What do the genres Romance and Horror have in common?
They bring the feels.
Learn more about Horror as a genre, and get LOTS of recommendations based on different appeal factors and interests. Huge thanks to Becky Spratford and Kelly Peter for being our spoopy gurus!
Books discussed in this episode, plus a few more:
- The Grip of It by Jac Jemc
- White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi
- Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay
- Ghost Summer by Tananarive Due
Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk (YOU MIGHT BARF)
- The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco
- The Hatching series by Ezekiel Boone
- Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant
- Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage
- A Noise Downstairs by Linwood Barclay
- The Hunger by Alma Katsu
- Hag by Kathleen Kaufman
- Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero
- You by Caroline Kepnes
- Social Creature by Tara Isabella Burton
- The River at Night by Erica Ferencik
- The Gathering/Shadow House by Dan Poblocki
- Awakened by James Murray
- The Man from the Train by Bill James and Rachel McCarthy James
- Hark! The Herald Angels Scream ed. by Christopher Golden
- In the House in the Dark of the Woods by Laird Hunt
- Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman
- The Outsider by Stephen King
- Strange Ink by Gary Kemble
- The Chrysalis by Brendan Deneen
- Sons of Cain by Peter Vronsky
- The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
- Heart-shaped Box by Joe Hill
- World War Z by Max Brooks
- Let the Right One In by John Lindqvist
- The Ruins by Scott Smith
- My Soul to Keep by Tananarive Due
- Ghost Road Blues by Jonathan Maberry
- Horns by Joe Hill
- A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore
Want to focus specifically on award winners? Book Bub has a list of 11 to browse through
Got a book club that wants to try out some horror novels and discuss them with one another? (What a niche question!) We have a Book Club in a Bag Kit that is full of horror books! Several of the books we discussed are included in this set, along with some other classics/faves.
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