Where do you get recommendations for dark, scary #WickedGoodReads? Here are 3 of the sources that I scour whenever I’m looking for something macabre.
#WickedGoodReads Horror Book Recommendations
- Bram Stoker Award Nominees & Winners. This award is presented by the Horror Writers Association (HWA) for Superior Achievement in the horror genre. There are quite a few categories to choose from including Novel, First Novel, Young Adult (YA) Novel, Anthology, Collection etc.
- Nightmare Magazine’s Top 100 Horror Books. This is the main list I’ll start working from over the next few years/ decades, and it’s a gem because you’ll find older classics mixed in with newer books. I’ve already read (but plan to re-read) the 3 books by Dean Koontz and 7 books by Stephen King listed. The only other book I’ve read from the list is The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham, which involves killer plants!
- Paste Magazine’s Required Reading: 30 of the Best Horror Books is an interesting list with classics as well as more recent titles.
All 3 lists are excellent starting points if you want to delve into horror, and also if you want to read books written by authors who helped develop the genre.
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