Thriller October Reading Lists

Hey bookworms!! I’m getting so pumped for Thriller October!! Just under two weeks to go!! Earlier this week I asked my Instagram followers to help me make some lists for mild, medium and extra scary thrillers! I’ve compiled them and they are below. I’ve also put the year the book was published which will help you guys out with one of the photo challenges 😉

Mild thrillers:

  • Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones (2019)
  • An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena (2018)
  • Beyond Black by Hilary Mantel (2005)
  • The Whisper Man by Alex North (2019)
  • The First Mistake by Sandie Jones (2019)
  • Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco (2016)
  • This House is Haunted by John Boyle (2013)
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (1818)
  • The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson (1959)
  • Dracula by Bran Stoker (1897)
  • The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides (2019)
  • Verity by Colleen Hoover (2018)
  • Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware (2019)
  • The Perfect Girlfriend by Karen Hamilton (2018)
  • The Invited by Jennifer McMahon (2019)
  • One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus (2017)
  • The Chalk Man by CJ Tudor (2018)
  • Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell (2017)
  • Trust Me by Hank Phillippi Ryan (2018)
  • The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager (2018)
  • A Nearly Normal Family by MT Edvardsson (2019)
  • I Found You by Lisa Jewell (2016)
  • Watching You by Lisa Jewell (2018)
  • Ashley Bell by Dean Koontz (2015)
  • In a Dark, Dark, Wood by Ruth Ware (2015)

Medium Thrillers:

  • Lock Every Door by Riley Sager (2019)
  • The Lies We Told by Camilla Way (2018)
  • Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn (2006)
  • Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier (2018)
  • Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin (2014)
  • Los Manos Pequenas (Little Hands) by Andres Barba (2017)
  • Bird Box by Josh Malerman (2014)
  • Anything by Gilly MacMillan
  • The Shining by Stephen King (1977)
  • The Perfect Child by Lucinda Berry (2019)
  • Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill (2007)
  • Pet Semetary by Stephen King (1983)
  • IT by Stephen King (1986)
  • Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage (2018)
  • The Cabin at the End of the Woods by Paul Tremblay (2018)
  • Stolen Things by R. H. Herron (2019)
  • Contagion by Erin Bowman (2018)
  • Where Sleeping Dogs Lie by Luc Vors (2018)
  • My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing (2019)
  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (2012)
  • Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough (2017)

Extra Scary Thrillers:

  • Still House Lake by Rachel Caine (2017)
  • No Exit by Taylor Adams (2017)
  • House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski (2000)
  • The Woman in Black by Susan Hill (1983)
  • Ring by Koji Suzuki (1981)
  • Lying in Wait by Liz Nuget (2016)
  • The Ritual by Adam Nevill (2011)
  • Fantasticland by Mike Bockoven (2016)
  • Misery by Stephen King (1987)
  • The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty (1971)
  • I Know Who You Are by Alice Feeney (2019)
  • Final Girls by Riley Sager (2017)
  • Before She Knew Him by Peter Swanson (2019)
  • The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson (2015)

Next week I will be doing a blog post with all the details for #thrilleroctober including photo challenges, templates and how to enter the giveaway! I’ll also be sharing some of the prizes!

Happy Reading!

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