Last Saturday I shared a couple books other bloggers recommend horror books for this kind of year. Well, now that they’ve had their moment of glory it’s time for you to get more recommendations from me! As you all know I love spooky books but I’m going to try to narrow it down to my top four I’ve read this year.
Misery by Stephen King
First of all, if you thought I could do a recommendation post without King? I flew through this book. The stakes got higher and higher and more and more unpredictable. Annie and Paul were so well developed. There’s not much I can say about this one I didn’t already say in my review but it needed to be on the list. This is one of my top three Stephen King books.
The Breakdown by B. A. Paris
I was so skeptical when I was reading this because I love unreliable narrators… Except when it uses dementia as a reason. However, this was so well done I kept reading and reading and that conclusion! The characters were all over the place physically. They were bouncing from job to job and person to person but it was so easy to remember who was who. I have so many thoughts on this one but spoilers. I finished this one in a weekend and I instantly put Behind Closed Doors on my TBR.
The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond
This takes a new take on “Til death do we part.” A newly wed couple signs a pact to be a part of a secret society where there are set rules and set punishments if you break said rules. I saw the ending of this coming from miles away but the journey was like nothing I had ever read before. I’m definitely looking forward to more of her books.
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
This is one of my top books this year. It made me think about how my life would be different if even one thing was changed. But in an amazing way! I am always so iffy about talking about this one because I went into it blind and that was part of why I loved it so much. So I’ll leave you with this: if you want a thriller/ sci-fi with a lesson this is it.