Monday, October 17, 2011

Scary Books: What's Your Fave?

So. It's October. That means Halloween is right around the corner. 

While some of you may be looking for the perfect costume for either yourselves or your loved ones, others are on the hunt for books that make them go like this:

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Personally, I love horror. 

But I also hate it. 

I hate how it gives me nightmares, and makes me double check my closet. I hate how I pause whenever I'm about to walk through a dark hallway in my own freakin' house. Yep. I'm a wimp. A big one.

Even so, I still carry on with my love of horror. Sadly, though, I feel like I haven't read enough in this genre. Which leads me to ask y'all for some suggestions for my TBR pile:

What's your favorite horror novel of all time?

Doesn't matter if it's MG/YA/adult, by the way. I'll take on anything as long as it's scary! :)


  1. IT by Stephen King was my Favorite when I was a teen.

  2. Until recently I kind of thought horror was cheesy so I stayed away from it. But then I read some children's ghost books and loved them. Then I decided to read Stephen King and give him a try. I loved Duma Key and will probably go back now and read his other stuff. I can't think of the name of the ghost books I read, though. I'll come back and post them if I can remember.

  3. ummm....Miss Nelson is Missing is probably the scariest book I've ever read LOL Well, I'm sure there were some others but I've probably blocked them out because I can't think of any atm.

    I was going to say Ghostbusters, but that's a movie. Ooo wait! I did watch People Under the Stairs when I was 15 - I'm now 34 and that movie still freaks me out. And Arachneaphobia *shudder* (and yes I'm aware I spelled that wrong but I'm too afraid to go check the spelling lol)

  4. Pet Sematary. That book scared the poo out of me. Major creepy.

    Becca @ The Bookshelf Muse

  5. The Monstrumologist series by Rick Yancey is fabulous and dark and gorgeous, but the gory passages can be off-putting for some. I usually skimmed them. Unfortunately that wasn't an option for my friend who bought the ebook...

    In any case, the characters are fantastic, the folkloric aspects are really cool, and I love the framing device the author uses.


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