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. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
Here’s how it works: Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl assigns a topic for each Tuesday. If you check this link, you’ll find she’s assigned topics for several future weeks so you can plan ahead. She adds, “create your own top ten (or 2, 5, 20, etc.) list . . . Feel free to put a unique spin on the topic to make it work for you!”
Each week Jana posts a Linky on her blog where you can (if you want) share a link to your post and check out other bloggers’ posts.
Today’s assigned topic is Favorite Bookstores OR Bookstores I’d Love to Visit. Once again, this is not a topic I’ve ever thought about. I usually try to visit a local book store whenever I travel, but I’ve never drawn up a bucket list of bookstores to visit.
So, in place of a bookstore list, today I offer you eight sources of suggestions of spooky reading for Halloween.
- A Sudden Light by Garth Stein
- The Unstoppable, Fearsome, Delicious Allure of the Witch
- 10 Eerie Book Club Picks Best Read with Others Nearby
- Why Horror Is Good for Your Mental Health
- 11 Books I’m Excited to Read for Spooky Season
- New in Paperback: 10 October Releases Primed for Autumn
- 10 spooky modern horror books to read this fall
- The 60 Most Popular Horror Books of the Past Five Years
A Sudden Light by Garth Stein
This list of paperback releases offers a little bit of everything for the beginning of autumn: gothic-inspired tales for the spooky season, transporting reads for those who find themselves home-bound, and twisty mysteries for anyone itching for a puzzle. Regardless of what you pick, you’re sure to discover an atmospheric and perfectly plotted read that will keep you turning pages as the leaves start turning colors.
Horror fiction, as a genre, can be fascinating to track over time. The scary stories that we tell ourselves often reflect the anxieties we’re living through as a society. Why do certain books catch on with a large reading audience?
Goodreads considers this question by looking at the most popular horror books of the past five years. “Popularity is measured by total shelvings—books that appear on readers’ Read and Want to Read shelves—and overall star ratings.”
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