top 5 wednesday: favorite creepy book settings

top 5 wednesday is a weekly challenge where you can pick your top 5 for the topic of the week. you can find more information about it on goodreads.



this weeks topic is:
Favorite Creepy Settings
–These don’t have to be from horror books, but any setting from any book that gave you the heebie jeebies…in a good way.


oh my, that’s not really a topic for me, since i am a chicken. yes, i get scared so easily. it creeps me out myself, how creeped out i am 😀 i do not read a lot of horror books, basically none. but there are a few thriller/mystery books, that i have read, which had scary and creepy settings. so let’s get to the list, shall we?


1.) “the woods” by harlan coben


now, i do not want to spoil the plot for you guys, but this book takes place in the woods, ha 😀 no, basically something is happening in the woods and yeah, it’s creepy as hell. for me. why? because i hate the woods. i am scared. i need someone with me in the woods by daylight. and by nighttime i would never go there. so this creeped me out big time. it’s an awesome thriller by my favorite thriller writer and i can totally recommend it.


2.) “the shining” by stephen king


well, there you have a horror on this list. i have read this when i was 15 maybe. i was soooo scared. i couldn’t sleep for days. i always had to have the light on and i was so creeped out. and also, as if that wasn’t enough, i watched the movie and then it was over. i was done. as to this day, like 17 years later, i still sometimes dream of the twins. yepp, that’s me! 😀 but come on, a psychopath and a lonely hotel. what creepier setting is there?


3.) “the ice twins” by s.k. tremayne


this book creeped my out mostly because of the setting. i mean, imagine strange things happening and you are on a tiny island, where there is basically no way to go or hide. come on! whaaat? who does that? i would run to the mainland and never go back. but that’s me. these guys just live with the mysterious things happening. and it’s creepy!


4.) “one flew over the cuckoo’s nest” by ken kesey


this book is creepy in itself. and it’s weird. but the setting of course fits with the story. it takes place in a mental institution and there are a lot of weird characters. the writing is weird as hell and it’s confusing and messes with your mind. so all in all, this book is perfectly done. it’s not easy to read, but definitely something, that is worth a try.


5.) “the last one” by alexandra olivia


i wasn’t the biggest fan of the ending of this book, because i expected something different and i was kind of disappointed how it turned out. but the setting definitely creeped me out. it’s basically about a reality survival show, where you’re supposed to be the last one standing. from there the contestants need to do challenges and survive in the woods or other places. it’s creepy, it plays with your mind. as i said, i was not satisfied with the ending, but the setting definitely gave me chills.


that was it guys! i hope you liked my choices. did you read any of these books? do you agree? let me know your choices in the comments 🙂

15 thoughts on “top 5 wednesday: favorite creepy book settings

  1. I don’t like reading horror either and I don’t like scary movies :-). I haven’t read any of these books but The Ice Twins sounds ‘doable’ :-). I haven’t read it but I thought The House, a novel that I’ve been seeing everywhere, was rather scary? Reason enough for me to skip that one :-).

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    • yeah “the ice twins” is ok. i hate like the real horror horror, but i am ok with psychological thrillers somehow 😀 i don’t know what’s wrong with me! 😀
      haven’t heard of the house, but just out of curiousity i will check it out 😀

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