A weekly meme hosted by Jennifer @ The Broke & the Bookish.
In honour of Hallowe'en on Sunday, this week's topic is:
Top Ten Scariest Books
1) Carrie- Stephen King- shocking climax, even by today's horror movie standards
2) The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde- Robert Louis Stevenson- timeless scary story
3) Going Rogue- Sarah Palin- picturing her as the potential VP (and Prez in waiting) couldn't be scarier :D
4) The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe- the literary master of suspense in poetry & short stories
5) The Shining- Stephen King- the movie also makes for a scary companion!
6) The Lovely Bones- Alice Sebold- lots of shudder-worthy scenes, especially when Susie's murderer is being questioned
7) The Lord of the Flies- William Golding- how power breeds violence, even with young children
8) Heart of Darkness- Joseph Conrad- the darkest and most disturbing novel I've ever read
9) Dracula- Bram Stoker- hard to avoid that one...
10) Frankenstein- Mary Shelley- probably the best scary story & written by a woman, too!
A weekly meme hosted by Miz B @ Should Be Reading.
I haven't participated in this one for a while, but I finally get the chance to mention my current read!
Her Fearful Symmetry- Audrey Niffenegger
"A random memory came to her: We stood here together, my hand on the doorknob just like this. A younger hand; we were young."