Top Ten Tuesday #17: Scariest Looking Book Covers

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

Caleb’s Picks:

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.

  1. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (Holt McDougal Publishing). I have never seen a cover that captures the Monster so vividly.
  2. 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.
  3. The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L. Sayers (Harcourt, Inc.)
  4. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness (Walker Books)
  5. 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).
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis (Scribner Book Company)
  9. Behind My Mask by Kirn Hans (Notion Press)
  10. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie (St. Martin’s Press)

One thought on “Top Ten Tuesday #17: Scariest Looking Book Covers

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