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. 🙂
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?