{The Best Book I Ever Read} Horror

Posted April 12, 2016 by Liza in Uncategorized / 15 Comments

The Best Book I ever Read

Hi there gorgeous people! Welcome to this year’s The Best Book I Ever Read, I can’t believe that this is the third year.

This feature was inspired by Food Network’s “The Best Thing I Ever Ate” where chefs and restaurant owners explain the best they’ve ever ate from a certain type of food. Each week we will feature a group of bloggers and other book lovers that will give you their choice of the Best Book they’ve ever read in a certain category. I hope you get a lot of recommendations and that you comment with your own recommendations  🙂

Today’s category is Horror! 


Sorry that I don’t have a lot of recommendations for you this week, but horror is not a genre that everyone reads… Including me.  I scared very easily and I never watch horror movies, but these are two books that surprised me in how good they both are. The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey is about a doctor in aberrant biology (aka monsters) and his helper, an orphan that has a love-hate relationship with him.  Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry is a zombie dystopian with trully scary things going on.

Melanie @ Rabid Reads and Hot Listens


NOS4A2 by Joe Hill

I’ve been out of horror for a while, but picked it back up last year, so I don’t have a huge pool to pull from. This was a great book though. Hill really pulls you into his story. His story was not gruesome, but it was scary. You can see his father, Stephen King, in the writing, but he is his own writer.

Eva @ All Books Considered


Swerve by Vicki Pettersson

The descriptions, the pushing story, the thrill of not knowing what will happen next and being terrified to find out — I was amazed by all of this when reading this book.  There were portions that I could. not. put. down.

Do you read horror?  YA or adult?  How do you like it? Or not? Do you have any recommendations?



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15 responses to “{The Best Book I Ever Read} Horror

  1. Becca

    What a fun idea! I used to read a lot of Horror in my teens because my Dad was a HUGE Stephen King fan and I would steal all of this books LOL 😀 I have had Rot & Ruin on my TBR forever!!

  2. I do enjoy a good horror book… though I’m honestly a HUGE baby, so I’m very picky about what type of scary books I’ll read. I can’t handle torture or anything bad toward children or animals… but just creeping me out a bit and having me glance over my shoulder, that I can handle, and I actually really enjoy! 🙂

  3. Nathan

    I don’t read much horror. Though I read books with elements of it. I am tempted to read “Shock of Night”, and now that I have a e-reader, I think I will this year. It is YA for the record. There is one horror book “After Eden” which has a MC with epilepsy which maybe I might try out someday, but pure horror is not my normal read. I am a little afraid too read it.

  4. I’ll have to check these out! I don’t read much horror, but I really want to. I loved The Girl With All the Gifts last year (I’d highly recommend it if you don’t want a horror that’s waay too scary!), so this year I’m trying to branch out a bit and read more. I’m even doing the horror reading challenge, so I’ll have to read some of these. Thanks for the recs! 😀

    Denise | The Bibliolater

    • Liza

      I will check The Girl for sure and add it to my TRB list. A horror reading challenge? Now, that will really be a challenge for me!

  5. I’m going to have to check out these other horror books. I really enjoy horror, but haven’t read nearly enough of it. I have read a new YA horror story that is the first of a series, Nightstruck by Jenna Black. You can find my review of it at Rabid Reads. I read it after I turned this list in or I would’ve included it as a YA horror selection.

    Melanie Simmons @mlsimmons recently posted: The Undoing Audiobook by Shelly Laurenston (review)

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