TOP 5 WEDNESDAY: Books with Creepy Settings

Greetings Fellow Book Dragons!

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme within the book community that was created by Lainey of GingerReadsLainey, but is now hosted by Sam of Thoughts on Tomes.  If you’re interested in participating, find out more on the Goodreads group.

This week’s topic is BOOKS WITH CREEPY SETTINGS! Another great topic to help get us into the Halloween spirit! I’m definitely not one for gory horror, but I do love stories with spooky vibes and often those come because of the creepy settings. These may not be scary books, although that’s a relative term given that things that might not scare one person can truly affect someone else. So with that in mind, let’s chat about books that gave you the “heebie jeebies.”

The Handmaid’s Tale

A dystopian classic that paints a horrifying warning for a not so unbelievable future.

And Then There Were None

Ten people stranded on an island, each with their own unsettling pasts, are haunted by a nursery rhyme counting down to one as they are slowly killed off.

Bird Box

Something terrifying is out there, but no one has ever seen it. Read this and your imagination will thank you.

I See You

You just never know who is watching or ultimately who you can trust.

Serial Killers:  The Method and Madness of Monsters

In this book, Peter Vronsky documents the psychological, investigative, and cultural aspects of serial murder. This is an in-depth and exhaustive examination of serial murder and the murderers behind them. Being inside their heads will leave you reeling.

So, those are my picks. What are some of your favorite books with creepy settings? Let me know in the comments! My TBR can always use a reason to grow!


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