It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a bookish favorites posts. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Shanah Bionic Book Worm and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
This is my first T5T post for October as I didn’t have anything to say about the two other topics. For the remaining Tuesday, Shanah was on a small hiatus, so I didn’t miss all that much. Anyways, today I’ll share some books with creepy atmospheres!
#1 It by Stephen King
To go with yesterday’s movie review, I kick this post off with a Stephen King novel. Almost any one of his books could be on this list but I decided to go with It as Derry is certainly a town I wouldn’t want to live in. Creepy as hell!
#2 Dracula by Bram Stoker
This classic never gets old. Bram Stoker original vampire story will forever be chilling to the bones. Just imagine living in that time with something dark prowling around. That’s creepy alright!
#3 Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin
When everybody around you makes you feel like your crazy and losing your mind, it would certainly consider it a rather chilling atmosphere. When it turns out you were right after all, that’s beyond creepy.
#4 The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
While this is not a horror novel, it certainly is the mother of all creepy atmospheres. The idea behind this book is so haunting, it gets under your skin and shakes you.
#5 Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
It’s been a while since I read this, but I remember Dennis Lehane’s novel to be mind-twisting, unsettling and keeping you on edge. The story is set at an asylum. Is there anything creepier than that?
What’s your favorite book with a creepy atmosphere? Let me know in the comments!