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Reading list: Halloween Book Bingo - Genre: Horror square

Created by: Murder by Death

This list is for any book classified as "Horror" that isn't also classified as a Classic.

Please share your finds in the comments below and I'll add them to the list.

Note for Halloween Book Bingo 2018: This list includes titles that work for Modern Masters of Horror, (as well as American Horror Story, and 80's Horror). I've noted in the notes section which book works for each square.

If the square is left blank, it's because I don't know; if you do, please let me know in the comments and I'll update the entry. Thanks! :)

Books: 113

1.
North American Lake Monsters: Stories - Nathan Ballingrud
North American Lake Monsters: Stories
Note: Genre: Horror
2.
Gristle & Bone: Stories - Duncan Ralston
Gristle & Bone: Stories
Note: Genre: Horror
3.
Rust: Season One - Christopher Ruz
Rust: Season One
Note: Genre: Horror
4.
Catskinner's Book: The Book Of Lost Doors: 1 - Mr. Misha Burnett
Catskinner's Book: The Book Of Lost Doors: 1
Note: Genre: Horror
5.
The Child Thief - Brom
The Child Thief
Note: Genre: Horror
6.
Toplin - Michael McDowell
Toplin
Note: Genre: Horror
7.
Elizabeth: A Novel of the Unnatural - Jonathan Janz, Ken Greenhall, Jessica Hamilton
Elizabeth: A Novel of the Unnatural
Note: Genre: Horror
8.
The Alchemist's Door - Lisa Goldstein
The Alchemist's Door
Note: Genre: Horror
9.
The Phantom Ship - Frederick Marryat
The Phantom Ship
Note: Genre: Horror
10.
Fellside - M.R. Carey
Fellside
Note: Genre: Horror
11.
RAGE - STEPHEN KING
RAGE
Note: Genre: Horror
12.
Hark! The Herald Angels Scream - Christopher Golden
Hark! The Herald Angels Scream
Note: Genre: Horror
13.
The Rim of Morning: Two Tales of Cosmic Horror - Stephen King, William Sloane Kennedy
The Rim of Morning: Two Tales of Cosmic Horror
Note: Genre: Horror
14.
Over Your Dead Body (John Cleaver) - Dan Wells
Over Your Dead Body (John Cleaver)
Note: Genre: Horror
15.
The Grave - Charles L. Grant
The Grave
Note: Genre: Horror
16.
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown - Holly Black
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
Note: Genre: Horror
17.
Ammie, Come Home - Barbara Michaels
Ammie, Come Home
Note: Genre: Horror
18.
The Damnation Game - Clive Barker
The Damnation Game
Note: Genre: Horror
19.
The Great God Pan - Arthur Machen
The Great God Pan
Note: Genre: Horror
20.
Pressure - Jeff Strand, Michael Prescott
Pressure
Note: Genre: Horror
21.
The Elementals - Michael Rowe, Michael McDowell
The Elementals
Note: Genre: Horror
22.
The Exorcist - William Peter Blatty
The Exorcist
Note: Genre: Horror
23.
Rosemary's Baby - Ira Levin
Rosemary's Baby
Note: Genre: Horror
24.
The Shining - Stephen King
The Shining
Note: Genre: Horror
25.
Anna Dressed in Blood - Kendare Blake
Anna Dressed in Blood
Note: Genre: Horror
26.
NOS4A2 - Joe Hill
NOS4A2
Note: Genre: Horror
27.
The Devil's Footprints - Amanda Stevens
The Devil's Footprints
Note: Genre: Horror
28.
The Picture Frame: A Horror Novel - Iain Rob Wright
The Picture Frame: A Horror Novel
Note: Genre: Horror
29.
The System of Dr. Tarr and Professor Fether - Edgar Allan Poe
The System of Dr. Tarr and Professor Fether
Note: Genre: Horror
30.
The Terrifying Tales by Edgar Allen Poe: Tell Tale... - Allan Poe, Edgar
The Terrifying Tales by Edgar Allen Poe: Tell Tale Heart; The Cask of the Amontillado; The Masque of the Red Death; The Fall of the House of Usher; The ... Purloined Letter; The Pit and the Pendulum
