Top Five Wednesday: Non-Horror Books that Scared Me


Hello my Top Five Wednesday readers! You may have noticed that I took two weeks off from doing T5W. This month’s T5W were all themed around Halloween and the past two weeks focused on books with creepy settings and paranormal creatures. The thing is guys, I UTTERLY HAVE A LACK OF PARANORMAL AND HORROR THEMED BOOKS IN MY TBR AND READ PILES! Thankfully, this week’s topic is targeted for readers like me! Listed below are five non-horror books that may have had me hiding from my book for a tiny bit.

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff- Scariness in Illuminae comes in the form of AIDAN, a space ship’s AI. If you want a book that’s going to make your heart pound at every twist and turn, Illuminae is right for you!

The Cellar by Natasha Preston While this book is not classified as horror and it isn’t the most well-written, The Cellar is definitely intended to scare you a bit, as sixteen year Summer is abducted and taken to a cellar to live with other kidnapped girls.

The Last Boy and Girl in the World by Siobhan Vivian I was not frightened while reading The Last Boy and Girl in the World, rather it was the concept of being the last girl in the world that was a bit mind-numbing. No worries though, Keely really isn’t the last girl on Earth, but she sure feels like it as her town is forced to evacuate as it sinks underwater. And don’t be spooked (had to have a Halloween pun somewhere!) by The Last Boy and Girl in the World’s rating on Goodreads, I really enjoyed this one back in 2016!

The Host by Stephenie Meyer Again, this is a book where the concept freaked me out a bit, not the book itself. AILENS PEOPLE AILENS!

The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey The Girl with All the Gifts is a zombie-apocalypse driven story, with our main zombie coming in the form of a child named Melanie. This story is obviously scary for its dystopian and zombie vibes, but how scared can you really be of a little zombie with unicorn pants??

Top 5 Wednesday is a collaborative group of book bloggers from various platforms who love sharing lists on Wednesdays. The T5W group can be found here on Goodreads.


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