Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week you compile a list of ten books which coincide with that week’s theme. You can find everything you need to know about joining in here!
This week’s theme is ‘Books I’d Give Different Titles To’, but as it’s currently #SpooktasticReads, a spooky seasonal instalment of Wyrd & Wonder, I thought I’d share some more titles I like instead. This time with a spooky twist! These are either the titles of spooky books or titles that include some kind of supernatural element for a book that isn’t all that spooky.
There are five I’ve read and five that are on my TBR – let me know which one you think I should read first!
Books I’ve read
The Terracotta Bride by Zen Cho: This novelette is set in the afterlife, and I really enjoyed it! Cho’s world-building makes me want an entire short story collection set in this world, and I think the title is lovely.
The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe: This is always going to be one of my favourite titles, I just love the way it rolls off the tongue, and it’s a witch book so, naturally, I enjoyed it a lot.
My Life as a White Trash Zombie by Diana Rowland: Everything about this book, from its title to its cover to its content, is so much fun. This is an urban fantasy well worth checking out if you’re in the mood for something spooky that isn’t scary.
How to Marry a Werewolf by Gail Carriger: How could I not love a title like this?
Feed by Mira Grant: I love the double meaning in this title – are we talking about blogs, zombies or both? This is one of my favourite novels and I can’t recommend it enough if you haven’t read it already!
Books on my TBR
My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix: This is quite possibly the most fun horror title out there. I love it.
Unbury Carol by Josh Malerman: The title is what originally drew me to this book, then I read the blurb and I’ve been hooked ever since. A UK edition is finally being released next year.
When Life Gives You Demons by Jennifer Honeybourn: This is quite possibly my favourite title on this list. I love a pun, and the cover’s so cute too!
Missing, Presumed Dead by Emma Berquist: There’s something so ominous and moody about this title. I’m surprised I haven’t come across a novel with this title before now.
The Magic Cottage by James Herbert: My dad’s always recommending this book to me, and I love the title because it sounds like it should be something out of Snow White when, in actuality, it’s a horror novel.