*Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog link-up hosted by The Broke and the Bookish*
Welcome to a Halloween-themed freebie week here on Top Ten Tuesday. Now, I need to preface this post by saying that I’m so not into creepy or gory or vampires. So if you’re looking for books like that, you might want to check out the other blogs on the link-up this week. However, I do love a good ghost story, particularly if said ghost orchestrates a romance while they are about their ghosting. And magical realism is right up my alley! Still… in looking at the suggested topics for today’s post, I knew I wouldn’t be able to come up with ten things for any one of the given ideas. So instead I’m doing a hodge-podge, an assorted bag of candy if you will (just to send the trick or treat theme toward a grisly end).
The Inn Boonsboro books are a trilogy based on the inn that Nora Roberts herself owns.
The historic hotel in Boonsboro has endured war and peace, changing hands, even rumored hauntings. Now it’s getting a major facelift from the Montgomery brothers and their eccentric mother. Along the way, the brothers encounter a ghost with an intriguing past and a penchant for matchmaking.
Books in the series:
Seriously. This book. Creeped me out as a kid, creeped me out as an adult. But boy is it good lol.
Amy is terrified. She hears scratching and scurrying noises coming from the dollhouse, and the dolls she was playing with are not where she left them. Dolls can’t move by themselves, she tells herself. But every night when Amy goes into the attic to check on the dollhouse, it is flled with an eerie light and the dolls have moved again! Are the dolls trying to tell her something? Are their movements connected to the grisly murders of her own great-grandparents? In a spine-chilling climax, Amy and her sister unravel the secrets of the petrifying dollhouse murders.
Monsieur Bernard de Cressac (Bluebeard)
Dude needs some counseling.
When a Heart Stops is actually the second book in my very favorite suspense series, Deadly Reunions. You must go back and read the books in order because they all tie together, but this second book has the most chilling case of the three, in my opinion. It made me think of The Dollhouse Murders so maybe that biased me a little lol.
The first book – When the Smoke Clears – is free on Amazon right now!
Nancy Drew. Duh. 🙂
Ok. So technically Benedict Cumberbatch isn’t the sleuth – Sherlock Holmes is. But y’all. I could listen to Benedict Cumberbatch read a phone book and be perfectly content 🙂
There is no way I could ever decide between Dumbledore and Gandalf so I am declaring a tie.
Hermione Granger. Again, duh. 🙂
I. LOVE. THIS. BOOK.
If you have never read it, you are missing out.
Don’t tell my nephew this, but I totally bought a copy the other day to read to him the next time I get to see him. Granted, he’s only 5 months old but he lives 6 hours away. You can never be too prepared lol.
Of course, there was really only one option for this category lol.
Stephen King + my vivid imagination = not a good combination for peaceful sleep
For further reasons, see my opening paragraph 😉
What about you? What books would you pick for some of these categories?