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Favorite Scary Books

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message 1: by Lisa, the usurper (new)

Lisa (lmmmml) | 1864 comments Mod
Halloween is right around the corner and it got me thinking about the scariest/creepiest books that I have read. What are some of your favorite scary books? I know that the scope of the group is classics, but let's branch out and include more current selections as well. So, happy Halloween and may your To-Read lists grow, consider that a treat!


message 2: by Zuzana (new)

Zuzana The creepiest book I have ever read has to be Cujo by Stephen King. I found parts of that book so repulsive, mind you, not scary just repulsive and creepy, that I haven't read anything by King since then.


The UHQ Nasanta (uhqs) I don't like scary stuff but I had to read some of the Sherlock Holmes stories in grade school. There was one about a snake. I also had to read the Tell-Tale Heart by Poe. Those two stories freaked me out.


message 4: by ian (new)

ian | 2 comments Hi! I'm new here :)

Early this year, I read Shirley Jackson's "We Have Always Lived in the Castle" and found it really creepy, though not in the supernatural way. It would make a nice Halloween read, I think :)


message 5: by ☯Emily (new)

☯Emily  Ginder ian wrote: "Hi! I'm new here :)

Early this year, I read Shirley Jackson's "We Have Always Lived in the Castle" and found it really creepy, though not in the supernatural way. It would make a nice Halloween ..."


I read it last year for an October read. It is a horrifying book in many ways.


message 6: by Kayla (new)

Kayla | 15 comments ian wrote: "Hi! I'm new here :)

Early this year, I read Shirley Jackson's "We Have Always Lived in the Castle" and found it really creepy, though not in the supernatural way. It would make a nice Halloween ..."


I love that book. It's definitely one of the creepier books I've read. The scene when the townspeople are all chanting the rhyme (Merricat, said Connie, would you like a cup of tea . . .) was a really haunting moment for me.

The short story "Viy" by Gogol (from The Collected Tales of Nikolai Gogol) is the scariest story I've ever read by far, though.


message 7: by Julie (new)

Julie Wright (toomanyhats) So excited to hear about these. I was going to recommend Shirley Jackson's "The Haunting of Hill House". In my younger years, I didn't find it that frightening, but something about it took hold of me later in life and I found it riveting.


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