Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where book lovers post their top ten books for various themes that are given.
October 29: Top Ten Scariest Looking Book Covers
I don’t often read horror fiction, but I didn’t have much trouble naming ten of the book covers that scare me the most.
- Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (Holt McDougal Publishing). I have never seen a cover that captures the Monster so vividly.
- Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by a philistinist that should remain nameless. It’s not just the cover, but the society that has room for the novel itself. That’s terrifying.
- The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L. Sayers (Harcourt, Inc.)
- A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness (Walker Books)
- The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux (Bantam Classics). I love the eerie atmosphere of this one. It’s an accurate and powerful depiction of the spirit of the book (pun not indended).
- Endless Night by Agatha Christie (HarperCollins). This novel disturbed me more deeply than any of her other work, at least out of as much of her work I have read.
- Night of the Living Dummy by R.L. Stine (Scholastic). A friend introduced me to this cover recently, just as a joke, and it fits this list well.
- That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis (Scribner Book Company)
- Behind My Mask by Kirn Hans (Notion Press)
- And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie (St. Martin’s Press)