Happy Halloween! What a perfect week to focus on covers that give us the chills!
Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic is Top Ten Scariest Looking Books Covers. What makes a cover scary? I’m less impressed by actual blood and gore — but give me just the hint of something sinister or creepy, and I’m hooked!
My top ten creepy, eerie, spooky, chilling, scary book covers are:
1) It by Stephen King: Responsible for a generation or two of people completely traumatized by clowns and storm drains.
2) Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
3) The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
4) I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
5) Poe’s Children: The New Horror by Peter Straub
Doll parts? Always creepy.
6) Red Spikes by Margo Lanagan
7) Four and Twenty Blackbirds by Cherie Priest
8) Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
9) The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey
I don’t know what’s in the jar… and I don’t want to know.
10) Sunshine by Robin McKinley
Honorable mention: I wanted to give a special shout-out (or should that be a scream-out?) to some blast from the past creep fests:
Happy Halloween! May your reading be extra spooky and creepy this week!
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