Top 5 Saturday | 10/19/19 | Creepy Books

I’ve been trying to decide which book tag I want to participate in on Saturdays. I’ve had quite a few reviews lined up, but now that I have those tackled, I’m ready to do something a little different. This tag stood out to me as soon as I saw it. Especially after the events of today. I went and walked through a ten acre corn maze with my boyfriend and if that doesn’t scream creepy, Halloween, fall vibes, I’m not sure what does. Sure, it was 10am, but by the end, I was worried we’d be stuck. Anyway, let’s get to the tag.

The rules are:

  • Share your top 5 books of the current topic – these can be books that you want to read, have read and loved, have read and hated, you can do it any way you want.
  • Tag the original post. (It’s here!)
  • Tag 5 people.

Today’s prompt is creepy books! I’m going to go with the top 5 that I want to read, since creepy books are my favorite. I love feeling scared and confused while I read.


Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

I’ve talked about this book before on one of my tags. The cover itself is creepy enough to draw me in, even though I happen to love snakes. I also love reading about ghosts, murder, and shady Yale secret societies, so this one is definitely towards the top of my TBR pile!


The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

Witches, necromancy, dark forces? All buzz words for me and they’re all included in the description of this book. I’ve heard a lot of mixed reviews but the cover is so beautiful and the premise just sounds so interesting, I’m going to have to give it a shot!


Rules for Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall

This book sounds like it centers around a strong sisterly bond, which is always something I love to read about (don’t tell my sister, she’ll never let it go). This book centers around a “game” where our main character and a group of her friends have to search through the forest to find a local ghost legend. I’ve only heard good reviews for this book, so I’m excited to get to it. I’ve already requested my library purchase a copy, and once they have, I’ll be one of the first in line to read it.


When You See Me by Lisa Gardner

For some reason, Lisa Gardner’s Detective D.D. Warren series is the only detective series I’ll read. For a long time, I was in a horrible book slump like I hadn’t read for months, but I picked up one of her books and soon afterward, I’d devoured them all. This isn’t like the books above since all of her stories follow a cast of characters trying to find a murderer and there’s absolutely no paranormal aspect to them, but I’d definitely still consider them creepy. I believe most of them even have chapters from the murderer’s perspective, which is always a surefire way to freak me out.


Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

I don’t know much about this book besides the fact that it’s marketed as a “suspenseful psychological thriller” and I’ve heard it has a great twist at the end. I’m not sure if it’s necessarily “creepy” so maybe it doesn’t belong on this list, but it sounds like it might be, so I’m going to add it here anyway. I absolutely love a good twist that’s believable, but also completely surprises me, so I’m excited to get to this one.

Alright, that’s it for the tag! Have you read any of these books? If so, please let me know whether or not you’d recommend them. I’m also not going to tag anyone specific, but if you have done this tag, let me know. I’d love to read your posts.

10 thoughts on “Top 5 Saturday | 10/19/19 | Creepy Books

      1. I think with some books whether it is because it is a genre that is new to you or an author that is new to you or a book you absolutely loved (like Gravemaidens which I just posted Tuesday or There Will Come A darkness or Tenth Girl or Wilder Girls)…. or in this case it is a different mix of genres plus an author everyone knows I absolutely love but SOC and CK was before I started blogging so i never reviewed any of her books before (i was on a hiatus with King of Scars). So this was really rough on me… negative reviews got dry for a while till I found my snark and now they have gone off the wall… if you want to search for verify on my site… the snark is strong with that one…. oh and pivot but that’s completely different kind of thing…. memory thief I felt like I ruined everyone’s xmas.

        Not sure you asked for an explanation with the link but there you go.


        Sorry for the hella long post. I’ll try not to do that again if you arent scared to ever ask me a question again lol


      2. I will definitely take a look at the snarky reviews! I think it’s fun to see a change of pace from the typical 3-4 star review.
        I also loved reading your Ninth House review, I thought it was great! Haha don’t worry about the long post, it was an interesting read.

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      3. Thank you! That is really sweet of you! And yes they are definitely a switch up. They dont come around often but when they do… oh boy! I’m glad you liked the NH review! 🙂 glad I didnt scare you off!


  1. THE BONE WITCH is soo fucking GORGEOUSSS!! I had almost forgotten about this one! It has been on my thr for A LONGGGGG time and your post reminded me to read it! SO THANK YOUUU!! + Rules for Vanishing! That cover is sure is hella creepyyyy!! 😱😱😱❤️

    GREAT LIST, Kayla!! 😍😍😍😍❤️❤️💕💕👻☔️🐥


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