Top Ten Things that Creep Me Out in Books

Posted October 26, 2015 by Jana in Top Ten Tuesday / 6 Comments


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted over at the other blog I write for, The Broke and the Bookish.

This week we’ve been given the prompt of a “Halloween-themed freebie”. I decided to talk about things in books that creep me out because I’m basically the biggest chicken ever so this won’t even be hard. So here we go!


1. Ghosts. I don’t do haunted things. I just can’t. Seriously.

2. Murderers. I can handle this, though. lol. I just get terrified really fast.

3. Stalkers. It’s the waiting, you guys. Waiting for something to happen. I call it scary tension.

4. Foggy, craggy shores at night. What foggy, craggy shore doesn’t have a deadly person/thing hanging around it?

5. Zombies. I’m just not a fan of people eating other people.

6. The entire Southern Gothic genre is creepy, but I love it! It’s atmospheric!

7. Possessed animals. I’m talking The Hound of the Baskervilles. Or Nancy Drew’s Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake. Wait, that’s a computer game. In any case, it’s scary.

8. Curses. No no no no no no no no.

9. When a character is home alone and they hear something bump or creek in their house. All of a sudden, I have Vulcan hearing and can hear all things.

10. Medical stories that don’t go down so well. Like if the character is drugged and can’t do something! Or if it’s a yucky plague or deadly virus. Remember? I’m a germaphobe.

What creeps you out in books? Do you have a high threshold, or are you totally wimpy like me? 

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6 responses to “Top Ten Things that Creep Me Out in Books

  1. Honestly I’m not super creeped out by things in book that often, if it were movies I’d probably be super creeped out, but I know that I just really don’t like reading about dolls or clowns. I read Dollhouse by Anya Allyn and it featured both of them; I couldn’t sleep that night after reading that part!
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