October 03, 2017

Top 5 Wednesday| Don't Leave Me in the Dark

Top 5 Wednesday is a book meme that was started by Laini from GingerreadsLaini and is now hosted by Sam over at Thoughts on Tomes.

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This isn't this weeks topic, but next weeks. I really wanted to do this topic rather than one on witches, as I have a blog tour post scheduled for next week and couldn't fit in doing both. The topic is creepy settings, these don't have to be specific to just horror books (thank the stars).

1. The Moors - Wuthering Heights
Emily Bronte

I never did finish reading Wuthering Heights during my a-levels. I know! I'm just as surprised that I passed when I did. There is just something so unsettling about the isolation of the moors. 

2. The Lottery
Shirley Jackson

The Lottery is a short story, about- in my opinion- traditions and how although everyone partakes doesn't mean they are necessarily okay. Setting isn't a massive part of the story, 

3. The Toyshop- The Magic Toyshop
Angela Carter

The first of two Carter texts on this list. I absolutely love Carter's works. This story is creepy, unnerving and perfect for a read that is directly in the horror genre.

4. The Bloody Chamber and Other Short Stories
Angela Carter 

Probably the most famous of Carter's works, I had to study this all through my A-levels and loved the unique take on the classic fairy tales.

5. Coraline 
Neil Gaiman 

HOW DO CHILDREN READ THIS?! I was a teen when I first read this and it creeped me the fuck out. I love Gaiman's work and this is one of my absolute favourites, but even I think this shouldn't be suitable for children to read.

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