October 31: Top Ten Creepy Books On My TBR List
Happy Halloween to those who celebrate possibly the strangest holiday in history (I don’t partake in the festivities, as you might have gathered). Regardless, this week’s prompt was a related freebie, so here we are: creepy books, come at me!
1. Dracula by Bram Stoker
What could be creepier than vampires? There are many, many classics on my extensive TBR list, but this one is near the top.
2. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Monsters are definitely frightening and ooze the very essence of Halloween, and I’m very intrigued by Frankenstein’s creation.
3. The Woman In Black by Susan Hill
I read (the majority of) Susan Hill’s I’m The King Of The Castle when I was sixteen and enjoyed it, so I’m certain I’ll similarly enjoy her most well known novel.
4. Grimm’s Fairy Tales by Jacob Grimm
These stories are just inherently spine-chilling; I adore fairy tales, so I have high expectations for these classics.
5. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
When I was eleven I was the lead in the school musical, a strange mix of this novel and The Rocky Horror Picture Show/Frankenstein, and ever since then I’ve had an interest in this book.
6. Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
I’ve been really interested in everything Jack the Ripper since GCSE History, for which I had an entire coursework module on the world renowned killed, so I’m sold.
7. There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
The title alone is creepy enough; I’ve always been scared of this very concept so I’m probably going to be terrified reading this one.
8. Beastly by Alex Flinn
A boy or a beast? If that doesn’t scream creepy, I don’t know what does. This one has been on my TBR since the movie version (which I also haven’t experienced) was released.
9. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
There’s an underlying creepiness about dystopian novels: being watched and controlled is truly disturbing.
10. 1984 by George Orwell
This novel was on my required A Level reading, but I never actually read it (my bad), but in the current political climate I don’t think it’s ever been more horrifyingly relevant.
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