TTT: Scary Books on my TBR

Halloween is around the corner!

Like many I’m so freaking excited, this is truly one of my favorite times of the year.

To celebrate, I thought this would be a great time to look at the scariest books I have on my TBR.

Well… at least scary to me. 🙂

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1 Bird Box – Josh Malerman

Heard this book is legit scary. It takes a lot to put post-apocalyptic on my TBR since the genre has been beaten to death.

Also I know this isn’t The Birds, but bonus points if there are any parallels!

2 Let The Right One In – John Ajvide Lindguist

I’ve seen the Swedish and American movie versions of this book, and I really think this is one of the best vampire stories out there. I really want to check out the book in the future, in hopes that I can discover even deeper layers of this story.

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3 Sharp Objects – Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl was fantastic and I really enjoyed Dark Places, both by the same author as Sharp Objects. I’ve been putting off Sharp Objects due to the subject matter,but I do want to read it soon.

4 Sister – Rosamund Lupton

I really enjoy psychological thrillers, so the description of book was right up my alley. There’s nothing like the bonds of family and great motivation for thriller/horror books.

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5 The Collector – John Fowles

This book was required reading my senior year of high school, but I’m sad to say I couldn’t finish it. At the age of 17, The Collector was too much, but I always wanted to ‘conquer my fear’ and try to read the novel again.

6 The Passage – Justin Cronin

I tried reading the first few pages and realized I needed to try another time. I wasn’t mentally prepared for this book.

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7 The Road – Cormac McCarthy

Also another book that I need to mentally prepared for. All I hear is how much this book has fucked up people. With that in mind, I really want to try and read it next year.

8 The Serpent King – Jeff Zentner

Hmmm, a lot of buzz around this book. I think I was hooked because the main character is a Pentecostal preacher’s son who handles poisonous snakes. Strong potential.

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9 The Terror – Dan Simmons

The Arctic terrifies me. Enough said!

10 The Yellow Wallpaper – Charlotte Perkins Gilman

This might not be a typical ‘horror’ novel, but the amount of power husbands had over their wives just a hundred years ago is terrifying. The story is about a woman who is confined to her bedroom, in isolation, because she failed ‘to relish the joys of marriage and motherhood’*. I love the modern times.

*From Goodreads’ summary, too good to not quote.

Any books on your TBR that your too afraid to start?


25 thoughts on “TTT: Scary Books on my TBR

  1. OMGosh, I read The Yellow Wallpaper in high school English class!! It was rather affecting if I remember correctly…

    I’m afraid of a lot of books on my TBR…*snort* Anna Dressed in Blood is recommended everywhere, and I bought it, but still it remains, languishing away on my Kindle.

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  2. So neat to see “The Terror” on your TBR! Not very many have heard of that book. I’ve read it and enjoyed it- I totally agree, the Arctic is terrifying! Especially in the 1800’s when technology was no where near where it is today! I need a fancy subzero coat and gloves to brave winter- not a coat I made myself lol

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