Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Top 10 Books for Readers Who Like Horror
Thought I would mix it up and do something different this week so I am participating in the Top 10 weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they focus on lists which cover various topics related to books and reading. This week is the top 10 books for readers who like_______ and I picked horror. These are in no particular order because while I like making lists, I am horrible at placing them in any certain order.
Wither (Wendy Ward Trilogy): J.G. Passarella. This is the first in a trilogy about witches and not the cute, glittery type. I actually would recommend all three and I plan to re-read them sometime next year.
The Policy: Bentley Little. Little is a wonderful horror writer and while I have only read 3 or 4, there are many more waiting on my TBR. A definite for anyone who like Koontz's older stuff or Stephen King.
Dark Corner: Brandon Massey. Wonderful gothic-like horror.
Heart-Shaped Box: Joe Hill. I love this book. Joe Hill definitely learned a thing or two from his Daddy.
The Good House: Tananarive Due. This is a wonderful haunted house tale that combines a haunted house, African American heritage, and curses. A long book at 597 pages, but one which is definitely worth picking up in my opinion.
The Birthing House: Christopher Ransom. Another haunted house tale. Looking at my list, I guess I have a thing for reading about haunted places. Although I read this in 2009, I still recall it giving me the creeps. It doesn't have very good ratings on Goodreads, but I still consider it worth a try and I have it 4 stars.
So Cold the River: Michael Koryta. Another great writer. A story about a long-forgotten evil in an old restored resort.
Plague Town: Dana Fredsti. This is probably more of an urban fantasy, post apocalyptic book but it has zombies - scary zombies - and I love it so I am counting it :) Great trilogy although I need to read the last one.
The Shining: Stephen King. Another haunted residence. I definitely see a pattern going on here.
It: Stephen King. I saved the best for last and could probably include almost all of King's book on here which I have read. Honorable mention would have to go to Salem's Lots because get real, those are real vampires and not the sparkly things you read about today.
Do you agree or disagree with any of these? Leave a comment and a link to your blog so I can check out your lists.