Top Ten Scary Books I actually want to read
If you know me at all, you know that I RARELY read anything that’s truly considered horror or scary. I like things that fit in the supernatural realm, but if it gets too creepy I’m totally chicken shit about reading it. So I’m not exactly on the horror band wagon every Halloween. However, there are some scary books I do have on my TBR – even own! – and really want to read. Here they are:
- A Final Act of Cruelty by Edward Lorn. I read the first 5 parts of the serial (reviewed here) and gah, they were good. And Edward actually gave me this for review. And I want to read it. But the first bit spooked me so effectively, I’m still ramping myself up to continue.
- Experiment in Terror series by Karina Halle. I’ve owned these books (1-8) forever. And I’ve read some not-scary books by Karina Halle. I love her writing style. I’m just scared. But seriously, I’m going to do it someday.
- Women in the Walls by Amy Lukavics. Something about this sounds so damn good. Of course, just reading the blurb I’m nervous. So who knows when it will happen. I own it though. Signed copy. Yep. Me!
- The Stand by Stephen King. No surprise, but I’ve never read Stephen King. Every time I admit to that, I’m told I have to read The Stand. So it’s on my list. And maybe I’ll read it, someday.
- Parasitology by Mira Grant. I think not everyone classifies this as horror. But the reviews I’ve read suggest that this is some scary shit. So horror in my book. Good news, I feel more optimistic about reading it knowing it’s not always called horror. Like how I’m tricking myself?
- The Witching Hour by Anne Rice. The fact that this one’s horror is coupled with the paranormal makes me hope it won’t scare me shitless.
- And the Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich. I don’t know if I can do this one. My good friend Michelle, who LIKES horror, was creeped out and as she says “This book F*#$ed me up. I was such a mess after reading this. Not in a bad way but in a way that it creeped me out and had me just all messed up.” So Idk if I can. But I want to. Mostly.
- The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich. The fact that it’s written by the same person as the last book has me nervous. And this line in the synopsis freaks me out “Chilling, creepy and utterly compelling, THE DEAD HOUSE is one of those very special books that finds all the dark places in your imagination, and haunts you long after you’ve finished reading.” But really, I want to read it!
- Rot & Ruin I’m on the fence about this one because I did read another book by Jonathon Maberry and while it suceeded in freaking me out, I didn’t love it. But this has such great reviews, that I’m tempted. And scared. all in one.
- Suffer the Children by Craig DiLouie. I read a review that convinced me to put this on my tbr. Despite the chilling synopsis. Maybe someday.
So that’s my list. Kind of wish I hadn’t worked on it at night, because just thinking of these books has me creeped out. My chances of reading all of them are low, but the ones I own… definitely. Hopefully. Probably. Maybe. Just not at night.
Do you like scary books?Berls is sharing the top ten scary books she actually wants to read #TTT Click To Tweet