Tuesday, August 16, 2016

TTT- 10 Books Set In Haunted Houses/Locations

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.  This week I am featuring books I've read which are set in haunted houses or haunted locations.  Some you will recognize and some are older ones I've read which I think deserve notice.

The Shining - Stephen King.  Who will ever forget The Overlook Hotel!

The Restless Dead - Hugh B. Cave.  A haunted house and voodoo curses.  What a combo!

The Dwelling - Susie Moloney.  No one stays at 362 Belisle Street for long.

The Good House - Tananarive Due.  I absolutely love this author.

The Birthing House - Christopher Ransom.  There is scene with snakes that I STILL cannot forget.  Really creepy read.

The Gates - John Connolly.  I love his writing but still need to finish this series.  Guess you could figure this is about the gates of hell huh?

Home Improvement: Undead Edition.  A collection featuring some of my favorite authors.

Asylum - Madeline Roux.  Do I really need to add anything?

The Night Sister: Jennifer McMahon.  The Tower Hotel in Vermont holds many ghosts and secrets!

Rooms - Lauren Oliver.  I really enjoyed this book and love the cover more each time I see it.

So have you read any of these or did I inspire you to spend some time at any of these haunted locations?


  1. Ooh nice choice of setting! I prefer my haunting stories a little more urban fantasy than legit horror, but I have read one or two stories with haunted locations. Some of these do look like they could be interesting. I'm very curious about the scene with the snakes lol. It must be quite a scene if one that has stuck with you like that!

  2. Oh good choice for today. Besides The Shining and Asylum I don't know any of those others so I need to look them up. :) I love haunting stories.

  3. I've only seen a few of these but I love the haunted theme. My Top Ten

  4. Excellent topic and list! There are a few on here I haven't heard of so I need to check those out for sure!!

  5. Great list! Have you read Grady Hendrix's Horrostor? It's more of a haunted IKEA than a haunted house, but I think it fits the theme wonderfully :)

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  6. Fun list! I haven't read "The Shining" but I HAVE been to the Stanley Hotel! The comment above mentions "Horrorstor" and I would love to read that one day! A co-worker at the library (before we moved) recommended it, and I had it checked out but just didn't have time to get to it. It sounds like such a fun read -- a haunted IKEA-type store is a pretty unique premise!

  7. I love reading scary stories, so I'm excited that I haven't read any of these! Now I have some more to add to my list. Great list! :)