Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme created by Lainey from gingerreadslainey, now hosted by Sam from ThoughtsOnTomes. (Sam is taking a break from T5W, but we have tons of old topics to use/revisit during that time, so I’m planning to do a combination of that and making up my own topics while we wait and see if T5W officially comes back.) You can check out the goodreads group to learn more.
I wasn’t really feeling it this week, but then I realized I’ve never talked about this topic here. Or, if I have, I can’t find a post about it.
In no particular order, as usual…
Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand (AKA, the book I will not shut up about) is not only one of my favorite horror novels, but it’s on my general list of all-time favorites. I. Am. OBSESSED. (I screeched more about it in my review.)
I’m cheating and saying Rin Chupeco’s The Girl from the Well duology because I loved both books. I actually liked The Suffering a tiny bit more than The Girl From the Well, but both were fantastic in my opinion, and I highly recommend them, especially if you like movies like The Ring.
The Woman in Black by Susan Hill has stuck with me, and I don’t even really know why. I actually gave this one (I think) 4 stars out of 5, but it’s still a favorite because I can’t shake it. (I also really like the movie.) If you like classic ghost stories, check this one out.
Mira Grant’s (AKA Seanan McGuire) Newsflesh Trilogy is also kind of cheating because I’m not narrowing it down to just one, but I liked the whole trilogy fairly equally. I think I liked the third book least, but I still gave it 4 out of 5 stars. I love that this zombie trilogy opens way after the outbreak, so everyone is already used to them. It was an interesting change.
Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson is my latest obsession, and I might have a review coming later this week if I can motivate myself to organize my thoughts and write it 😛 If you like witchy stuff, zombies (but not mindless zombies, more like Liv Moore from iZombie minus the brain-eating), and mysteries, try this one.
Okay, I know it’s Top 5 Wednesday, but I couldn’t leave off Holly Black’s The Coldest Girl in Coldtown. This is still one of my favorite vampire books ever, and I’ve been itching to re-read it for a while.
I could list a few more as honorable mentions, but I’m starving so I’m wrapping this up here so I can go grab some food and coffee 😛