Note: Genre: Horror
31.
City of the Dead - Brian Keene
City of the Dead
Note: Genre: Horror
32.
Falling Angel - William Hjortsberg, Ridley Scott, James Crumley
Falling Angel
Note: Genre: Horror
33.
Blindsight - Peter Watts
Blindsight
Note: Genre: Horror
Horror with a Sci-Fi bent.
34.
Starfish - Peter Watts
Starfish
Note: Genre: Horror
35.
The Monkey's Paw (Creative Short Stories) - William Wymark Jacobs;W. W. Jacobs
The Monkey's Paw (Creative Short Stories)
Note: Genre: Horror
36.
From Hell - Eddie Campbell, Pete Mullins, Alan Moore
From Hell
Note: Genre: Horror
37.
The Bottle Imp - Robert Louis Stevenson
The Bottle Imp
Note: Genre: Horror
38.
Ghost Story - Peter Straub
Ghost Story
Note: Any book by this author would qualify as Genre: Horror
39.
The Talisman - Stephen King, Peter Straub
The Talisman
Note: Genre: Horror
40.
Rupert Wong, Cannibal Chef (Gods and Monsters) - Cassandra Khaw
Rupert Wong, Cannibal Chef (Gods and Monsters)
Note: Genre: Horror
41.
The Library at Mount Char - Scott Hawkins
The Library at Mount Char
Note: Genre: Horror
42.
Ghost in the Cogs - Scott Gable, C. Dombrowski, James Lowder
Ghost in the Cogs
Note: Genre: Horror
43.
The Severed Streets - Paul Cornell
The Severed Streets
Note: Genre: Horror
44.
Parasite Eve - Hideaki Sena
Parasite Eve
Note: Genre: Horror
45.
Spiral - Koji Suzuki, Glynne Walley
Spiral
Note: Genre: Horror
46.
Game - Barry Lyga
Game
Note: Genre: Horror
47.
Video Nasties - Duncan Ralston
Video Nasties
Note: Genre: Horror
48.
Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions - Neil Gaiman
Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions
Note: Genre: Horror
49.
The Day of the Triffids - John Wyndham
The Day of the Triffids
Note: Genre: Horror
50.
The Moorstone Sickness - Bernard Taylor
The Moorstone Sickness
Note: Genre: Horror
51.
Meat - Joseph D'Lacey
Meat
Note: Genre: Horror
52.
Bottled Abyss - Benjamin Kane Ethridge
Bottled Abyss
Note: Genre: Horror
53.
Nightwhere - John Everson
Nightwhere
Note: Genre: Horror
54.
Children of the Dark - Jonathan Janz
Children of the Dark
Note: Genre: Horror
55.
Pig Island - Mo Hayder
Pig Island
Note: Genre: Horror
56.
Heart-Shaped Box - Joe Hill
Heart-Shaped Box
Note: Genre: Horror
57.
The Autumn Castle - Kim Wilkins
The Autumn Castle
Note: Genre: Horror
58.
The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray - Chris Wooding
The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray
Note: Genre: Horror
59.
Blue Moon Rising - Simon R. Green
Blue Moon Rising
Note: Genre: Horror
60.
The Loch - Steve Alten
The Loch
Note: Genre: Horror
61.
Child of an Ancient City - Tad Williams, Nina Kiriki Hoffman
Child of an Ancient City
Note: Genre: Horror
62.
Dracula - Bram Stoker
Dracula
Note: Genre: Horror
63.
Stoker's Manuscript - Royce Prouty
Stoker's Manuscript
Note: Genre: Horror
64.
The Historian - Elizabeth Kostova
The Historian
Note: Genre: Horror
65.
Ghoul - Marc Alexander
Ghoul
Note: Genre: Horror
66.
Disappearance at Devil's Rock: A Novel - Paul Tremblay
Disappearance at Devil's Rock: A Novel
Note: Genre: Horror
67.
Feed - Mira Grant
Feed
Note: Genre: Horror
68.
Bats - William W. Johnstone
Bats
Note: Genre: Horror
69.
The Right Hand of Evil - John Saul
The Right Hand of Evil
Note: Genre: Horror
70.
Outbreak - Robin Cook
Outbreak
Note: Genre: Horror
71.
Sphinx - Robin Cook
Sphinx
Note: Genre: Horror
72.
Rose Madder - Stephen King
Rose Madder
Note: Genre: Horror
73.
Stinger - Robert R. McCammon
Stinger
Note: Genre: Horror
80's Horror
