Top Ten Tuesday : Halloween

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme where every Tuesday we look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) bookish examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  Top Ten Tuesday (created and hosted by  The Broke and Bookish) is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and future week’s topics can be found here.  This week’s topic :

Halloween Freebie

With the exception of one of my chosen topics (the adaptation – which I loved btw and highly recommend) all the books below have been fairly recent reads that have been read during the last 12/13 months.  I was going to go all old-school horror but decided I’d like to use this topic to look at some more recent reads that I’ve enjoyed and are perfect for this time of the year.

Haunting/Ghostly

Later by Stephen King

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Favourite Adaptation

Dr Sleep by Stephen King

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Vampire

The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix

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Creature Feature

Near the Bone by Christina Henry

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Psychological/Thriller

Come With Me by Ronald Malfi

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Gothic 

The Shape of Darkness by Laura Purcell

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Slasher Style

The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix

Final

Fictional retelling of true crime

In the Garden of Spite (aka Triflers Need Not Apply) by Camilla Bruce

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Horror/Thriller

The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward

Last house

Dystopian horror

The Phlebotomist by Chris Panatier

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