The Gothic Book Tag

The Gothic Book Tag seems appropriate to do during #Spooktober. We are thankful that FictionFan Book Reviews and The Classics Club had the book tag available. Everyone is invited to participate. Tag us so that we know what else we can add to our spooky season TBR list.

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1. Which classic story has scared you the most?

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Frankenstein. The humans are the scariest part.

2. Scariest moment in a book?

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Any part with Carrie’s mom is scary.

3. Classic villain that you love to hate?

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Mrs. Danvers is the worst.

4. Creepiest setting in a story?

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Dracula’s castle

5. Best scary cover ever?


Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

6. Book you’re too scared to read?


The Shining

7. Spookiest creature in a story?

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Coraline’s mom

8. Classic  story that haunts you to this day?

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The Telltale Heart

9. Favorite cliffhanger or unexpected twist?


We Have Always Lived in the Castle

10. Classic  story you really, really disliked?

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Wuthering Heights

11. Character death that disturbed/upset you the most?

The baby in Beloved. I will say no more.

12. List your top 5 Gothic/scary/horror classic reads.

  • Frankenstein
  • Beloved
  • The Telltale Heart
  • Dracula
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

13. Share your scariest/creepiest quote, poem or meme.

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“Just a small town girl – living in a lonely world.” Concert tickets are practically essential. Musicals are the key to life. I like movies, music,books, and corny jokes.


  1. Great choices! Haha, I loved your memes at the end – poor Eeyore! I hadn’t really thought of Beloved in this context, but you’re so right – it has some really terrifying stuff in it. And I totally agree that humans are often more scary than monsters! Thanks for linking back to my post! 😀

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