Top Ten Tuesday: Ten books to creepify your Halloween (and some movies)

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c.j.'s selections                         ten ten ten

And the Trees Crept In - Dawn Kurtagich 

Silla and her sister become the prey of a watchful wood, supernatural stranger, and haunted house in this eerie-as-hell horror drama.  

Movie pairing: The Awakening 

Dead House - Dawn Kurtagich 

Two sisters are the same person, or are they?  Their secrets could unlock the truth behind a series of brutal murders in this found-footage thriller. 

Movie pairing: A Tale of Two Sisters 
The Girl From the Well - Rin Chupeco 

Meet the legend behind Samara.  A boy sees the dead.  A ghost hunts for her killer.  Bad things are happening in a small Japanese village.  

Movie pairing:  The Ring, Ringu (watch 'em back to back for extra points)    

The Accident Season - Moira Fowley Doyle 

In a family drama that's more eerie/atmospheric than scary, a girl and her siblings and friend are caught in a mystery of disappearing classmates, houses that speak, and family secrets that won't stay buried. 

Movie pairing:   The Visit  

A Madness So Discreet - Mindy McGinnis 

A girl imprisoned in an asylum by her deprave father finds an unlikely ally in a dashing criminal investigator--and an unlikely profession in analyzing the minds of the most vile murderers.  

Movie pairing:   Se7en 

The Girl With the Wrong Name -  Barnabas Miller 

Girl meets boy.  Girl is mistaken for another girl.  Girl helps boy find missing soulmate.  Girl unearths a suspicious disappearance.  Girl finds that perhaps meeting boy wasn't an accident after all.  

Movie pairing:  Dark Places 
We'll Never Be Apart - Emiko Jean 

A night of horror and death lands two sisters in an asylum: one, a murderer; one, almost a victim.  But as one sister searches for the other to exact her revenge, she learns that the secrets of her own past are catching up.   

Movie pairing:  The Perfect Host 

The Devil in the Corner - Patricia Elliott 

A girl becomes caretaker to an older woman in this chilling Victorian tale of murder and madness.  Because the shadows in this place talk, and no one can be trusted. 

Movie pairing:  The Orphanage  
The Murmurings - Carly Ann West 

Everyone thinks Sophie's sister killed herself, but Sophie doesn't believe it.  The only way to find the truth is to piece together's Nell's last days in the asylum, and find the truth behind the voices in her own head.    

Movie Pairing:  Possession 
The Unquiet - Jeannine Garsee 

A girl struggling with Bipolar Disorder is haunted by the ghost of a murdered student.  But as she digs deeper, she's forced to question whether she's truly being haunted, or whether she's losing a battle with her own mind.   

Movie pairing:  The Taking of Deborah Logan 

Your turn!  What bookish horror do you love? 

Bonus Movies 

It Follows
The Babadook 
Dead Snow 


  1. I'm not a fan of horror at all, but I guess I wouldn't mind reading A Madness So Discreet! It actually sounds pretty good, and I'm not sure why I haven't put it on my TBR or even thought of picking it up!

    1. It's definitely more eerie than scary, and most of it isn't scary at all. I think you'd like it!

  2. I'm so glad to see Kurtagich take the top two spots, and your 4 and 5! :)

    Lauren @ Always Me