Happy Tuesday and welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's theme is a Halloween related freebie, and I will be doing my post on Horror Novels I Want To Read.
The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty - I've seen the movie, but I've never read the book. In fact, I didn't realize it was based on a book until recently.
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson - Again, I've seen both movie versions, but I've never read the original source material.
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks - I've heard a lot of great things about this, so I would like to try Brooks take on zombies.
Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin - I've seen both the movie and the miniseries and I definitely want to see what Levin's novel is like.
I am Legend by Richard Matheson - I've seen all of the very different movie adaptations (except for the most recent one with Will Smith), so I want to see where it started.
The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux - I've seen this on Broadway, seen the classic movie adaptation, and watched the musical movie version - it's about time I read the original book.
The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe - I have read her other classic Gothic novel called The Italian and I'm really looking to trying this novel as well.
Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill - I seriously have no idea why I haven't already read this one already.
And The Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich - I was so thrilled by Dawn Kurtagich's first novel, The Dead House, that I need to read this!
The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco - This sounds like it could be type of horror novel - and, of course, the cover reminds me of one of my favorite horror movies, Ringu, and also the American remake, The Ring.
What do you think of my list this week? Have you read any of these books? What horror novels would you like to read? What Halloween related freebie topic did you discuss this week?