Top 10 Tuesday

T10T: Favorite Horror Book Covers

October 6, 2020
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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week’s theme is favorite fall book covers, but you know me… I jump at any opportunity to tweak the theme, so I’m going with my favorite horror book covers! Some are beautiful, some are spooky, and some are just fun.

💀 We Live Inside Your Eyes — I love this imagery!
💀 Dead of Winter — This and the previous cover were both designed by Kealan, and I just really love the way he made this skull out of the trees!

💀 NOS4A2/NOS4R2 — The UK Christmas edition of this book is so fun! I lucked up on a good used copy online and it’s one of my favorite books I own.
💀 Doorbells at Dusk — Another great seasonal one. This reminds me so much of Trick’r Treat, one of my fave Halloween movies.

💀 My Best Friend’s Exorcism — I actually have the hardback edition which has a different cover (though still cool!), but I really want to get this 80s VHS-style paperback soon!
💀 Corpse Cold — I love the Scary Stories vibes of the artwork in so many of Brhel & Sullivan’s books, but this is definitely my favorite.

💀 You May Now Kill the Bride — I don’t know what it is, but the flowers, skull, and general style reminds me of a really badass tattoo (that I want. ASAP.)
💀 Pitch Dark — This cover reminds me so much of the Ghost Ship movie poster, which makes me super nostalgic and happy.

💀 Shutter — Such an eerie, artsy cover!
💀 A Head Full of Ghosts — For some reason, I didn’t get what this cover was supposed to be until after reading it. Once I recognized the hallway, I got the importance of that shot, and it gave me legitimate goosebumps!

What’s your favorite horror book cover —
or if you don’t like horror books, your favorite fall-themed cover?


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  • Reply Anne Bennett October 6, 2020 at 12:47 am

    Yes, you did find some books with good creepy vibes. My TTT Fall-ish covers

  • Reply thecritiquesofafangirl October 6, 2020 at 12:49 am

    These covers 😻😻😻 and all of these books sounds so good!

  • Reply evelynreads1 October 6, 2020 at 1:50 am

    I love that cover for My best friends exorcism, almost makes me want to pick it up!


  • Reply Annemieke October 6, 2020 at 2:38 am

    I love the covers of Pitch Dark and Shutter. So creepy but great illustrations.

  • Reply Jess @ Jessticulates October 6, 2020 at 3:38 am

    Great list! That cover of NOS4R2 is one of my favourites, too, and all of Grady Hendrix’s book covers are so fun.

  • Reply Kristin October 6, 2020 at 8:06 am

    Horror novels are so much fun. From your list, I really like the cover for Dead of Winter, and in general I really like the cover for Shepherd’s Warning by Cailyn Lloyd. That said, there’s so many great horror novel covers out there.

  • Reply Tammy October 6, 2020 at 9:37 am

    Love this list! Shutter has always been one of my favorite, scary covers😁

  • Reply Poinsettia October 6, 2020 at 10:18 am

    These certainly are creepy! Here is my Top Ten Tuesday.

  • Reply lydiaschoch October 6, 2020 at 10:42 am

    Dead of Winter has an amazing cover for sure!

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  • Reply susanblogginboutbooks October 6, 2020 at 11:30 am

    These are super creepy, especially the SHUTTER one. Yikes!

    Happy TTT!


  • Reply Bex October 6, 2020 at 12:26 pm

    10/10 love this entire post, but not as much as I love YOU <3

  • Reply Jenna @ Falling Letters October 7, 2020 at 2:31 pm

    My Best Friend’s Exorcism has such a fun design! I like the Penguin Classics edition of The Haunting of Hill House I have, which has a dark orange colour scheme with the looming house.

  • Reply Christopher | Plucked from the Stacks October 7, 2020 at 4:55 pm

    I’ve always adored that cover for My Best Friend’s Exorcism, but I can’t get over that edition of NOS4R2! I’ve never seen it before, but it’s perfect.

  • Reply bookishinbed October 9, 2020 at 12:40 pm

    Okay but I am tempted to pick up You May Now Kill The Bride because that cover is gorgeous and I grew up loving Fear Street. I just feel like I need it in my life. All of these though have really beautiful covers and I will be adding them to my TBR on cover alone.

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