Books That Belong in the Freezer 

There’s no point in sugar coating it. Some books are absolutely terrifying. In Friends, Joey had the right idea to put any scary books in the fridge. Let’s be honest, there’s a few books that also belong in among the (frozen) fishes.

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The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood’s dystopian classic is very much in the public eye at the moment. The TV series, which began on Hulu, was recently picked up by Channel 4 in the UK.

Offred, who is “lucky” enough to be a fertile woman, lives in the newly formed Republic of Gilead. She is sent to the Commander and his wife to bear children for them. In Gilead, women have little to no rights and are seen only to bear children, or perform servitude to their owners.

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

The original freezer book. I think we all know why.

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Asking For It by Louise O’Neill

Though Asking For It is a young adult book, it’s definitely one that everyone needs to read. You do need a stomach of steel, however, as the storyline (following a young woman who has been raped by a neighbour) is more than a little tough to read at most times.

After the Fire by Will Hill

Moonbeam has just been rescued from the cult where she spent most of her life. She is interviewed by doctors and psychologists to examine the effects of her life behind the Fence.

There are flashbacks to Moonbeam’s life before she left the cult, and excerpts of how other rescued children are coping with life on the outside. It’s a harrowing tale from start to finish.

The Witches by Roald Dahl

Yes, The Witches may be a children’s book. But who among us hasn’t been completely terrified by the thoughts of being faced with the Grand High Witch without her human disguise, or the possibility of being turned into a mouse.

Room by Emma Donoghue

In my eyes, Room is one of those rare instances where the book and the film are equally good. Ma (Joy) was kidnapped by Old Man Nick, and now lives in a 12×12 shed in his back yard. Nick abuses her frequently. Joy and their son Jack live in the tiny confinement, and Jack has no idea that the outside world is real. Which doesn’t help when he and Joy plan their escape.

Anything by Stephen King

For obvious reasons.

What books would we find in your freezer?

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12 thoughts on “Books That Belong in the Freezer 

  1. hahaha I love this post! I definitely agree with The Handmaid’s Tale, Room, and anything by Stephen King. Now that you mention it, Little Women might deserve a frigid room of its own…

  2. Well, Stephen King has written non-horror before (The Green Mile, Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption, The Body [which inspired the movie Stand By Me!]) So I wouldn’t go QUITE so far as to put in anything. But yeah, definitely The Shining! 😅

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