Welcome to another Top 5 Saturday Reads meme. It was created by the lovely Mandy over at Devouring Books as a way to share books that we would love to read. This week’s topic is: Creepy Books I Want to Read.
As someone who’s had ‘Read a (creepy) Stephen King book’ on their bucket list for years, it’s safe to say that I’m a complete and utter wimp when it comes to anything spooky. There are however, a few books I really want to read, despite the fact that I’ll probably have nightmares for days.
Here they are:
The Institute – If you skipped over the blurb at the top, let me remind you: I ADORE Stephen King’s book On Writing and have always wanted to try one of his more ‘spooky’ books. The cover of this one (as well as the teen element in the premise) caught my eye. I’m secretly hoping it’s not as scary as some of the reviews have made it seem. Fingers crossed as I’m waiting on a reservation for this one from my library!
The Wicked Deep – I’ve read some really mixed reviews on The Wicked Deep but I’m really keen to read Winterwood and thought it might be a great time to read this one while I’m waiting for Winterwood’s release. It’s unlikely that I’ll get to it in time but you never know. I might just surprise myself!
Spiderwick – I’ve been a fan of Holly Black for YEARS but sadly have to admit that I haven’t read that many of her books. I’m keen to try The Spiderwick Chronicles as I’ve read some reviews saying it’s a spooky read but not overly scary. Here’s to hoping they were telling the truth! Can you really go wrong with faeries though?
Through the Woods – I’ve been really getting in to graphic novels lately and this one is no exception. It’s been on my TBR shelf for a little while now and I’m keen to see how the short story format works in a graphic novel. I’ve read anthology novels but haven’t seen one in artistic print, so this one’s definitely one I’m excited to try!
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina – I watched the Netflix series (with great apprehension at first) and fell in love with the semi-scary and mostly addictive life of Sabrina. I’m a mega fan of TV shows that feature high school (I love a good teen drama show – just ask Nen) and this one really piqued my interest. I’m keen to see the prequel to the show and find out more about Sabrina’s life before she had to choose between being a witch or human.
// have you read any of these books? are they on your TBR? //