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October 25 Six for Sunday: Scary stories/characters

#SixforSunday is a blog feature started by A Little but A Lot in 2017. It’s a weekly blog post where you get to share 6 books which fill a certain prompt. In October, we are celebrating pumpkin spice!We’re talking the sweet and the scary. The days are getting darker, so the prompts are some scarier.

Being the week before Halloween, this prompt is all about scary stories/characters.

I was talking to a friend, who’s way more into horror novels than I am, last night, and we were both lamenting the fact that we don’t find many novels that truly scare us. So, I feel like I’m well-prepared for this list. Let’s get started:

6. Watch Over Me

I have my full review for this here. This is pretty low on the list because it’s probably the least scary–but most beautiful–ghost story I’ve ever read. It deals more with facing the ghosts of your past than actual spooks.

5. The Shining

I know it’s probably weird that this is not higher on my list. Truth be told, I found it more sad than scary. Poor Jack Torrance struggled so with alcoholism. He wanted to be better. He wanted to be a good dad, but it just didn’t work out for him.

4. Carrie

This is another one that I felt was more sad than scary. Poor Carrie could not catch a break. Everyone was so cruel to her, and by the time someone was kind enough to notice and try to help Carrie, it was far too late.

3. The Patient

My full review for this is here. As a parent with small children, I found this one especially unsettling. It’s a super short read, so If you want something creepy for Halloween, there is definitely still time to read this.

2. Home Before Dark

I just finished this little creep-fest. I had to read parts of it out loud to my office-buddy, Bradley, because I didn’t want to go through that alone. He, of course, said it wasn’t that scary, but THERE WERE SNAKES COMING OUT OF THE CEILING! It was scary. Definitely the scariest book I’ve ever finished.

1. Meddling Kids

You should know that this book is in my DNF pile. It was so scary that I couldn’t complete it. Truthfully, I didn’t even get to the scary stuff–the build-up was terrifying enough for me to put it down.

What do you think of my list? Do you have any novels that have scared you?

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