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message 1: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie Watson (maydaykoigo) | 31 comments I need to save money so I can only really read books that are free I.e the classics.

What books are genuinely scary?


message 2: by Zaara (last edited Oct 03, 2017 05:40AM) (new)

Zaara Here's a collection worth looking at according to the Chicago Review of Books:

https://chireviewofbooks.com/2016/10/...
All for free!

And then there are THE two classic fallbacks if you haven't already read them:
Dracula by Bram Stoker and Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

EDIT: Horror is not a favourite genre of mine...and I don't know what's your spook threshold...the classics will be more spooky than genuinely scary cuz they've been copied so many times by now...they're so iconic that they're tropey.


message 3: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie Watson (maydaykoigo) | 31 comments Thanks folks! 💙💙


Aiden (The Book Scourge) | 141 comments I would like to suggest the works of H.P Lovecraft, Clive Barker and Stephen King.


message 5: by Nyla (last edited Oct 03, 2017 08:48AM) (new)

Nyla (nylap) | 71 comments I second all of the recommendations already made, especially Lovecraft and Poe. I would also add the short story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving. (If you can't find the individual story, look for Washington Irving's The Sketch Book, which is the name of the original story collection.)

Also, if you have access to a public library, you can get books of all genres, eras, and formats absolutely free!


message 6: by Andrea (new)

Andrea | 58 comments The Woman in Black
Not a classic, but might find it at the library :)


message 7: by Irfken (new)

Irfken | 40 comments Some of the greats have already been mentioned so I'll name a few that haven't been brought up and are just as worthy. They include:

The Haunting of Hill House
The Turn of the Screw
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde


message 8: by Cheri (new)

Cheri (nannycil) | 33 comments The Ridge... Michael Koryta


message 9: by Caroline (new)

Caroline  (caro7) Bumping for 2019.


message 10: by Mel (new)

Mel | 1 comments i second all of irfken's suggestions and would add:

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
Doll Bones by Holly Black
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Fevre Dream by George Martin
The Book of Were-wolves by Sabine Baring-Gould
The Witchcraft of Salem Village by Shirley Jackson

Check out the libby app for ebooks and audiobooks to borrow. :^)


message 11: by Caroline (new)

Caroline  (caro7) I have yet to read it, but I always see The Thirteenth Tale recommended as an ideal Halloween/fall read.


message 12: by Tyler (new)

Tyler J Gray (wickedjr89) | 80 comments Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
IT and Carrie by Stephen King
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
They Rise by Hunter Shea


message 13: by Anastasia (new)

Anastasia | 8 comments OK I know Halloween has past but I love books like this all year round. I prefer YA psychological thriller/horror.


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