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Scariest Books I Ever Read.

Can’t believe I didn’t post this one first. This is, after all, a blog by a writer. Why on Earth am I just now thinking of the scariest books I’ve ever read?

Now, if you know anything about me, you know I’ve been reading horror for pretty much my entire life. I eventually had to give it up because of the profound effect it had on my mood.

Side Note: Menopause SUCKS!

I still have fond memories of reading a well-written, horror tome even though it may have left me in a less-than-stellar frame of mind.

Here then are nine of my all-time favorite horror reads (in no particular order):

  1. The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty

  2. The Shinning by Stephen King (and I’ll just apologize here, this list is chock full of Stephen King books, lol)

  3. The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe

  4. It by Stephen King

  5. Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi (don’t know what possessed me to read this…or The Exorcist for that matter, but I was in junior high school when I attempted both. UGH!)

  6. Whispers by Dean Koontz

  7. Salem’s Lot by Stephen King

  8. Night Shift by Stephen King (damn near every story in that collection scared me silly)

  9. Ghost Story by Peter Straub

Your turn – what page-turners had you hiding under the covers and avoiding sleep? Have you read any of these I've mentioned? What did you think? Have you read them again and felt differently about them?

The Exorcist is the one book on this list I've only read once. I got through it and vowed to never read it again, lol.

Anyway, as always, would love to read your thoughts in the comments below.

Sending light and inspiration as always,


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