4. The ‘I don’t need sleep anyway, bring on the nightmares’ book
“Don’t Look Now” by Daphne du Maurier, 1971
This collection of short stories includes two that were adapted as horror films by Alfred Hitchcock (“The Birds” and “Don’t Look Now”). If that is any indication of how scary du Maurier’s stories are, and this is your cup of tea, we think it’ll be worth the time investment — just don’t plan on sleeping any time soon after finishing one in the collection.