This week’s Tell Me Something Tuesday question asks “What are some of the scariest books you’ve ever read?”. Although I do like horror, I’m yet to read a book that truly scared me (apart from Goosebumps as a kid!) I do however have some horror books that I want to recommend.
The Amityville Horror – Jay Anson
I really enjoyed The Amityville Horror when I read it. As long as you ignore the fact they try to say it’s a real story (!) it’s a great haunted house story.
Bird Box – Josh Malerman
I read this recently and really enjoyed the creepy style. It’s a bit slow, but the ending really makes up for that.
The Haunting of Hill House – Shirley Jackson
This is the quintessential haunted house novel and it’s where all the genre tropes originated. I definitely recommend it if you like literary horror.
The Shining – Stephen King
This is one of my favourite Stephen King novels. I love the idea of The Shining being a “gift” and the characters are all so interesting.
The Woman in Black – Susan Hill
Finally, this is one of my favourite ghost stories. If you have only seen the Daniel Radcliffe film, you definitely need to read this book because the story is very different. I also love the stage show, which I think might be one of the scariest things I’ve ever seen.