October 26, 2010

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke & The Bookish.

This week's list is inspired by Halloween.

Top Ten Scary Spooky Books
  1. TommyKnockers by Stephen King- My first and last attempt at Stephen King. I've never been the same since reading it.
  2. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan- Frightening and gory but I actually loved this one.
  3. Doublespell by Janet Lunn-I read this in my tween years and had nightmares.
  4. The Demonata Series by Darren Shan- I really enjoyed Cirque du Freak but Demonata was just too much for me.
  5. Goosebumps by R.L.Stine- I check these out for kids at the library all the time, I don't know how they have the courage.
  6. The Tallypo-a Ghost Story retold by Paul Galdone- a childrens book that one of my co-workers tells in the form of an oral-story-positively spinechilling.
  7. In a Dark Dark Room by Alvin Schwartz-this one isn't too scary-I love reading it out loud to school agers.That's all I have to list....when it come to being scared I'm a big wimp.


  1. Good list! When I was younger I loved the Goosebump books too. My favorites, though, were the Fear Street series. Hmm.. I think you've just inspired me to pick one of those up again.

  2. I used to read the Goosebumps books when I was younger. They were fun, especially the choose your own adventure ones.

  3. Wow I remember going to the bookstore, and not being able to buy a Goosebump book so I would hide the book behind a bunch of other books so no one else would find it until I could come back and get it. I still think the first 10 books were the best, after that they were EH.
    Forest of Hands and Teeth is on my tbr pile! Woo!

    My Top Ten

  4. I don't like scary books either! Have avoided Stephen King for that very reason :D

  5. I'm a wimp too.

    But I love love LOVE all the Goosebumps books :D

  6. No books here that I have read, but I have seen The Forest of Hands and Teeth on a couple of other lists and intend to check if I can find it.

  7. I warn my students to beware of In a Dark, Dark Room, especially the story called The Green Ribbon. That book gets checked out more than any other in the library. Works every time.

    Here's my TTT:

  8. I really liked Forests of Hands and Teeth, and while it was kinda dramatic and gruesome, I'm surprised everyone this week seems to have found it so scary! :D Good book though.

    I saw the Tommyknockers movie and thought it was kinda silly. I guess the book is better? King does have a way with creepy, even if his endings kinda fail. I've got two of his short story collections on my list.

  9. "The Forest of Hands and Teeth" was really creepy! I had weird dreams while reading that book and I don't think that's a coincidence.

  10. I had Stine's Fear Street books on my list..and for Stephen King..it was It for me!

  11. It's funny how everyone's "scare" threshold is different. I'm a really visual person so if I read something scary or see a movie/tv show/or picture of something scary it stays with me a long time. My husband laughs a lot when horror movie previews come on because I cover my eyes and hum really loudly....