Spooky Saturday ~ Top Scary Books

Posted October 31, 2020 by Michelle in Spooky Saturday / 2 Comments

Spooky Saturday is a fun post with themes each Saturday!

Michelle’s Top Scary

I LOVE Scary books! There are so many that I have read and want to read. When I was younger my mom would take me to the bookstore and I was able to get any book I wanted, sometimes even 3. My go to books were the Point Horror Series and Christopher Pike. As a teen I would devour those and they were so scary. I still love the old school horror, I think it will always be my favorite.

So I figured I would give you my ten favorite horror books I read when I was a kid 😀


It wasn’t until I was older that I realized I read books from R.L. Stine because by the time I realized who he was I thought he was just the author for Goosebumps. I know I have read more but honestly it was such a long time ago I really can’t remember. I just remember reading a lot of them. I might have to go to my moms house and see if I still have these books since my mom tends to save everything. If you are looking for some fun spooky stories and you can find these books, I totally recommend them, You just might want to read with the lights on! 😉

Berls’s Top Scary Books

I think we’ve pretty well established this month that my idea of scary and other people’s idea do not necessarily line up. That being said, these are the books that I could think of that have given ME and enjoyable scare.

  • Dracula by Bram Stoker. This was a 5 star read for me and it stayed up very late some nights biting my nails and turning the pages.
  • I’ve grown to really enjoy Ruth Ware’s books and she’s become a go to suspense author for me. I’ve read and enjoyed:
    • The Woman in Cabin 10
    • The Death of Mrs. Westaway
    • The Turn of the Key
    • The Lying Game
  • I almost forgot these books by Tracey Martin and they might not really count as suspense – but I was on the edge of my seat, so I’m counting them:
    • Revive 
    • Resist
  • Thief River Falls by Brian Freeman. I think scary is the wrong word, but a psychological suspense for sure.
  • And my only horror books ever I was convinced to read and both were good enough. Scared the bejeezus out of me and I don’t see myself rereading EVER or looking for more by these authors. But if you like true Horror, they might be more your speed than the rest of my list.
    • Cruelty by Edward Lorn
    • Watchers by Dean Koontz

What about you? What are some of your favorite scary reads?

About Michelle

I am a mom to two pretty amazing kids, four pretty cute fluffy children and a wife to one adorable husband. I am a gamer, reader and a graphic designer with 20 years experience. I recently started my own business "Limabean Designs" to help other bloggers, authors and anyone else create amazing things that they would be proud to show off. I have been reading since forever and started blogging because I love sharing all the awesome books this world has to offer. I am also the co-host for the COYER Challenge, Reading Assignment Challenge and the Bookish Resolutions Challenge. I try to create a warm welcoming environment on my blog where authors, readers, and bloggers will have a great time. Let’s chat books, games, blogging, recipes, design, or family over a cup of coffee and a glass of wine!



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2 responses to “Spooky Saturday ~ Top Scary Books

  1. Oooh, I started reading Pike when I was already a grown woman, but I love him! Though the Chain Letter duology and Slumber Party are some of his books I like less. I haven’t had a chance to read Scavenger Hunt yet.

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