I started thinking of scary books. Some of the ones I can think of off the top of my head are:
I'm not a huge fan but I know everyone says that Stephen King's books are horribly scary. The
Shining, Christine, and Carrie are all extremely popular horror books of his.
What about The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman? I've read that book and it definitely gave me the creeps.
The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan is a very good and yet scary book. Amber I. reviewed this one a long time ago. If you want to check out the review you can do that here.
We have the classics like Frankenstein, Interview with the Vampire, and Rosemary's Baby.
Of course the Goosebumps and Fear Street series by R.L. Stein were some of my favorites when I was younger. I owned all of those books and I read them all numerous times. I am still a huge fan of both of these series.
The Experiment in Terror series by Karina Halle is a paranormal series that is amazing. And appropriately, extremely creepy. I reviewed this one, which you can check out here.
In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories by Alvin Schwartz is a collection of short stories for children that I read a long, long time ago that thoroughly horrified me. The Green Ribbon was my favorite story. I still remember sleeping with the light on when I was young after reading this book. I loved it then and I love it now.
So obviously this got my gears grinding about scary books that we know and love. What books really scare you? Have you read any books that have given you the creeps? What about books that have left you looking over your shoulder? Leaving the light on when you go to bed? Anything that gives you nightmares?