Rummanah Aasi

I thought about doing a post discussing some of the scariest books I've read so far for Halloween. So I was glad when I found the current Top 10 Tuesday meme that did the same exact thing! Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.This week, we're talking about our favorite scary books just in time for Halloween. Here are the books that scared and completely freaked me out, in no particular order:

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote- A chilling and true account of a family being murdered for a few cents. What is even creepier is watching the black and white movie and actually seeing the real house where the murder was committed. *Shudders*

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess- I had to read this for my Brit Lit class junior year of high school. It's mainly about a sociopath who relishes in murdering and rape. He is taken in by the government and is "conditioned" to not harm anyone, which is equally disturbing. The last chapter made my jaw drop. I only saw a few clips of the movie in class, but I can never hear Singing in the Rain without freaking out. I couldn't sleep for weeks after reading this book.

Coraline by Neil Gaiman- Going to a parallel universe where your parents want to capture you and stuff you...yeah. Creepy as hell. Not to mention buttons for eyes.

The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan- I had really weird and creepy dreams while and after I read this book.

Unwind by Neal Shusterman- One of my favorite YA books. I had goosebumps while reading this book. Just the thought of being torn apart and your body parts used for something else. *Shivers* Can't wait for the sequel to come out in 2012!

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson- I first read this when I was in 6th grade and it completely freaked me out. Split personality and murder, how much worse can it get?

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley- Not really scary per se, but the extremes of Victor's actions are quite chilling.

 Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice - My first vampire book that not only sucked me from the first page, but terrified me so bad that I couldn't sleep for two weeks. Of course I picked up the second book, because it was so good.

Short Stories of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allen Poe- Even though these aren't books, these short stories made my heart pump. I swear I heard a heart beating long after I finished "Tell Tale Heart" and I will never look at a Raven the same again.

Are you in the House Alone? by Richard Peck- I read this in junior high, but don't really recall the plot too well. I just know that I did not want to be in the house all by myself after I finished reading it.

5 Responses
  1. Jamie Says:

    I've been wanting to read In Cold Blood for the longest time..but I freak myself out watching/reading true crime lol. I also reallyy want to get my hands on The Forest of Hands and Teeth! Great list!

    Thanks for joining in with us this week!

    -Jamie at The Broke and the Bookish

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Oh I can't believe I forgot about A Clockwork Orange! Definitely terrifying!

    Great list

  3. Straylights Says:

    I think I would be too freaked out to read Clockwork Orange. The movie creeped me out enough lol

    My Top Ten

  4. Very scary list!

    Here's my list:

  5. M the Mommy Says:

    I just read Coraline, because you mentioned it. Definitely spooky, but a great read as well. I really enjoyed it, so thanks for pushing me in that direction.

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