Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. The feature was created because The Broke and Bookish are particularly fond of lists (as are we!). Each week a new Top Ten list topic is given and bloggers can participate.
Today’s Topic: Scariest Topics
These topics give us nightmares.
1. Serial Killers
Ever since I was very young, I’ve found the idea of serial killers to be terrifying. Books about this topic scare me!
2. Death of Family Members
Because this is my greatest fear, reading about others who have lost family members makes me feel a wealth of terrifying emotions.
Luckily, many books don’t feature drownings. When I was about five years old, I almost drowned, so reading drowning scenes makes me very frightened.
I am embarrassed to say that I am very frightened by ladybugs. If a book has a bug scene, I flip a few pages.
5. Scenes in the Woods at Night
Do the woods creep anyone else out? I won’t go camping with my husband because of it.
1. Realistic Apocalypse
I can read dystopian books without ever being afraid, but a realistic apocalypse in a novel freaks me out because there is such a chance those events could happen. The Living and Life As We Knew It are the ones that scare me the most.
I don’t believe in ghosts, but I don’t not believe in ghosts, so realistic ghost stories with freaky poltergeists can give me some interesting dreams.
3. School Shootings
As a school teacher, this is too close to home.
4. Breaking & Entering & Killing
This is a real life fear, so anytime it is in a book, it really freaks me out.
5. Children Dying
No words for how terrifying this is. Sad and scary.
What topics give you nightmares?