Tammy’s Top Ten Scariest Book Covers

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, where you can join in the fun of coming up with your own Top Ten List every week! This week’s theme is perfect for Halloween: Top Ten Scariest Book Covers. This is a hard theme to narrow down to ten choices, but here’s what I came up with:

Can I just say, bathtubs. People in bathtubs. Especially when you see them from the back. Ever since Dexter, I have a hard time with any bathtub scenarios, as you can tell from this first group. Also anything that looks like someone is drowning. And children with holes in them! Click on the titles for more information:

The Dead-Tossed Waves, Hollow City, Envy, When the Sea is Rising Red, A Certain Slant of Light.

And…creepy faces, and one creepy “monster” with twigs for fingers and branchy things coming out of his head. I like my “scary” subtle. I’m not necessarily terrified by blood and guts, but rather covers that are subtly unsettling.

I Am Legend, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Haunted, History is Dead, A Monster Calls.

What do you think? Agree? Disagree? I’d love to see your top ten scariest covers, so be sure to leave a link in the comments!

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Posted October 29, 2013 by Tammy in Top Ten Tuesday / 6 Comments

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6 responses to “Tammy’s Top Ten Scariest Book Covers

  1. Oh I agree that bathtub covers are totally creepy. And eek yes children with holes in them! Any children in scary books really terrify me. History is Dead is also disturbing! Awesome spooky covers.

  2. Yeah bathtubs are creepy haha. Those are some good picks! By the way how are you liking Cracked? I like Meda but the world building…I’m just not loving.

  3. These were some really strong picks, Tammy! I’m so intrigued by A Monster Calls though. I have the book but I’m slightly afraid to crack it open. I’d also have to add Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark (they have some of the creepiest drawings EVER) and The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer only because it’s so disturbing.

  4. Ahh you picked some super creepy ones! I really liked The Dead-Tossed Waves…definitely going to go check that out on Goodreads. Oh my gosh I’m trying to pick a creepiest one, but I don’t want to look at them anymore haha

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