The Top 10 Scariest Books According to A Horror Lover

Reading has been a major part of my life ever since I learned how to do it. As a timid, unadventurous, introvert, immersing myself in fictional worlds satisfies my need to try new things. It’s also an important escape mechanism when life gets overwhelming. My sister and I were talking on the phone the other day and she was telling me how these last twenty months or so, she has sought comfort in watching romantic comedies and lighthearted books. I told her for me it has been the opposite, horror stories have served an even greater role as my distraction of choice. I told her that anything more bleak and terrible than my American pandemic life has been a comfort. On days when I couldn’t think of anything worse than our reality, I could turn to the fictional lives of characters going through something much, much worse. In March of 2020, I read whole horror books in one day as an alternative to “doom scrolling” on social media or watching endless news reports. Horror fiction has always been an important part of my life but is especially meaningful to me now. It’s an incredible honor to share this list of … Continue reading The Top 10 Scariest Books According to A Horror Lover