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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Nightmare worthy…

It’s October and that means Halloween month! So we’re asking, what’s the scariest book you’ve ever read?




I had to quickly check my ‘scary-ass-shit’ shelf and then….I shivered in remembrance; Duck Duck Ghost by Rhys Ford. Yeah, that was too much for this scaredy cat! Soooo scary.


I remember when I was younger I was scared as hell when I read a compilation by Edgar Allan Poe. That’s as far as I go…

I’m up for all the recs, though! :)


There are a few Josh Lanyon books that creeped the heck out of me. I think the scariest was “Winter: The Haunted Heart)“. There was some haunted/ghost element that spooked me something fierce!


This is hard as I don’t scare easily. I can say one of the creepiest books I ever read was Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill. It’s not scary, at least not to me, but it had a good creep factor that I love. It’s a little disturbing, suspenseful, and so, so, so good.



9 comments on “QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Nightmare worthy…

  1. KJ Charles
    October 2, 2015

    The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. I started reading it one lovely summer evening when my flatmates were out. By 6pm I had called my mother to ask if I could stay the night with her because I was so frightened I knew I wouldn’t be able to handle a night in an empty flat. I was about 25 and this book made me *run home to my mummy*.

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  2. susana
    October 2, 2015

    I was utterly terrified by The Shining by Stephen King. I was at university, and I was reading it during a season holiday, when I was on my own because my flat mates had gone home for the holidays… I had to stop reading it till they came back. I was having nightmares!!!


  3. Leigh (@leighblack)
    October 2, 2015

    Hmmm. Probably Feed by Seanan McGuire. Maybe not so much because of the zombies, but because it’s not that difficult to envision our future looking as controlled as that. Also, for several days after I read it, I kept thinking I needed to grab all my weapons before leaving the house.


  4. Angela
    October 2, 2015

    Anything by John Saul, he writes Horror books :)


  5. Erika
    October 2, 2015

    I couldn’t finish ‘house of leaves’ because how do you know if your house is bigger by an inch or two on the inside? It’s still sitting on the shelf mocking my cowardice.


  6. Sara
    October 2, 2015

    I went through a horror novel period in my early and mid teens (in the 80’s) and read a lot of Stephen King. When reading “Pet Sematary” and “Salem’s Lot” I never kept the books in my room over night – that’s how scary I thought they were. Nowadays I rarely read anything scary, and I definitely don’t want scary with my romance – the reason I’ve put off buying Keira Andrews’ “Kick at the Darkness”. I just don’t like the feeling I’m left with when reading scary stuff, it’s enough watching the news each night.


  7. Marlobo
    October 2, 2015

    I don’t read a lot of horror books, but Lovecraft and Horacio Quiroga have made me go through nights seated in a sofa, lights on, attentive to the leastest noise.

    Regarding MM Fiction I found some installments in The Administration series by Manna Francis really scary, if in another sense.


  8. H.B.
    October 2, 2015

    I remember reading The Rats by James Herbert when I was a young teen and having the tingle of fear racing down my back the whole time.


  9. Lisa
    October 5, 2015

    Stephen King’s Pet Semetary is probably my favorite scary book followed by Salem’s Lot. Read them both in my teens, but have never forgotten how they made me feel. So scary!!!


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