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Most Popular Horror Novels on Goodreads

From literal monsters to purely psychological terrors, these are tales of madness and pandemonium, retribution and absolution. Long heralded as the "Master of Horror," Stephen King reigns supreme, with five books on our list, but his son Joe Hill is not far behind, nabbing four spots. And along with classics from Mary Shelley and Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Kirkman's end-of-the-world comic, The Walking Dead, made the cut as well as an award-winning children's ghost story, The Graveyard Book, from Neil Gaiman.
And now we present the top horror books on Goodreads in alphabetical order. Proceed at your own riskā€”and then tell us how many you've read in the comments
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Alice (Christina Henry)
Alice (Christina Henry)
2
American Psycho (Bret Easton Ellis)
American Psycho (Bret Easton Ellis)
3
The Amityville Horror
The Amityville Horror
4
Anna Dressed in Blood
Anna Dressed in Blood
5
The Ballad of Black Tom (Victor Lavalle)
The Ballad of Black Tom (Victor Lavalle)
6
Bird Box (Josh Malerman)
Bird Box (Josh Malerman)
7
Black Hole (Charles Burns)
Black Hole (Charles Burns)
8
The Butterfly Garden (Dot Hutchinson)
The Butterfly Garden (Dot Hutchinson)
9
The Call of Cthulhu
The Call of Cthulhu
10
Carmilla
Carmilla
11
Carrie
Carrie
12
The Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allen Poe
The Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allen Poe
13
Coraline
Coraline
14
Dracula
Dracula
15
The Exorcist
The Exorcist
16
Feed
Feed
17
Flowers in the Attic
Flowers in the Attic
18
Frankenstein
Frankenstein
19
The Girl From the Well (Rin)
The Girl From the Well (Rin)
20
The Girl With All the Gifts (M R Carey)
The Girl With All the Gifts (M R Carey)
21
The Graveyard Book
The Graveyard Book
22
The Haunting of Hill House (Shirley Jackson)
The Haunting of Hill House (Shirley Jackson)
23
A Head Full of Ghosts (Paul Tremblay)
A Head Full of Ghosts (Paul Tremblay)
24
Heart-Shaped Box
Heart-Shaped Box
25
Hell House
Hell House
26
The Hellbound Heart (Clive Barker)
The Hellbound Heart (Clive Barker)
27
The Historian
The Historian
28
Horns
Horns
29
House of Leaves (Mark Z. Danielewski)
House of Leaves (Mark Z. Danielewski)
30
I Am Legend
I Am Legend
31
Interview With a Vampire
Interview With a Vampire
32
It (Stephen King)
It (Stephen King)
33
Jaws
Jaws
34
The Last American Vampire (Seth Grahame-Smith)
The Last American Vampire (Seth Grahame-Smith)
35
Let the Right One in (John Ajvide Lindqvist)
Let the Right One in (John Ajvide Lindqvist)
36
Locke and Key
Locke and Key
37
Lovecraft Country (Matt Ruff)
Lovecraft Country (Matt Ruff)
38
Misery
Misery
39
NOS4A2
NOS4A2
40
The October Country (Ray Bradbury)
The October Country (Ray Bradbury)
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