Monday, October 24, 2011

What's your favorite scary story?

It's October -- traditionally one of the best times for reading horror fiction. We've just updated the libraries' If You Like...Stephen King booklist on the BookGuide site. That got us to librarians we frequently get to share reviews of some of our favorite horror novels or short story collections.

We want to know -- What are some of YOUR favorite horror novels, ghost stories, or paranormal tales? And why?!

Reply back to this post and if we can get at least 20 suggestions (contemporary or classic), we'll create a BookGuide Booklist with your favorite scary reads!


Anonymous said...

I'm less impressed with the contemporary horror writers than I am many of the writers known for that genre in the 1960s and 1970s. I particularly liked the works of Richard Matheson, Robert Bloch, Ambrose Bierce, Jerome Bixby and Charles Beaumont. Many of these authors' works ended up as episodes on the original Twilight Zone. And, nothing can compare with Shirley Jackson's short story "The Lottery" or novel "The Haunting of Hill House". I'm curious to see what others suggest!

Terri said...

Hound of the Baskervilles is one of my favorites.