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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Locus Magazine Recommended Reads 2016- Horror

Earlier today over on RA for All, I had this post about how much I both love and actually use the annual Local Recommended Reading List to help patrons. But here on the horror blog, I wanted to make sure I posted the Horror novel category here for you in its entirety because making it as easy as possible for you to you help horror readers is what I am here to do:

The entire Recommended Reading List is here. Please make sure you look at it. There is a lot of horror included in the other categories too. Also click through to the longer RA for All post about how to pull up and use previous years’ lists.

But at the very least, make sure you own these current 12 books. You should have most of them, but for what you are missing, go place your orders now.


  1. Hi Becky,
    I would like to add ALA's The Reading List 2017 Horror recommendations:
    “Hex” by Thomas Olde Heuvelt. Tor, a Tom Doherty Associates book.
    Though she can appear during your intimate moments, her mouth and eyes stitched closed, townsfolk have an uneasy alliance with the witch. But when a group of tech savvy teenagers grow tired of being bound to the witch and the town, they discover her awful vengeance is limitless in this epic horror that turns the terror dial to 11 and keeps right on going.

    Short List
    “The Family Plot” by Cherie Priest. Tor, a Tom Doherty Associates book.
    “The Fireman: A Novel” by Joe Hill. William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.
    “My Best Friend’s Exorcism: A Novel” by Grady Hendrix. Quirk Books.
    “Suicide Motor Club” by Christopher Buehlman. Berkley, an imprint of Random House.

  2. Thanks Janet. I did post the Reading List on the other blog and did a shout out on Twitter to you guys picking Hex. I loved that book and included it in my October 2016 LJ column.