Creepy Book Titles – Top 5 Saturday

I know I know! The theme for this week was supposed to be creepy books, but I just haven’t read any (wimp remember!) So I decided to mix it up a little and go with titles of books that sound creepy, ominous or scary, when the books are far from it. Most of these books are as far from creepy as you can get, which makes their titles all the funnier. Have you read a book with a truly creepy title, that turned out to be completely different from the vibes the title give off? Let me know in the comments.


  • Share your top 5 books of the current topic– these can be books that you want to read, have read and loved, have read and hated, you can do it any way you want.
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This idea was originally created by Mandy @Devouring Books and you should definitely go and give her blog some love!

The Blood of Olympus – Rick Riordan

Ok. So this book is about as far from creepy as you can get, but doesn’t the title just sound ominous! This series is actually hilariously funny, with some truly amazing characters and adventure for all ages. So don’t be put off by the title.

A Feast for Crows – George R R Martin

Again not a creepy book. There might be a few creepy characters *Cough* Littlefinger *Cough*. But the title does come off a little unnerving. What exactly are the crows feasting on?

The Hanging Tree – Ben Aaranovitch

Another book that contains one or two creepy characters, but the story couldn’t be further away from creepy if it tried. A rip-roaring adventure, full of snarky characters and magic. But again the title just gives me a funny vibe.

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil – John Berendt

This book sounds like it could be creepy, even from the synopsis but its just not. A bizarre title when you think about the story the pages hold. It gives off a magical vibe to me, one of angels and demons, when in fact the story is nothing more than a first person account as he tries to unfold the hidden mysteries that Savanna holds.

The Bone Collector – Jeffrey Deaver

Ok so this book might be a little creepy… just a bit. But nowhere near as creepy as the title suggests. The Bone Collector again gives off almost supernatural vibes, however the characters in this book couldn’t be more human. I love this series and they have definitely managed to keep me awake a few times.

So that’s my top 5! Did you like my twist on the idea? What books can you think of with unexpectedly creepy titles? Let me know in the comments.

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