Recent creepy reads #TopTenTuesday

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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!

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018.


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