Top Ten Tuesdays are a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. The topic of October 27, 2015 is: a Halloween themed freebie — your choice.
I decided to make a list of the top ten most creepy and haunting books I’ve read. I do not scare easily when I read books, so these books are the books that managed to evoke some unease in me.
1. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
I don’t know why, but the first time I read this, the Grievers were a little freaky.
2. Coraline by Neil Gaiman
The Other Mother is disturbing in the book, but even more disturbing in the movie.
3. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
The fact that the government can read your thoughts in this book and that the government is rather insane just creeps me out.
4. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
The basilisk’s voice was kind of eerie.
5. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
To put it bluntly, everyone in this book is not very sane.
6. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
This book scared me in a good way–the protagonists have really creepy, not to mention frightening antagonists: wights and hollows.
7. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
Why? Everyone is being killed in gruesome ways and you never find out who did it.
8. The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
The air of mystery that surrounds the Invierne (the group of antagonists) lends them a bit of creepiness.
9. The Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
For the same reasons as the first book. Also, the protagonists spend a good amount of time being chased and when they discover that the bird they’ve been carrying isn’t actually Miss. Peregrine…
10. Eragon by Christopher Paolini
The Ra’zac with their hissing voices and mysterious aura and disgusting habits were eldritch antagonists who cause unending grief for Eragon until their deaths.