Monday, May 22, 2017

TTT - A Different Kind of Summer Read

This top 10 weekly meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and can be found HERE.  Each week they focus on lists which cover various topics related to books and reading. 

Today is a Summer Reads free topic.  Now when I think of Memorial Day and Summer, I tend to think of long nights staying up late with some scary reads and Jaws marathons, which is probably my favorite beachy movie (don't judge 😏).  So I'm sharing with you 10 horror-related books I hope to read this summer.




Yep, I've seen the movie tons of times and it always reminds me of my Dad as it was one of his faves but I've never read it.  I hope to rectify that this summer.

I'd love to do a re-read of"IT" this summer.  It seems like a perfect time to do it with the new movie coming out but it's a mammoth!

I read "The Hatching" last summer over my July 4th Vacation so I want to continue that tradition and read "Skitter." I really want to know where the story is headed.

This sounds like a blast and I've already committed to reading it with Stormi in June.  It sounds like it will be a great summer monster read.

I really need to get my order in for this one.  I can't resist a new King release.

I adore the creepy cover on this one and it seems like a great summer horror addition.

I bought this one about a month ago and really want to dive into it!

I've really been wanting to give this author a try so if I don't read this one, I hope to definitely pick up another of his books - any suggestions???

I received this one for review and how can I resist a tagline of "The Greatest Monster is Man?"

What's balmy summer nights without a gritty vampire tale?  Hope this one fits the bill.

So, what "beachy" reads do you plan on reading this summer???  Hey, at least there's a beach in Jaws!!!



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  1. We had similar thoughts about what summer means! You go horror, I went for winter and snow! Jaws is one of my favourite ever films. As a kid that theme tune freaked me out and I still hear it in my head when I go into any kind of water! I've got The Hatching and Hellhound, want Just Add Water, and would LOVE to do a nice reread of IT this year! Great list!

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    1. Winter and snow reads are awesome and when you combine them with horror elements, they are even better! I REALLY want to reread IT but know it would take some time so I need to plan it out well.

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  2. Love your selection for summer reads...lol. I read Jaws a few years ago, it's a bit slow at times and not much like the movie except for the shark parts...lol.

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    1. I've always wanted to read it probably since my dad loved the movie so much and I first watched it with him. July will mark 4 years since his passing so I'm thinking that's a good time to pick it up.

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  3. Oh you're going to be busy! You reminded me of how cool Only the dead know brooklyn is!

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    1. I can't wait to get to that one!

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  4. Yikes. I guess extra daylight is helpful when reading scary books? So, less time needing a nightlight =)

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  5. Jaws! I remember reading the book but I was way too young and I think I only read it for the sex chapter (which everyone was talking about back then, lol.) I'll definitely be reading Only the Dead Know Brooklyn too. Hope you have a "horrific" summer!

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    1. Funny how we did that when we were younger! I was guilty of that too, just different books.

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  6. I love the Jaws movies too but I've never read the book either and I really need to get on that!!
    Here's my TTT

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    1. Maybe this summer we will both knock it off our TBR.

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  7. Interesting choices! I have to admit I still haven't seen Jaws :o but I hope to change that this summer! Have a great week and happy reading!

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    1. You simply have to watch it. Tons of networks show it on cable around Memorial Day so you can probably catch it soon.

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  8. I just started It yesterday!!! On audio. It's 45 hours long. Lol It's actually my very first time reading it though but I'm excited. Conquering my fears and all that. I just put a hold in for the new King story at my library... going to try the audio because I'm intrigued by the narrator. Very excited for Only the Dead Know.

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    1. That's a hefty audio! My order of the new King book arrived Monday. I usually end up buying his books as he is my favorite author.

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  9. Interesting list. I've never read Jaws either, but I've seen the movie many times. Here is my Top Ten Tuesday

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and glad you enjoyed my list!

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  10. Several of these are on my tbr list. I just got a copy of It on audio so I think I will try to start that one soonish. I have a widget for The Devil's Colony and am on the fence about downloading it. Knowing me I will probably get it.

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    1. IT is one long audio from what Bonnie said - good luck. I think it's getting tons of popularity due to the new movie remake.

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  11. I love this list and seeing all the horror/scary/creepy reads! I have Skitter that I need to read as well. I also read Jaws last year - very different from the movie. It wasn't a phenomenal book or anything, but I thought it was really cool just because it was JAWS!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. Yea, I'm not expecting a lot out of it so hopefully I will be able to enjoy it.

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  12. I just saw Gwendy's Button Box someplace and I kept thinking I want to read that. I am loving your horror list especially Jaws.
    Awesome List!

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    1. I'm saving Gwendy's for my COYER summer reading list. It may be my first challenge read!

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  13. Ooh Jaws- now THAT's a summery read lol. As long as no fins pop up in the water while reading it o the beach!

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    1. I can't hear the word "Jaws" without that music playing in my head.

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  14. Heh I can pretty much confirm that I am too much of a wuss for nearly all of these. lol I've not even seen JAWS the movie!

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    1. Jaws is pretty tame on the whole scale in my opinion but if you don't like scary times, it's probably best to skip most of these.

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  15. I did not know Jaws was a book! This is a mind-blowing revelation. I watched the film for the first time last year and really enjoyed it, so I'm definitely going to have to check that one out :P

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    1. I ended up buying the anniversary edition last year (at least I think it was last year).

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  16. I love reading Horror and Mystery/Thrillers at the beach!!! I don't think I could read Jaws there though-- I wouldn't be able to go in the water!

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    1. Yea I can't exactly see myself reading that one on an actual beach.

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  17. Yep! I have many of these on my list, too! I started reading Gwendy's this week and it is so good. I need to start Skitter soon. I'm looking forward to getting the vampire book, too, and I've really been wanting to do a reread of IT. :)

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    1. Glad you liked Gwendy's. I almost forgot all about having Skitter. I loved The Hatching so much when I read it last year.

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  18. Great list as usual! I should just find a way to upload your lists on my GR account :) The Hatching is on my TBR already. I loved Jaws and It the movies so I think I would like the books too :)

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    1. I've heard the book and movie are different but I'm interested to see how.

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  19. You're far braver than I, Barb - these kinds of stories (sharks, underwater fears, etc.) creep me out! :D In fact, I just saw a film trailer for a new movie about two friends trapped by a shark and *shudder* it's not going to be my kind of movie.

    Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland, Barb! :)

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    1. I've not seen that trailer. Now I'm intrigued.

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  20. Life has been kicking my bum and I almost missed this post but am so glad Chuckles spotlighted it on one of her posts. Fabulous list! I own a bunch of them but also found a few to add to my list. That Hunter Shea book looks like so much fun!

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    1. I loved the book I read by him last year. They are lots of fun and not reads which are "too serious."

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  21. Currently reading Skitter - about 40% in - it's a very fast paced read so far.
    Lynn :D

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    1. I remember The Hatching being fast-paced as well.

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