The Horror Movie Book Tag

Thanks Icebreaker for tagging me for this super timely tag! If you haven’t yet checked out her blog, do so now; she posts about practically everything, from books to manga and anime to video games!

I have a strange relationship with horror. I love reading horror books, but with movies it’s weird; I prefer psychological horror, so when there’s a ton of blood and gore, I usually don’t like it. But I’m also good with old horror movies for the most part (it helps to have friends with you, so you can laugh at the idiotic parts together) 


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I’m actually not going to use graphics this time around…sorry…

The Zombie Apocalypse: A book you would save when civilization ends:

I agree with Icebreaker here…I would also choose a book I haven’t read yet. So I’ll choose Underdogs by Markus Zusak, who wrote I am the Messenger and The Book Thief. It’s a collection of the first trilogy he wrote!

The Vampire: A book you would stake through the heart (in whatever sense):

The only book I can think of where it doesn’t deserve whatever hype it got would be When. It had no subtlety and was seriously unrealistic. It had a great premise, but everything else was just annoying to me.

The Haunted House: A book that still haunts you:

I may as well go with The Book Thief. I haven’t read it too much yet, and the writing and characters still gets to me sometimes.

The Psychological Thriller: A book with a twist that you did not see coming:

Okay, slightly clichéd answer: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. She visited my town a year or so ago, and after seeing her I decided to pick up this one. People weren’t exaggerating the twist.

The Creepy Doll: A book that seems innocent but isn’t:

Okay, I know there are a ton of books that fit this trope, but I can’t think of any right off the bat. Can I choose a Webtoon instead?

Let’s just say that this becomes nowhere near as cute and happy as it looks.

The Monster: A book that you could barely tackle/defeat (in whatever sense):

The Grapes of Wrath. I think the sharp juxtaposition between the dialect and the written language made this harder to read then say, Huckleberry Finn or The Knife of Never Letting Go, where the book’s writing style matched the main character’s way of talking.

The Comedy-Horror: A book with mixed genres that worked (or didn’t):

I think the Stoker and Holmes books balances the mystery, fantasy, paranormal, and science fiction genres very, very well. All of the genres shine and are quite clear.

The (Cliched) Teen Horror: A book you found seriously cliched/ stereotypical:

The Cabin by Natasha Preston. I think the premise had a lot of promise, but sadly, this was one of the most clichéd and predictable mysteries I’ve ever read. It was so disappointing. 

The Demonic Possession: A book so gripping you needed an exorcist to escape it:

The I Hunt Killers book series did this to me. Thank goodness my library had the sequel, and definitely the last one…this series was so addicting.

The Science Fiction: A precious book you would permanently give to the aliens for the good of mankind:

Wait, what? No! I don’t want to give away any book I liked, unless it was easy to find another copy or something….maybe something popular, so I can get another copy. So maybe one of the Harry Potter books? Those are at every bookstore, so I can get another copy.

I’m not going to tag anyone this time around, because I think this will become a super popular tag soon, as Halloween starts to arrive. So, I tag everyone who reads this post! Unless you’ve already done it. Then no need.

4 thoughts on “The Horror Movie Book Tag

  1. Great tag, Kate! And yeah I’m expecting to see this one start floating around very soon hahaha
    I’m glad you’re enjoying The Book Thief. I still need to read that one. I haven’t read any of the others, either. We Were Liars and The Carnelian Crow sound like the most interesting ones!

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    1. Oh, I’ve already read The Book Thief! A word of warning: it takes a while to get into, but is so worth it. We Were Liars is often one of those books you either love or hate…I wasn’t thrilled with it when I first read it until I got to the plot twist. I need to reread it with the twist in mind now. The Carnelian Crow is the latest book in the Stoker and Holmes book series too!

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