Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Top 5 Wednesday on Tuesday: Non-horror Books That Scared Us

Top 5 Wednesday is a Goodreads group hosted by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes. Bloggers, booktubers and bookstagrammers post on a common topic every (you guessed it) Wednesday. You can find the lists by searching #T5W or Top 5 Wednesday. And you can join the group on Goodreads if you want to participate.  

This Week's Topic is:
Non-Horror Books that Scared You 

5. The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
Not only is it non-horror, it's non-fiction. This book juxtaposes the story of the Chicago World's Fair with the life of the nation's first serial killer, H.H. Holmes, who hunted his victims there.

4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter isn't part of the horror genre but it has some really creepy and scary parts. One of the parts the creeped us the heck out was the whole resurrection scene in Goblet of Fire. Voldemort is always evil and creepy but using the blood of his enemies and bones of ancestors to resurrect himself is just... *shudders*.

3. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
I'm not sure that Schwab meant to scare us with the Dane twins and their White London but she succeeded. The Danes keep the bones of their enemies under their feet and have a garden of statues of those who have slighted them. Their keep is extremely creepy and is a place we never want to see the inside of.

Menagerie by Rachel Vincent
2. Menagerie by Rachel Vincent
The cryptids imprisoned in the menagerie aren't the monsters in this story, their captors are. Man's inhumanity toward those who are a little different is both frightening and frighteningly real.

1. Written in Red by Anne Bishop
Except for a few of the Wolfgard who are kind of like fluffy puppies, the Others are scary. The vampires are creepy, the Harvesters are frightening, and the Ancients are terrifying. But this is such a unique and fascinating world and one of our favorite series.

What non-horror books have scared you?

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