For the second year in a row, Library Journal asked me to write a horror genre spotlight for the second half of the year.
You can access that article as well as the handy table of titles with isbn's to make ordering easier for you to add these titles and a list of the best podcasts for horror fiction and nonfiction, here.
Just so you know, every single title in this article is appropriate for a general public library collection. This is your chance to add "reviewed" titles to your collections [if that is a requirement for your collections].
The piece also has a companion piece I recruited author and reviewer Gabino Iglesias to write, entitled "Don't Call It a Comeback!" here.
Please also click here for more about and by Iglesias here on the horror blog.
Finally, Library Journal is one of the partners in Summer Scares, an initiative I am leading for the Horror Writers Association with a wonderful committee of librarians and author Grady Hendrix. Our entire goal is to provide lists of horror titles that you can confidently suggest to all ages of horror readers, all year long. The focus is on summer because that is when we have the highest number of leisure readers looking for books. But horror is a great option all year long.
In case you have missed it, here is the Summer Scares Resource and FAQ page. It is filled with ideas for displays, reading lists, podcasts and so much more.
Today I have added a brand new guide/annotated reading list by Grady Hendrix entitled Using Horror to Hide From The Heat and an appearance by Grady Hendrix and me talking about horror and Summer Scares on the Circulating Ideas podcast, recorded live at the Penguin Random House booth during ALA Annual. Click here to access that episode [#161].
No matter how you yourself feel about horror, please remember, you need to help all of your readers at the library. I am here with all of the resources you need.