The one that popped to mind immediately was All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. I did not heed the advice of my manager at the bookstore when she said “don’t read this before you have to go into work.” She was right. I should not have read this the night before, because then I stayed up long into the morning (plus there was all the crying…).
The Hallowed Ones by Laura Bickle freaked me out. The only time I could read, too, was just before bed. I read this book for my graduate thesis on Gothic literature, so it was pretty much a summer of nightmares for me. This one, though, wouldn’t allow me to go to sleep at all. It was awesome.
I’m sorry, massive-fans-of-this-book, but I just couldn’t read it anymore. The Secret History isn’t for me whatsoever, or at least in this point in my life. Or both. Who knows…I DNF’d at 60-something% because I kept nodding off.
Deathly Hallows, hands down. Or, you know, [insert all the Harry Potter books here]. I have never been as excited for a book before or since this series.
This was difficult, as it would be a toss-up between Hunger Games and The Island of Doctor Moreau. Both, honestly and truly, feel highly plausible these days, and that’s what makes them so nightmarish. I found Dr. Moreau extra chilling though…not sure what that says about me.
Now, I don’t know if this is because it had a cliffhanger, or because of the historical period it covered, or because I knew there would be another book and I wanted to read it immediately…but I felt Prisoner of Night and Fog had quite the nightmarish cliffhanger.
The Night Circus, partly for the title, partly for the setting, and partly because I read this ONLY at night. It’s just so much more magical that way!
SKIP! Sort of. I really haven’t dreamed about a book. I’ve dreamed of movies and TV shows that are based on books (that’s why I have the Outlander placeholder). I’ll have nightmares inspired by the book I’ve read but not set in that world or featuring those characters. But unless I can actually see the characters in their setting “in real life,” my dream self can’t re-conjure the world an author’s created.
That creepy vampire slash bog monster slash pedophile slash I don’t even know just get it away from me THING in Long Lankin!!!!! *shudders* I can’t even. No. And, to top it off, if this creature is under my bed, I’m definitely going to die. There’s no hope for me.
What are some books you’d answer for these questions? Have you read any of the above? I tag… Ashley @ LvsBks, Lauren @ Bookmark Lit, and Sabrina @ Forest of Words & Pages. Anyone interested in doing this particular book tag may join in as well!
*bookish slumber party commences*
[no monsters-under-beds allowed!]