74.
Faerie Tale: A Novel of Terror and Fantasy - Raymond E. Feist
Faerie Tale: A Novel of Terror and Fantasy
Note: Genre: Horror
80's Horror
75.
By Bizarre Hands - Joe R. Lansdale, Lewis Shiner
By Bizarre Hands
Note: 80's Horror
76.
Gilded Needles (Valancourt 20th Century Classics) - Christopher Fowler, Michael McDowell, Mike Mignola
Gilded Needles (Valancourt 20th Century Classics)
Note: 80's Horror
77.
Moonbog - Rick Hautala
Moonbog
Note: 80's Horror
78.
Cold Moon Over Babylon - Michael McDowell
Cold Moon Over Babylon
Note: 80's Horror
79.
Off Season - Jack Ketchum
Off Season
Note: 80's Horror
80.
The Funhouse - Dean Koontz
The Funhouse
Note: 80's Horror
81.
Phantoms - Dean Koontz
Phantoms
Note: 80's Horror
82.
Son of the Endless Night - John Farris
Son of the Endless Night
Note: 80's Horror
83.
Cycle of the Werewolf - Stephen King, Bernie Wrightson
Cycle of the Werewolf
Note: 80's Horror
84.
The Keep - F. Paul Wilson
The Keep
Note: 80's Horror
85.
The Dead Zone - Stephen King
The Dead Zone
Note: 80's Horror
86.
The Cellar - Richard Laymon
The Cellar
Note: 80's Horror
87.
Cat's Cradle - William W. Johnstone
Cat's Cradle
Note: 80's Horror
88.
The Ripper - William Dobson The Ripper - William Dobson
The Ripper
Note: 80's Horror
89.
House of Reckoning - John Saul
House of Reckoning
Note: Genre: Horror
Modern Masters Of Horror
90.
A Head Full of Ghosts - Paul G. Tremblay
A Head Full of Ghosts
Note: Modern Masters Of Horror
91.
Dark Matter: A Novel - Blake Crouch
Dark Matter: A Novel
Note: Modern Masters Of Horror
92.
Sour Candy - Kealan Patrick Burke
Sour Candy
Note: Modern Masters Of Horror
93.
Helltown - Jeremy Bates
Helltown
Note: Modern Masters Of Horror
94.
The Loney - Andrew Michael Hurley
The Loney
Note: Modern Masters Of Horror
95.
Doctor Sleep - Stephen King
Doctor Sleep
Note: Modern Masters Of Horror
96.
Finders Keepers: A Novel - Stephen King
Finders Keepers: A Novel
Note: Modern Masters Of Horror
97.
Ghost Road Blues (A Pine Deep Novel) - Jonathan Maberry
Ghost Road Blues (A Pine Deep Novel)
Note: Modern Masters Of Horror
98.
Voices of the Damned - Barbie Wilde
Voices of the Damned
Note: Modern Masters Of Horror
99.
White Knuckle - Eric Red
White Knuckle
Note: Modern Masters Of Horror
100.
Bird Box - Josh Malerman
Bird Box
Note: Modern Masters Of Horror
101.
One Was Lost - Natalie D. Richards
One Was Lost
Note: Modern Masters Of Horror
102.
Meat - Bones Monroe Meat - Bones Monroe
Meat
Note: Modern Masters Of Horror
103.
House of Furies - Madeleine Roux
House of Furies
Note: Modern Masters Of Horror
104.
House of Ash - Hope Cook
House of Ash
Note: Modern Masters Of Horror
105.
The Shining Girls - Lauren Beukes
The Shining Girls
Note: Modern Masters Of Horror
106.
20th Century Ghosts - Joe Hill, Christopher Golden
20th Century Ghosts
Note: Modern Masters Of Horror
107.
White Lies - Jeremy Bates
White Lies
Note: Modern Masters Of Horror
108.
The Outsider - Stephen King
The Outsider
Note: Modern Masters Of Horror
109.
Sleeping Beauties: A Novel - Stephen King, Owen King
Sleeping Beauties: A Novel
Note: Modern Masters Of Horror
110.
Rattus New Yorkus - Hunter Shea
Rattus New Yorkus
Note: Modern Masters of Horror
111.
Sparrow Hill Road - Seanan McGuire
Sparrow Hill Road
Note: American Horror Story
112.
The Sentinel - Jeffrey Konvitz
The Sentinel
Note: American Horror Story
113.
Lovecraft Country: A Novel - Matt Ruff
Lovecraft Country: A Novel
Note: American Horror Story
Genre: Horror
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Comments

