Top 10 Tuesday: Books with Ghosts and Ghouls and Scary Things

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It’s Tuesday which means it’s time for ‘Top Ten Tuesday’ from  The Broke and the Bookish. I wasn’t sure I would manage the Halloween Freebie but I had a look through the books I’ve read and I have enough for a post, just maybe not 10.

As always, in no particular order. Links are to reviews, pictures are affiliate links to amazon.

The Historian- Elizabeth Kostova

I read this modern day Dracula story when I was at uni. At the time a lived in a house where my room had lots of fitted cupboards, I used to wake-up after having funny dreams and check all the cupboards before I could go back to sleep. Despite (or maybe because of) this it remains a favourite of mine.

After Dark- Haruki Murakami

Probably any of Murakami’s books could fit here (except maybe Norwegian Wood which is sort of…normal). I chose ‘After Dark’ because of the storyline with the girl who gets transported to a sort of parallel universe inside the TV, it’s a bit hard to explain which is why I skipped reviewing it, but it’s pretty classic Murakami style which I love

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2)- J.K Rowling

I could probably have put any of the Potter books too, but I chose Chamber because of the voice in the walls, it’s just spooky. (Half-Blood Prince was a close second with the inferi)


Clovenhoof- Heide Goody and Iain Grant

What would happen if the devil was sent to Earth to live as a human? This humorous book answers this question

The Radleys- Matt Haig

A family of recovering vampires are trying to fit in in a normal neighbourhood. Can it work?


The Glass Guardian- Linda Gillard

Is the old house haunted? And is it possible to fall in love with a ghost?


Bellman and Black- Diane Setterfield

I read Bellman and Black before Setterfield’s much loved ‘The Thirteenth Tale’ and I remember it better. It concerns Mr Bellman and his strange and mysterious business partner ‘Black’


Cauldstane- Linda Gillard

A more classic ghost story than ‘The Glass Guardian’. I somehow missed reviewing this one



Her Fearful Symmetry- Audrey Niffenegger

When two teenage twins move into the flat left to them in their aunt’s will they find she hasn’t quite managed to leave yet



The Lucifer Effect- Philip Zimbardo

This one is scary because it’s true. It chronicles Zimbardo’s famous ‘Stanford Prison Experiment’ where students were randomly assigned roles as ‘prisoners’ or ‘guards’



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15 responses to “Top 10 Tuesday: Books with Ghosts and Ghouls and Scary Things

  1. For HP: voice in the walls, but definitely those spiders as well.
    Those creeped me out but I simply hate spiders. :’)


  2. Poinsettia

    Nice list! The Chamber of Secrets is creepy! Here is my Top Ten Tuesday.


  3. All these covers look really creepy! I haven’t read any of these (except HP), as I don’t read many spooky books 😛 Great list though!

    My TTT:


  4. Chamber freaked me out but more for the spiders than the ghosts!
    My TTT:


  5. I’ve never seen anyone else mention The Historian before! I feel like that book doesn’t get the TLC it deserves!

    Feel free to check out my TTT here:


  6. Yeah, I’ve not seen it on many book blogs

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  7. I don’t really mind spiders…but not ones that big!


  8. I don’t either. I was surprised I managed to make a list of 10

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  9. They were creepy, and I don’t mind spiders!


  10. Love this! I adore that you included so many great selections. In particular, After Dark and then of course Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets!


  11. I don’t even like the small ones, so ones that big are terrifying to me.


  12. Some of these look so creepy. Happy Halloween!


  13. 😂 yeah, sometimes it is just hard to gather even 10 titles 😀


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