Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Spooky Settings

Top 5 Wednesday

TOP 5 WEDNESDAY is a weekly meme created by Lainey @ GingerReadsLainey and is currently hosted by Samantha @ Thoughts on TomesEvery Wednesday a new topic is listed on the Goodreads group, and you list your top 5 books related to the particular topic.

This week’s topic is…

Favorite Spooky Settings 

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Basically any short story by Edgar Allan Poe is perfectly crafted in a dark, spooky setting. 

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This is one of my favorite Edgar Allan Poe retellings (“The Fall of the House of Usher”). I think Bethany Griffin captures the most spookiest and creepiest setting in The Fall, which made me love the book even more. 

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“The Adventure of the German Student” by Washington Irving is by far my favorite short story written by him. The story centers on the guillotine executions that took place during the French Revolution. It’s a creepy and fantastic read.

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Shakespeare could definitely write “spooky” settings, and I think Macbeth is one of my favorite plays where he encapsulates a story of macabre, murder, screeching animals, moving forests, and ominous, chanting witches. 

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Jane Eyre is my all-time favorite novel, and I mostly love it because Charlotte Brontë  writes such brilliant and spooky scenes that involve the unknown (possibly ghosts) in the red room, charring lightning strikes, and the cackling of a woman in the attic who likes to light things on fire. 

What are some of your favorite stories with spooky settings?

Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Books I Enjoyed that Have Under 2,000 Ratings on Goodreads

TOP TEN TUESDAY

HOSTED by The Broke and the Bookish


This week’s topic is…

Top Ten Books I Enjoyed that Have Under 2,000 Ratings On Goodreads

Get thee to a bookstore or library and read these books, people!

(Click the book cover to link to the book’s Goodreads’ page)

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What books have you enjoyed that have under 2,000 ratings on Goodreads?

Follow these instructions to determine what books you have rated that have under 2,000 ratings: Go to Goodreads, select your read list, at the top of your read list where it says settings you can add a column for number of ratings, then you can sort by that.