Horror novels can be some of the books you read in your lifetimes. But with so many books to choose from, finding the right ones can be difficult. That is why we have created a list of then 10 must read horror books of all time. Keep reading to see what books made the list!
With so many good horror novels out there, choosing only ten was difficult. But this list’s focus is not to ignore all the other books but which ones to read first. After reading these novels, you will come to enjoy the horror genre and what is has to offer. You can see the full list below!
The 10 Must Read Horror Books of All Time
- The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
- Dracula by Bram Stoker
- The Shining by Stephen King
- Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
- It by Stephen King
- The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
- Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
- Ghost Story by Peter Straub
- Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
- Ring by Koji Suzuki
Must Read Horror Books
Our list includes some classics because leaving them off would be a crime. Novels like Dracula and Frankenstein are the face of the genre. If you like horror, then those are worth reading and seeing how many novels have been inspired by them. They may be old but are still some of the best horror novels written.
Other novels that are worth checkout on the list are Ring by Koji Suzuki, and It by Stephen King and The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris. All three are well written and two of them have had mainstream success. This list could have included a bunch of novels by King and still have been a solid list.
That is all for our list of the 10 must read horror books of all time. These are just some of the many amazing horror novels to read. Let us know in the comments which books should have made our list. Happy reading!