Top 5 Books | Books with the Scariest Covers #booklists #top5 #orangecountyreads

This Top 5 series is a weekly meme created by Amanda @ Devouring Books.

  • 10/5/19 — Books with the Scariest Covers
  • 10/12/19 — Books that Cast a Spell on You
  • 10/19/19 — Gothic Books Creepy Books
  • 10/26/19 — Trick or Treat (Pick your own topic!)

Every week I’ll list 5 books featuring the common theme provided. These might be books that I’ve read, or ones that are still on my TBR. If I’ve read the book, I’ll have a link to my review.

Feel free to share your own favorites in the comments.


This week’s post might give me a few nightmares, but it’s okay, the things I do for my readers!   I don’t know why they scare me exactly… but , here are the FIVE Scariest Book Covers that *jumped out at me* I found on Goodreads.   Based on the covers alone, I would have been too scared to read them, but now that I’ve looked at the descriptions, there are a few that pique my interest a bit!  For those that enjoy this genre, take a peek and tell me what you think – would you read/have you read or add any to your TBR?

Here There Are Monsters by Amelinda Berube

The Blair Witch Project meets Imaginary Girls in this story of codependent sisterhood, the struggle to claim one’s own space, and the power of secrets. Sixteen-year-old Skye is done playing the knight in shining armor for her insufferable younger sister, Deirdre. Moving across the country seems like the perfect chance to start over. In their isolated new neighborhood, Skye manages to fit in, but Deirdre withdraws from everyone, becoming fixated on the swampy woods behind their house and building monstrous sculptures out of sticks and bones.

Goodreads | Amazon

Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab

Trouble is haunting Cassidy Blake . . . even more than usual. She (plus her ghost best friend, Jacob, of course) is in Paris, where Cass’s parents are filming their TV show about the world’s most haunted cities. Sure, it’s fun eating croissants and seeing the Eiffel Tower, but there’s true ghostly danger lurking beneath Paris, in the creepy underground Catacombs.

Goodreads | Amazon

The Dark Dark by Samantha Hunt

The acclaimed novelist Samantha Hunt’s first collection of stories blends the literary and the fantastic and brings us characters on the verge—girls turning into women, women turning into deer, people doubling or becoming ghosts, and more.  Strange things happen all around us all the time, but is it best to acknowledge or to turn away from moments when the weird pokes its way into our ordinary lives?

Goodreads | Amazon

Alice by Christina Henry

In a warren of crumbling buildings and desperate people called the Old City, there stands a hospital with cinderblock walls that echo the screams of the poor souls inside. In the hospital, there is a woman. Her hair, once blond, hangs in tangles down her back. She doesn’t remember why she’s in such a terrible place. Just a tea party long ago, and long ears, and blood…

Goodreads | Amazon

I Am Legend and Other Stories by Richard Matheson

Robert Neville is the last living man on Earth…but he is not alone. Every other man, woman, and child on Earth has become a vampire, and they are all hungry for Neville’s blood. By day, he is the hunter, stalking the sleeping undead through the abandoned ruins of civilization. By night, he barricades himself in his home and prays for the dawn.

Goodreads | Amazon


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One thought on “Top 5 Books | Books with the Scariest Covers #booklists #top5 #orangecountyreads

  1. Ohh these are great picks. I’m not really a fan of spooky reads and that cover of here are the monsters kind of creeps me out hahaha. thank you for sharing! 🙂

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