If you love horror books, you might have had your little encounter with the Stephen King universe, or you would have for sure delved into the spine-chilling horror world of R.L. Stine. If you are a 90’s kid, you must surely be familiar with the name ‘Goosebumps’. A chilling cold, foggy, winter night, a piercing silence all around, a fireplace that dimly lights up a portion of your room- there is absolutely nothing more seasonal than reading a horror book during the winter months. Well in case you have read enough of horror stories and you feel that nothing can scare you out of your wits, here are five books that will give you Goosebumps!

#1 Verity by Colleen Hoover

One of the most interesting names on the list of chilling books to read, Hoover’s ‘Verity’ is the story of Lowen Ashleigh, a struggling writer. Luck comes knocking at Lowen’s door when bestselling writer Verity Crawford gets injured and her husband, Jeremy seeks Lowen’s help. Jeremy wants Lowen to complete the rest of the books in a popular series by Verity. While trying to sift through Verity Crawford’s notes, Lowen stumbles upon something deeply personal. This is just the beginning of Lowen’s journey into something dark and unsettling about the Crawford couple and their dead daughter.

Books That'll Raise Your Goosebumps- Verity by Colleen Hoover

#2 Terminal Freeze by Lincoln Child

The second novel in Lincoln Child’s ‘Jeremy Logan’ series ‘Terminal Freeze’ is a chilling story, set in Alaska. A five member team is stationed at the Mount Fear Remote Sensing Installation, to conduct a research on the effects of global warming on a glacier. The group comprises of a climatologist, a biologist, a paleoecologist, a graduate student and a computer specialist. There are four soldiers as well, to assist this team, of five experts. While on their research the group finds out an ancient animal preserved in an ice cave. The sponsors of the research, are delighted on getting this news and decide to film a documentary despite the warnings of the local habitants. The creature trapped in the ice cave is an omen of nothing but evil.

Books That'll Raise Your Goosebumps- Terminal Freeze by Lincoln Child

#3 Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Set in 1950s, ‘Mexican Gothic’ is one of the finest gothic horror reads, written in the recent times. It unfolds the story of Noemi Taboada, who receives a letter from her cousin sister, Catalina one day. The letter entails Catalina’s claim that her husband Virgil wants to kill her and she needs help. Noemi is sent by her father, to live with Catalina at the Doyle residence. The Doyle’s tells Noemi that Catalina is suffering from consumption and everyone has to stay away from her. Slowly Noemi starts unearthing the dark secrets of the Doyle family and finds that they have a history of incest and mysterious deaths.

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Books That'll Raise Your Goosebumps- Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

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#4 The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sagar

A new York Times Bestseller, this twisted and thrilling horror read, is a must-add to your list of chilling books to read this season. Narrated in the form of the summer camp adventures, it is the story of a group of young woman who revisit the camp site where fifteen years ago a tragedy took place. The game that binds the entire story is called, Two Truths and a Lie. The secret of Camp Nightingale and the truth about the tragedy that happened years ago, make ‘The Last Time I Lied’ one of the classic creepy books.

Books That'll Raise Your Goosebumps- The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager

#5 The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James

Set in a world where supernatural elements play a significant role, ‘The Sun Down Motel’ is a un-put-downable read. There is something eerie that doesn’t fall into place, about the Sun Down Motel in Fell, New York. Viv Delaney, who wants to shift to New York City, takes up a job at the Motel, as a night clerk. But little does she know that something scary awaits her. The story then shifts to the year 2017, where Carly Kirk, niece of Viv Delaney, is unable to understand how her aunt went missing without any notice. Carly sets out on an adventure to find answers that would explain why Viv disappeared from the Motel in 1982. Like her aunt, Carly is going to encounter some strange and frightful happenings at the Sun Down Motel.

Books That'll Raise Your Goosebumps- The Sun Down Motel by Simone St