Top Fifteen: Horror Novels on My TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme was a Halloween-themed freebie, so I decided to round up horror novels on my TBR. Because I apparently have more than ten (who knew?!), here are fifteen of the most ghoulish, creepy novels I have yet to read. 👻🎃

Damned by Chuck Palahniuk // Frankenstein by Mary Shelley // The Good Demon by Jimmy Cajoleas // Horns by Joe Hill // The Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan

Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist // The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror by Mallory Ortberg // My Favorite Thing Is Monsters by Emil Ferris // Night Film by Marisha Pessl // The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Stories by Robert Louis Stevenson // Universal Harvester by John Darnielle // We Eat Our Own by Kea Wilson // World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks // Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates

Five Favorite: Creature Features

“Five Favorite” is a feature on thewasofshall where I lay out my five favorite “x”. Sometimes they’re relevant to a season or holiday, mostly they’re not. It’s an all-around fun excuse to give my 100% amazingly awesome opinion. To see previous (and future) topics, click here. To participate, scroll all the way down.

I don’t like horror – like, really, really don’t. I find horror fascinating but it gives me nightmares so I’ve cut myself off. Sometimes, though, a really freakin’ creepy thing is the main antagonist of a book and, although it’s famous or well-known, I will not be reading it. In honor of Halloween, here is a list of five novels featuring a hell-no thing THAT I WILL NEVER, EVER READ. (So don’t ask me to.)


Cujo by Stephen King

ItIt by Stephen King

JawsJaws by Peter Benchley

JurassicParkJurassic Park by Michael Crichton

WhoGoesThereWho Goes There? by John W. Campbell, Jr.

Have your own five favorite creature feature novels? Share them! Post them to your blog, link back to this post, and then comment letting me know!