hi there internet people!
I’m Meghan-Alice and I write the blog Not Quite Alice, and today Sarah has asked me to talk about my top 5 favourite horror books. now if you need to know anything about me it’s that while I love books, i LOVE horror! everything about it, so when Sarah wanted me to do a top 5 i immediately tried to narrow down all of the horror books i’ve read in my life and boy did it take me a while haha. so that seems like enough of me rambling, let’s get into the books!
1. IT by Stephen King. – is this the most stereotypical and basic answer in the world? yes. is it 100000% true? yes. if there’s one thing anyone should know about me is that i love Stephen king with my whole heart. he’s my favourite author of all time, and (in my eyes) the undisputed king of horror, and IT is definitely one of the best ones. now i’m not scared of clowns at all, and yet the first time i read this book i couldn’t sleep because it got to me so much, that’s how i know it has to be number one.
2. Dracula by Bram Stoker. – now your girl here LOVES vampires more than pretty much anytime, and Dracula is like the OG vampire love of my life. nothing makes me happier than reading a good vampire story and yet nothing ever compares to dracula for me. i love the way Bram Stoker built up this world in his novel and simultaneously built this incredible horror empire.
3. Let The Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist. we all know by now that i love vampire stories so is this may come as a shock to no one but let the right one in is about vampires…BUT ITS SO GOOD. Its nothing like any other vampire book i’ve ever read (and by this point I think i’ve read over 100….i told you I love a good vampire story!) it’s so unique and keeps you gripped from page one, it’s such a good curling up around halloween read! (the original film is also a great movie to watch around this time…maybe not the american remake…that’s not so great…)
4. Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury. – Ray Bradbury has a piece of my heart not going to lie. his books are always straight into my favourites list as soon as I read them, but this one is truly special. it’s the epitome of great halloween horror books and I can never get enough of it. i read it pretty much every halloween because it just feels right. it’s set at a carnival which never screams horror to me, but the way bradbury writes is so poetically dark that sometimes it’s quite terrifying how disturbed you feel. plus every time you read the title you can sing the song from harry potter and anytime I can get a good hp reference in is always a bonus.
5. American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis. – this is one of my favourite films of all time, so I went into the book with such high expectations, and every single one was met. some people might not class this as horror, but I checked on goodreads and it defiantly is. now it’s a different kind of horror to the other four i’ve mentioned but I thought we needed some variety. this book is definitely more of a psychological horror and while the main character is one of the most unreliable i’ve ever read, being inside of his head is honestly quite horrifying. he is the textbook definition of a psychopath, while he is very outwardly charming seeing that inside there is nothing is terrifying. there are no feelings, no empathy, nothing at all, and that’s what makes this book horrifying.
I hope you enjoyed my little ramble about books, and if you ever feel like talking about horror – find me and i’ll talk about it for daysssss. thank you for letting me write for your blog today Sarah!!
all the love, Meghan xox
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