Top Ten Tuesday:Unread yet highly recommended horror books #TTT #HorrorOctober

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish (click the link to visit them) who pick a different topic each week.

This week the topic is… all about recommendations. 

I’m going to tweak this week’s topic a tad and go for books I haven’t read yet but have been recommended to me, whether it’s by fellow bloggers, friends, websites or the ‘if you liked this try this…’ type of thing. As I’m in the midst of Horror October, I will of course be narrowing it down to realm of horror and its close affiliates. 

NOS4A2 ~ Joe Hill: I’ve only read Horns by Joe Hill and really enjoyed it. I was recently recommended this by a fellow blogger who said it was one of the scariest books she’s read. That’s pretty high expectations to live up to.

Misery ~ Stephen King: I loved the movie but haven’t read the book, and so many people have told me I have to. I’ve heard a few of the differences already too, so I pretty much know what to expect, which is probably why I haven’t got round to it yet.

Phantoms ~ Dean Koontz: Again, I’ve seen the film and loved it. I imagine the book is better though.

Heart-shaped Box ~ Joe Hill: Another Joe Hill book I’ve been told I must read. This time by my friend who really enjoyed this book.

Battle Royale ~ Koushun Takami: I’m not sure about this one. I’m usually the one recommending this to the Hunger Games fans out there, but I’ve only seen the movie which is amazingly brutal! I’m a fraud, I really should read it. But I’ve been put off by people saying it’s hard going because of the translation.

The Funhouse ~ Dean Koontz: I haven’t actually read any Dean Koontz which is quite shocking really. I’ve been told to read this one because of my fear of clowns. Aren’t my friends so nice.

Live Girls ~ Ray Garton: I have no idea who recommended this book to me, but I do remember that the conversation was about underrated vampire novels.

Anno Dracula ~ Kim Newman: Lots of blogs and people have recommended this to me and I really want to. I just haven’t got round to it yet.

The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray ~ Chris Wooding: I was recommended this after enjoying his book Poison. I’d love to read more by this author, and this one sounds great.

Sleepless ~ Lou Morgan : I read Frozen Charlotte and loved it so I’ve been told I must read the other Red Eye titles. I recently bought a 4 book set of them and Sleepless sounds the best.

What books have you been recommended but still haven’t read!?

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11 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday:Unread yet highly recommended horror books #TTT #HorrorOctober

  1. I love Nos4r2 (its UK title) – but don’t read it @ Christmas unless you want some childhood memories tainted! Heart-Shaped Box!!!!!! Oh gosh, Heart-Shaped Box was my gateway drug into Joe Hill – LOVE IT!!!!

    Misery is also pretty awesome – but is a bit of a slow burn.

  2. I still haven’t read anything by Stephen King. I KNOW, it’s shameful. I love the movie, Misery. His books are so long…that’s what keeps me from trying them.

  3. Great spin on the topic! I didn’t manage a TTT this week – drew a complete blank. Well, the Joe Hill books are amazing, and so is Misery! A good friend (who’s a total horror connoisseur) has been pushing me to read Anno Dracula for years now. I finally picked up a copy, so that’s a start, at least. 🙂

  4. I hardly ever read horror novels, but I do often find myself wanting to give Stephen King a try. Misery has been recommended to me in the past, and if I ever do decide to give King’s books a try it’ll probably be the one I start with!

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