Posts Tagged creepy reading
Each scary in their own way. some thrillers, some nonfiction, some memoirs and a few classics that totally creep me out. I read Stephen King’s Pet Sematary one summer and was afraid of things jumping out of bushes for a long while after finishing it.
1. Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
2. Pet Sematary by Stephen King
3. Montana by Gwen Florio
4. Biohazard by Ken Alibek
5. Lost in the Forest by Sue Miller
6. There Was an Old Woman by Hallie Ephron
7. The Street Lawyer by John Grisham
8. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
9. The Driver’s Seat by Muriel Spark
10. Black Water by Joyce Carol Oates
11. Stiff: the curious lives of cadavers by Mary Roach
12. Threats by Amelia Gray
13. Working Stiff by Judy Melinek
The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
–sure to give you plenty of nightmares and make you think twice the next time you walk into a cellar
The Water’s Lovely by Ruth Rendell
–popular British mystery author. psychological. will give you chills.
Asylum by Patrick McGrath
–gothic creepy. who doesn’t like to read about insane asylums for the “incurable”?
Stiff by Mary Roach
–non-fiction: delves into everything you’d want to know (and some things you might not) related to dead bodies
Ghost Stories by Edith Wharton
–did you know that The Mount, her mansion in The Berkshires, is haunted?
The Woods by Harlan Coben
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
–kids turn downright nasty when left to make their own rules & form their own “society” on an island
The Driver’s Seat by Muriel Spark
–I don’t want to give anything away but it’s riveting, powerful and haunting
Death Dance by Linda Fairstein
–Not only a superb, page-turner but a detailed behind-the-scenes of both the Metropolitan Opera House and the Royal Ballet.
A Darker Shade of Crimson by Pamela Thomas-Graham
–a mystery that takes place at Harvard which focuses on racial, social, and political issues of the Ivy League school