Top Ten Tuesday: Scary Books On Our TBR

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Top Ten Tuesday: Scary Books On Our TBR


You by Caroline Kepnes – Boy meets girl. Boy becomes obsessed with girl. Boy stalks girl. Boy turns himself into girl’s dream man. Boy becomes girl’s boyfriend. Boy is willing to murder anyone that tries to get in his way! O.O

Intensity by Dean Koontz – Dean Koontz has been highly recommended to me and everyone seems to agree that Intensity is one of his best works. It tells the story of a murderous sociopath and a surviving victim determined to stop him.

172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad – Three teenagers have been randomly chosen for the trip of a lifetime to the moon, but only one is coming back. It doesn’t seem like this book belongs on this particular list, but the friends who have recommended it have all used the words “absolutely terrifying” when describing it!

House of Leaves by Mark Z Danielewski – At a whopping 705 pages, this book is intimidating! People seem to either love it because it is SO good or hate it because they were too scared to finish it! That alone made me add this book to my tbr list!

The Ruins by Scott B Smith – Two couples are on a Mexican vacation when someone goes missing and the others decide to venture into the jungle to look for him. Things quickly take a very bad turn and the horror begins. Just to be macabre, I’ll be squeezing this one in before my trip to the Mayan ruins next month!




The Ruins by Scott B. Smith – I have seen the movie based on this book and it totally freaked me out, so I imagine the book would be even better. Four friends get trapped in the Mexican jungle and they find an ancient ruins site one day and everything goes crazy.

The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich – The first thing that caught my eye with this book was the cover. It’s creepy and looks like it would have some good scares. When I read the synopsis I was even more intrigued because the stories revolves around a girl with two personalities. I love psychological horror stories, and this seems right up my alley.

Diary of a Haunting by M. Verano – A girl from LA moves to Idaho with her mom and brother and are now living in a creepy old mansion. I love creepy old buildings. I would never live in one, but I’m interested in what happens in them. Not only does this book have a creepy mansion, there’s also a crazy cult that used to live there and perform spiritual “experiments.” All and all it sounds pretty awesome and like the kind of book that will have you checking your closets before you go to sleep.

Bird Box by Josh Malerman – In this book a sort of an apocalypse happens. It starts in Russia and spreads throughout the world. People see something, no one can say what, and it drives them to violence. People commit suicide and homicide and no one knows what this something is, what it wants, or even what it looks like. I don’t know about you, but unseen forces are absolutely terrifying to me. Being scared of something that you can’t identify or fight is scarier than any ghost or monster. I can’t wait to read this book and see how it all plays out.

It by Stephen King – I’m going to be honest, I might never read this book. I saw the movie as a kid and it totally scarred me. A thing disguises itself as a clown in order to lured in young children so it can exploit their fears and terrorize them. Yeah, it’s terrifying, but hopefully one day I’ll face my fear and read the book.



Rubi @ Gone with the Words

24 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Scary Books On Our TBR”

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    ‘You’ is on my list of books to check out. It sounds like the most disturbing story I’ve ever heard of. I really hope it lives up to expectations.

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    I’d love to read It sometime soon! Clowns are majorly scary and Pennywise pretty much takes the cake! Happy Halloween! :)

    • Tamara @ Gone with the Words

      Tamara @ Gone with the Words

      Thanks! Pennywise ruined clowns for me, I can’t see them as anything but creepy. Happy Halloween!

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    172 Hours on the Moon is one of the scariest reading experiences I’ve ever had. I read it as a library book and had to hide it from myself until it was time to return it – it was so scary I couldn’t even look at it afterward!

    • Tamara @ Gone with the Words

      Tamara @ Gone with the Words

      I’m a wimp too, if I ever read it I’ll have to sleep with the lights on for a while :)

    • Tamara @ Gone with the Words

      Tamara @ Gone with the Words

      I can’t wait to read The Dead House. I love a good, creepy book!

    • Tamara @ Gone with the Words

      Tamara @ Gone with the Words

      Cults are always interesting to read about, and creepy. Happy Halloween!!

    • Tamara @ Gone with the Words

      Tamara @ Gone with the Words

      I’m excited to read The Dead House, lots of people seem to love it :)

    • Tamara @ Gone with the Words

      Tamara @ Gone with the Words

      I’m debating on whether or not to buy it, I want to read it so bad!

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    Sarah J.

    The cover for Diary of a Haunting trips me out. I saw it in person and I thought it had a great design. It is definitely spooky and since it was just released I’m sure a lot of people have been grabbing it.

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