203. Alternative LINK: Horror Writers Association~

Below is a reading list recommended by the Horror Writers Association:

# Best Ghost stories of Algernon Blackwood
# The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty
# Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
# Lost Souls by Poppy Z. Brite
# The Hungry Moon by Ramsey Campbell
# The Between by Tananarive Due
# Darklands by Dennis Etchison
# Raven by Charles L Grant
# Dead in the Water by Nancy Holder
# The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
# The Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson
# Turn of the Screw by Henry James
# The Ghost Stories of M.R. James
# Dr. Adder by K.W. Jeter
# The Metamorphosis and Other Stories by Franz Kafka
# Pet Semetary by Stephen King
# The Shining by Stephen King
# The Stand by Stephen King
# Skin by Kathe Koja
# Dark Dance by Tanith Lee
# Conjure Wife by Fritz Leiber
# Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin
# Songs of a Dead Dreamer by Thomas Ligotti
# Lovers Living, Lovers Dead by Richard Lortz
# The Dunwich Horror and Others by H.P. Lovecraft
# At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft
# The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen
# Tales of Horror and the Supernatural by Arthur Machen
# Sineater by Elizabeth Massie
# I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
# Relic by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
# Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
# Book of the Dead edited by John Skipp and Craig Spector
# Ghoul by Michael Slade
# Vampire Junction by S.P. Somtow
# The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
# Dracula by Bram Stoker
# Some of Your Blood by Theodore Sturgeon
# Phantom by Thomas Tessier
# Sacrifice by Andrew Vachss

I’ve read most of these books, but there are a few of these I have heard of and never found the time to read! I suppose that’s what happens being a reviewer — too many books — so little time (for personal reading). Book reviews come first!

Do you think this list can be improved? If so, what would you add?

For the relevant links, please look here to be taken to the HWA main site or here for the UK HWA site.

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