Ok, so hey there everyone! This is going to be my first Top 5 Wednesdays post, and I AM SO PUMPED UP WOOHOO. (Feel free to just stop right here, if you’re getting annoyed by my unnecessary bouts of hyperness. Not without a like, ofc, pfft duhh.) I saw this post over at Brinsbookblog. It was originally created by Lainey @ her YouTube channel, but I guess everyone knows that since this meme is like sooooo popular!
Anyways, so I’m like in a serious serious book/reading calamity. No, its not a slump. No, it’s not time issue (well, it is, but I’ve figured out a way to read) but no the calamity isn’t that. And no, it’s also not the issue of being broke and wanting more books.
THE ISSUE IS THAT I GODDAMN CAN’T STOP SEARCHING FOR MORE BOOKS. I LITERALLY HAVE 2764950470 BOOKS TO READ BUT I STILL CAN’T STOP. I’M SEARCHING FOR “Fall Books to read” or “Blue books to read” or “Books to read in 2016 or 2017” or God knows what! And like, I should stoppppppp! I SHOULD READ. GUYS PLEASE TELL ME TO READ.
I’ve decided. I’m going to delete all book-related apps from my phone: Goodreads, Scribed, Aldiko, Amazon and no searching on EpicReads, Book Outlet or just plain google until I finish ATLEAST 4 books this month. And then you all can reward me by maybe gifting me more books on my birthday…cool?
No? Haha okkkk whatever.
ANYWAYS. Topic for this week’s Top 5 Wednesdays is:
“5 Books with creepy settings”
Do I really need to specify about why this book ended up here? I mean, have you seen that cover?!?!!?? IT HAS A CLOWN ON IT AND EVERYTHING WITH CLOWNS ARE JUST CREEPY AND SCARY AND MACABRE AND GHOULISH AND HORRIBLE AND EVERY OTHER SYNONYM FOR CLOWN. *Sighs* Also, it’s a clown that freaking killllsss! If this book doesn’t end up on people’s creepy booklists, I’m seriously going to go into serious depression.
2. Vengeance Road by Eric Bowman
So, I haven’t read this book but judging from those skulls and guns on the cover, this is bound to be creepy. This book gives a very pirates kinda feel, with treasure hunting and murder on the track. This girl, Kate, her father’s been murdered because he revealed a secret diary telling about the location of a hidden chest of gold. So Kate is now looking for answers and justice and along the way befriends a group of brothers and a girl who can’t stop following her.
Gives Treasure Island and Huckleberry Finn kinda feels, and I liked those so I’m definitely going to give this one a try!
3. Coraline by Neil Gaiman
I FUCKING LOVE CORALINE! I have watched this movie atleast a dozen times and everytime I enjoy it even more! This was the first creepy animated movie I watched and I loved it so so so much!! It was just so different with such a different concept. Also, pardon me, but I didn’t know it was based on a book!!! I AM SURE THE BOOK IS EVEN MORE AMAZING AND I PROMISE I WILL READ IT. (I have bought a hardback, so step 1 is accomplished!) But anywaayysss, you guys need to read/watch it! If you’re too lazy to read, PLEASE WATCH IT. The creepiness in this book is sooo thrilling and enjoyable.
You’ll find dark alleys, tunnels, bare rooms, rainy days, dust and cobwebs, a little circus setting, weird-ass people and AN OTHER MOTHER! Confused on what that means? Good. Now go on and watch the movie to see what I mean! Then come back, and we can have a nice, long discussion over it.
4. Asylum by Madeleine Roux
The name is literally screaming “CREEPINESS”
The cover, the setting, the characters…it’s all so ghoulish.
So the story revolves around this 16-year-old guy, Dan, who goes to North Hampshire College for a summer program. He learns that his dorm wasn’t originally a university but was an asylum before, an asylum for the criminally insane. He, along with his friends, explore the dark, creepy tunnels and find strange things there.
This book is filled with pictures of real abandoned asylums, creepy quotes and just really horrifying things. Hence, making for an amazing creepy story. (That is, if you’re into stuff like that)
For Goodreads synopsis, click here.
5. Miss Peregrine’s School for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Ok, the reason this comes here is because the first time I read the synopsis if this book like 3 years back, I was like shit this is so creepy and..unique I’ve gotta read this! And when i did, it was everything but creepy. Like it was the good/cute-kiddish creepy. Yes, there are ghostly children, weird children, umm supernatural things, but it is just such a nice read!
However, that cover and synopsis definitely calls for this book ending up here!
So, there goes my 5 books in creepy settings. What do you guys think? Have you read any from here? Let me know down below! x
-Until then, Happy Reading!