3 Sources For Creepy, Scary #WickedGoodReads

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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!
  3. 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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14 Replies to “3 Sources For Creepy, Scary #WickedGoodReads”

  1. I don’t read scary books, but I find lists of award winners good for the genres I enjoy, like the Bram Stoker award.

  2. Lists! My favorite thing!! I can’t wait to explore these. Thank you!

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  5. Sue Jackson says:

    I just created my own Dangerous Reads post – thanks for the inspiration! Hope you don’t mind me sharing your idea and graphic – I linked back here:




  6. Kai(FictonStateofMind) says:

    Great lists! Thanks for sharing

  7. I love this list. Thanks! This year is the first time ever that I am going to read scary books for the month of October. I think this is going to be fun. To keep me motivated to be scared I signed up for the Bloggers Dressed in Blood and Horror October as well as RIP VIII Challenge. Go big or go home! LOL!

  8. Sue Jackson says:

    Oh what fun! You inspired me to read a spooky book last Halloween, and I really enjoyed it. Will try to do the same this year – great idea!


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  9. fakesteph says:

    I love this post! All of these are great places to get good scary books. And I love Jonathan Maberry! I totally see why he is so frequently nominated.

  10. Pamela D says:

    Thank you for the recommendations! I love book lists so much!

  11. Great links. I’ll be checking them out for sure!

  12. Rinn says:

    Ooh, I enjoyed Day of the Triffids =) There’s some interesting adaptations of it out there too.

    Looking forward to your other posts!

  13. Crini says:

    Thanks for these recommendations. I’m always looking out for good horror books, especially in YA.

  14. Crini says:

    Thanks for these recommendations. I’m always looking out for good horror books, especially in YA.