Top 5 Wednesday: Non-Horror Books that Scared Me

This week’s Top 5 Wednesday, hosted by the Good Reads group, is: Non-Horror Books that Scared YouThis can be entire books you found frightening or just specific scenes from those books, but discuss books that weren’t technically supposed to scare you, but did. I’m going to go with a different kind of scared and choose books with: Scary Teenage Behavior. It’s no secret that I’m not really a kid person and these are the books that featured some kids that kind of scared the crap out of me and made me glad I don’t have any of my own.


1. Girls in the Garden by Lisa Jewell. 


2. I Found You by Lisa Jewell. 


3. 13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough


4. Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas


5. The Fever by Megan Abbott

What are some non-horror books that scare you?

20 thoughts on “Top 5 Wednesday: Non-Horror Books that Scared Me

  1. Dangerous girls? I didn’t find that very scary at all ;-).. if I remember correctly it’s an investigation most of all and not something experienced really at the moment in first person voice. I think that’s most scary! The book I’m reading now is scary.. it’s Rattle by Fiona Cummins but it has a reference to Hannibal Lecter so I guess it was to be expected lol.

    • Well I adapted the topic to be scary teenage behavior. And not scary as in like Halloween-type scary, but more like an uncomfortable sort of scared. I have been wanted to read Rattle. I can’t wait to hear what you think of it!

  2. I’ve only read I Found You…I really liked it! I don’t mind a “scary” book if it isn’t violent or gory (I don’t do that) LOL

  3. Ooh, I love this topic!! I’d have to really think about this one – Dangerous Girls definitely.
    For me, when a story is so realistic that it can actually happen – it scares the crap outta me! Lol. A lot of domestic thrillers scare me. Black-eyed Susans really spooked me when I read it.

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