Comments:
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Both for this list and for "Classic Horror" (if you're not already planning to add them there anyway): Robert Louis Stevenson: "The Bottle Imp" (ISBN 10: 1600964168; ISBN 13: 9781600964169) and "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" (ISBN 10: 1600964168; ISBN 13: 9781600964169); as well as W.W. Jacobs: "The Monkey's Paw" (ISBN 10: 1583419195; ISBN 13: 9781583419199) and Alan Moore: "From Hell" (ISBN 10: 1583419195; ISBN 13: 9781583419199).

For this list only, also pretty much any- and everything by Peter Straub.
Murder by Death
Oh holy crap - I added the books and then almost deleted the whole list thinking it was the "Save" button. Thank god for "are you sure" dialog boxes...
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Help ...!!

Note: Plenty of books on this list would also work for "Dark and Stormy Night, of course -- e.g. "The Exorcist," "Rosemary's Baby," "The Shining," "The Monkey's Paw," "From Hell" and the Straub books.

ETA: Shouldn't something by R.L. Stine be on this list, too? (Again, would almost certainly also work for "Dark and Stormy Night").
Murder by Death
Yes, Stine should definitely be on this list, but he's written SO MANY BOOKS and I've only read one and I can't remember which one it was. So I didn't know which ones to add. I guess I'll just randomly choose a couple and mention that everything he writes is pretty much horror of some sort.
Murder by Death
Also updated the notes, thanks. (I've never read any of these - because I'm a wuss. ;-) )
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Well, there's a reason why my suggestions tend towards shorter works (and mostly by classic writers), too ... :D
Tannat
Libromancer said I could count Peter Watts as horror, so I'm planning to read Starfish (9780765315960) for the flashlight square. I'd recommend Blindsight (9780765319647) which I have read (unlike Starfish) if someone's looking for more science fiction-y horror. Blindsight probably fits the horror square better than Starfish but I haven't read the latter yet so I don't know for sure.
Murder by Death
Added.
Books, hockey, and a bucketful of snark
For someone who says she doesn't read horror, I seem to have read an awful lot of these. I think that's because I was a lot less of a wuss back in the 70s and 80s.
Murder by Death
lol, at least you started out less-wussy; I've been a wuss ever and always! I haven't read any of these books and a few of them scare the crap out of me just by reputation. ;P
Murder by Death
Got it! :)
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Matt Ruff - Lovecraft Country (9780062292070)
Lisa Goldstein - The Alchemist's Door (9780765301512)
Frederick Marryat - The Phantom Ship (9781845882068)
Murder by Death
Added! :)
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Books from Halloween Bingo 2018 participant reading plan lists posted to date:

GENRE HORROR:
Fellside by M.R. Carey (9780356503608)
Rage by Richard Bachman (9782290306703)
Hark! The Herald Angels Scream - edited by Christopher Golden (9780525433163)
Rim of Morning: Two Tales of Cosmic Horror by William Sloane (9781590179062)
Over Your Dead Body by Dan Wells (9780765380692)

MODERN MASTERS OF HORROR:
The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes (9780007464586)
20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill (9780575083080)
White Lies by Jeremy Bates (9781988091136)
The Outsider by Stephen King (9781501180989)
Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King (9781473665194)
Murder by Death
Added and clustered with their appropriate sub-category (so, genre: horror are at the top).
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Woohoo -- thank you!

And btw, the three at the bottom are all "Genre: Horror" -- Ruff's "Lovecraft Country" is "American Horror Story" in addition.
Murder by Death
Noted.
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
More books from the participants' reading plan lists -- including unassigned / "free square" / "wild card" books that would fit this category:

GENRE: HORROR:
The Child Thief by Brom (9780061671340)
Toplin by Michael McDowell (9781943910182)
Elizabeth by Ken Greenhall (9781943910670)

MODERN MASTERS OF HORROR:
Rattus New Yorkus by Hunter Shea (ASIN: B078LPXDK1)
Murder by Death
Added.
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Thank you!
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
More from the participants' "reading plans" posts:

GENRE HORROR:
Catskinner’s Book by Misha Burnett (9781479179732)
Rust: Season One by Christopher Ruz (ASIN: B00E9WJ71S)
Gristle & Bone by Duncan Ralston (9781499776768)
North American Lake Monsters by Nathan Ballingrud (9781618730602)
Murder by Death
added
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Thanks!
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Next batch from the participants' "reading plans" posts:

GENRE HORROR:
The Siren and the Specter by Jonathan Janz (9781787580053)
What Haunts Me by Margaret Millmore (9781522947455)
Dreadful Skin by Cherie Priest (9781596061910)

MODERN MASTERS OF HORROR:
We Sold Our Souls by Grady Hendrix (9781683690863)
Dead Spots by Rhiannon Frater (9780765337153)

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