#5OnMyTBR is a bookish meme hosted by E. @ Local Bee Hunter’s Nook where you chose five books from your to-be-read pile that fit that week’s theme. If you’d like more info, head over to the announcement post!
Welcome to another week and another 5 On My TBR! And I’m super excited for this one because the theme is horror 👻 I love horror movies, but I’m still dipping my toes into reading horror novels. Not because I don’t like them! Just because I usually push them to the side for my tried and true SFF books, lol. But I love a scary story and so I have quite a few horror books on my TBR that I hope will give me a spine-tingling good time.
Of course, that means it took me awhile to pick just five to feature. I’m happy with the ones I chose, though, because they are all books that are high on my list! Let’s jump in the post.
#1. The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones
Ever since I read Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones, I’ve wanted to give another one of his books a try. I really got on well with his writing and his take on werewolves! Now I want to sink into one of his horror novels that taps into some dark places. I’ve heard so many good things about this one, as well! Fingers crossed that I have as good a time with this as I did with Mongrels.
#2. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
I had to include a classic of the genre! I’ve been wanting to read The Haunting of Hill House since I saw the 1999 movie adaptation. Which I loved even though it was terrible 😂 I have a soft spot for bad horror movies, okay? I’ve been curious about reading the source material for a minute and that curiosity ramped up when the Netflix series came out. I’m hoping to give this one a go soon because winter always seems like a good time to curl up with a scary story.
#3. Dead Voices by Katherine Arden
Speaking of winter and scary stories, Dead Voices would be a perfect horror story to read right now! This is the second space in the Small Spaces series, a middle grade horror series that captured my attention when I read the first book with the Middle Grade Marvels group. If this book is anything like the first one, I’m expecting at least a few shivers while reading! Katherine Arden is a master of writing atmosphere and that’s the main thing I’m looking for in a good horror read.
#4. White Smoke by Tiffany D. Jackson
Jumping from middle grade to YA, White Smoke has been on my radar since it was first announced. I’ve not read anything by Tiffany D. Jackson, but I’ve heard great things about her other books. This one has some mixed reviews, but I’m still very intrigued. It involves a potentially haunted house and creepy houses are kinda my jam! I also love the cover so it pretty much got an instant add.
#5. Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix
Grady Hendrix is literally hit or miss for me right now. I’ve read two books by him: one I loved, the other… not so much. But there’s something about a horror book written to resemble an IKEA catalog that makes me feel like this is going to go in the hit category. It’s such an interesting concept for a scary story and I absolutely love the design of the book. Now I just need to get my hands on it!
What are some horror books that are on your TBR? Have you read any of the books on mine? Let me know in the comments!
And, as always, happy reading!