Top 5 Tuesday: 5 Books That Scare Me

This weeks top 5 Tuesday is all about 5 books that scare me. I haven’t read any books that really scare me so I am going to take this as 5 books that I think will scare me. Honestly I feel like they are all going to be Stephen King because he is the king of Horror but let’s see what happens. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Meeghan Reads.

5 Books That I Think Will Scare Me

“The Shinning” by Stephen King

I am currently reading this book and I am a little bit short of half way. I haven’t ran into anything too scary yet but I feel like that is because the story is still just starting out. I have ran into some parts that I have noticed my heart rate creeping up and my body feels tense, so I think this book could be the first book to actually scare me!

I watched the movie a little while ago and I wasn’t exactly scared but probably more confused than anything. I am finding that now that I am reading the book I am understanding the story better and I think that will help get me to the point that I will actually be scared.

“IT” by Stephen King

I absolutely hate clowns and the fact that I have see both the old and the new film along with the sequel of this movie astounds me! I first watched this back in 2016 when here in Utah (maybe the whole country… IDK) there were people dressing up as clowns and hurting people, I remember at work we couldn’t walk outside without someone always with us for fear we could die, not great timing, it probably made my fear even worse!

If I ever read this book I don’t know if I could even finish it because I would be way too scared! I have heard it is a good book though, so it is very tempting to try it and just see what happens. Someone talk me into this!

“The Exorcist” by William Peter Blatty

Once again this is a movie that really scared me! I can’t even look at this cover without feeling uncomfortable.

I really am not someone who likes to watch horror but I will give it a try around Halloween. I get scared really easily and I just do not think this book and I would get along too well.

I like to read my books at night and this would probably give me nightmares and I really can’t be having that right now.

“The Haunting of Hill House” by Shirley Jackson

This was the TV show that actually convinced me that maybe one day I could enjoy watching horror movies. I thought the TV show was very well done. Since I’ve watched the show though I have been tempted to read the book because the books are always better. However, if the book is always better does that mean the book would be scarier?

The TV show scared the crap out of me so if the book is scary I am not sure I can handle it! The monsters my head creates can be scary enough let alone with a little guidance from a book! It would be worth the read though because I am sure it is a great read.

“Rosemary’s Baby” by Ira Levin

I guess there is a movie for this book (shocker) However, I haven’t seen it yet. While I was reading the synopsis of the book though it really did sound like an interesting horror tale.

I have heard a lot of great reviews about this book however, children and babies in horror films I feel like are always the scariest part! I couldn’t imagine reading about it!

Have you read this book? Would you recommend it?

Conclusion

I am not a horror fan. I think I will continue to read my thrillers and mysteries, that is as far as I need to take it! I leave all the horror reading to people who truly enjoy it!

I am currently reading “The Shinning” and I have already read “Pet Semetary” and I am sure I will read more of Stephen Kings novels but maybe only on special occasions. It was funny because as I was looking through scary books online “Pet Semetary” Kept popping up very high on the lists but I really didn’t think that book was scary. I hope one of his books can give me a good scare.

QOTD: What is the scariest book you have read?

5 Comments

  1. I was pressured into watching The Shining, The Exorcist and Rosemary’s Baby when I was a teen and am still scarred by those movies so I’m staying well away from these books 😂 I was contemplating whether I should pick up IT or not cos of all the hype but… Nah, I think I’m good, haha! I hope you enjoy these books though!

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  2. Hahahaha, your list is like a top 5 of books that I never plan to read!! I am not brave enough for this. But I hope you enjoy (?!) them when you get to them. (Can you enjoy a horror book??) Hope you had fun this week 💕

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  3. I found Rosemary’s Baby and It rather interesting as they are scary on a psychological level. I find that so much more intriguing than jump scares. I actually listed The Exorcist as well under ‘might scare me’ as I haven’t read that one yet 😀

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