Top Ten Tuesday: Halloween freebie — Ten horror books on my TBR list


Happy Halloween!

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic is a Halloween freebie! For past Halloween freebies, I’ve done lists about witches and lists about ghosts, as well as some really icky, gross horror novels. This time, I thought I’d keep it simple and just list a bunch of horror novels on my to-read list that I really do need to get around to reading! (Too late to read them in time for this Halloween, but there’s always next year!)

To top ten to-read horror books are:


  1. We Sold Our Souls by Grady Hendrix
  2. Needful Things by Stephen King
  3. A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay
  4. Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig
  5. Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
  6. We Are Where the Nightmares Go by C. Robert Cargill
  7. Full Throttle and Strange Weather by Joe Hill (okay, those are two separate books, but since they’re both story collections by Joe Hill, I’m counting them as one!)
  8. Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky
  9. The Hunger by Alma Katsu
  10. The Terror by Dan Simmons

Have you read any of these? Which one should I read first?

So what’s on your Halloween TTT this week? Share your link, please, and I’ll come check out your top 10!


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26 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Halloween freebie — Ten horror books on my TBR list

    • I loved all his other books, and I bought this one the second it came out… so I don’t know what my problem is, other than mood and timing (and probably the stars and planets) lining up right just yet. 🙂

  1. Oooh, love this list! Several of these are on my list, too. I really need to read Dread Nation (I’ve been meaning to since it came out), but I’ll probably wait for the sequel and just read them together at this point. Imaginary Friend looks SO CREEPY, and I can’t wait to read that one, too. :3

    Here’s my TTT post.

  2. We Sold Our Soul is great, and A Head Full of Ghosts was a mind trip. All of his work is so intense and hard to decide what is real! I started The Hunger recently and while I like it, it is really slow.

    • I keep hearing great things about Paul Tremblay — so far, I’ve only read his short story that was part of the Amazon Forward collection, but I really liked his style. Definitely looking forward to We Sold Our Souls!

    • I love Joe Hill, but I tend to avoid short stories, which is why I haven’t read his two books on my list — but I do love all his novels, even though (or maybe because) they scare me to death. 🙂

  3. I’d love to read Terror as well. I just want to try another Dan Simmons book. I’ve only read Song of Kali so far which was unsettling but I liked it.
    Dread Nation was really good. Very entertaining. I loved it ’cause zombies. 🙂

    • I watched the TV series of The Terror and thought it was amazing, so I definitely want to read the book. I’ve read two other books by him (Children of the Night and Flashback) and thought they were both great. I”m pretty sure I have a copy of Song of Kali somewhere on my shelves too. Excited for Dread Nation!

    • The only problem I have now is that I just discovered that Imaginary Friend is over 700 pages long! I probably wouldn’t have requested the ARC if I’d known that… now I have to convince myself that I really do want to read it.

  4. Strange Weather is fantastic. So is We Sold Our Souls and We are Where the Nightmares Go. Hoping to read Full Throttle soon! October may be over but I don’t think I managed to get quite enough horror. haha

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