November 11, 2008

My TOP 25 Horror Books

With the Halloween season just ending, I found myself curious of what my Top 25 Horror books are. I went through some of the books I have read and tried to figure out what are my favorites. I looked at other lists and found some books that I will be checking out. However, here is my list (I am sure it will change the more I read, but for now – here’s what I have.)

  1. The Traveling Vampire Show – Richard Laymon
  2. Salem’s Lot – Stephen King
  3. Misery by Stephen King
  4. The Amityville Horror – Jay Anson
  5. Frankenstein – Mary Shelly
  6. Interview with a Vampire – Ann Rice
  7. 20th Century Ghosts – Joe Hill
  8. The Lottery – Shirley Jackson
  9. The Exorcist – William Peter Blatty
  10. Ghost House – Claire McNally
  11. Rosemary’s Baby – Ira Levin
  12. The Shining – Stephen King
  13. Interview with a Vampire – Ann Rice
  14. Darkness Tell Us – Richard Laymon
  15. Coraline – Neil Gaiman
  16. The Graveyard Book – Neil Gaiman
  17. Sybil – Flora Rheta Schreiber
  18. Dracula – Bram Stroker
  19. The Lord of the Flies – William Golding
  20. Heart Shaped Box – Joe Hill
  21. Where Are The Children – Mary Higgins Clark
  22. My Sweet Audrina – V.C. Andrews
  23. The Silence of the Lambs – Thomas Harris
  24. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey
  25. The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold


  1. Very interesting list! I would agree with many – some I have not read – and some I am surprised made your list.

    Comment by Suzanne — November 11, 2008 @ 9:55 pm | Reply

  2. Really, which one surprised you – any you would have added?

    Comment by writebrainit — November 11, 2008 @ 10:52 pm | Reply

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