Recommending Horror on Scribd!

It’s October, the spookiest month of the year, so I’ve compiled a list of all of the horror books/audiobooks I’ve accessed through Scribd to recommend to people!

Scribd is a service that offers you, at a fixed monthly charge, access to unlimited books and audiobooks. I’ve used the service since May of 2018, and it’s honestly where I do all of my reading now. Obviously the service isn’t perfect- no service is- but I find it’s the best place to do my reading.

There’s issues with saving audiobooks and then only being able to access two a month, but I use loopholes. As I use the desktop version of the service to access audiobooks, I open the audiobook up without saving it and then just bookmark it to go back to. The audiobook saves its place regardless of whether or not it’s actively saved to your Scribd account, and while that makes it aggravating if you want to listen to audiobooks out and about, it just works better for me!

(Another pro-tip: do NOT save any audiobooks to your Saved! If a certain amount are saved Scribd will start prolonging dates to access audiobooks. I keep track of books on Scribd I want to check out in a Goodreads list, but any old list format will work.)

I could honestly keep adding things to this list, but I managed to narrow it somewhat down. This list is also based off of what’s accessible on the UK Scribd service, so keep that in mind.


Alice Isn’t Dead by Joseph Fink (Audiobook)

The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling (Audiobook)

Rolling in the Deep by Mira Grant (Audiobook)

The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell (Book)

Small Spaces/Dead Voices by Katherine Arden (Audiobook)

The Elementals by Michael McDowell (Book)

The Unsound by Cullen Bunn (Book)

A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay (Book)

Lazaretto by Clay McLeod Chapman (Book)

The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw (Book)

Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer (Book/Audiobook)

Lord Loss/Demon Thief by Darren Shan (Book)

Alice by Christina Henry (Book)

Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand (Book/Audiobook)

The Diviners by Libba Bray (Audiobook)

As I Descended by Robin Talley (this is a very controversial author and book for representation; I’m recommending it based on a 2.5 review because it actually terrified me with some imagery) (Book)

The Woods by James Tynion IV (Book)

Victor LaValle’s Destroyer by Victor LaValle (Book)

City of Ghosts/Tunnel of Bones by V.E. Schwab (Audiobook)

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (Book)

Glass Houses by Rachel Caine (Book)


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2 thoughts on “Recommending Horror on Scribd!

  1. Great recommendations! I loved using Scribd when I was listening to more audiobooks – I tended to listen to them in my car during my commute to work – but now that my office has moved I’m getting the bus to work, so I’m back to reading physical and e-books and I’m not listening as much.

    I loved Rolling in the Deep! The Silent Companions, The Diviners and Sawkill Girls are all on my TBR – I’m planning to pick The Diviners up really soon. 🙂

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    1. I use Scribd for all of my ebooks, I find it so handy! Audiobooks too, I just can’t justify paying £10 a month for an Audible subscription and only getting 1 audiobook a month for it.

      I would probably recommend The Silent Companions the most, just because it’s a new favourite of mine, but The Diviners is also so great and that first book is very unsettling!

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