptic take on Little Red Riding Hood, about a young woman trying to find her way to her grandmother while everyone around here is dying of, wait for it, The Cough. I had to go check the publication date and this was published in June 2019. So reading it in October 2021, I was a bit
We Are Satellites – Sarah Pinsker
Maybe not much of a creepy read, but this one is disturbing. People have been getting brain implants (called Pilots) to help them with school and work. It’s either get a Pilot or fall behind. I really like Pinsker’s books. This exploration of new technology, something that’s completely plausible in the future, kept me thinking even after I finished the book.
The Summoning – Kelley Armstrong
This is the first book in the Darkest Powers series. The main character Chloe is a teenager who can see ghosts. She gets sent to a boarding house for teens. The other residents all have secrets of their own. Slow-moving at first, it picks up at the end and leaves the reader hanging on until you move on to the next book.
Dial a for Aunties – Jesse Q Sutanto
Ok so it doesn’t scream “creepy” with its bright yellow cover. And it’s not really, but hey it’s got a dead body in it so I’m just going to count it. It was kinda funny despite its “hide the dead body” story. With a Chinese-Indonesian family at its heart, this book’s four aunties amuse with their banter and competitiveness.
Halloween’s not over yet so I’ve got more creepy books to go!