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The 40 Most Popular Horror Novels of the Last 5 Years

"It's October, which means it's the perfect time to scare yourself with a truly unsettling book. But if you're a casual reader of dread and terror, you may have missed some of the most popular recent novels of the genreā€”the ones that will keep you awake, and we mean wide awake, all night.
Fear not! We unearthed your fellow readers' 40 most popular horror novels of the last five years to help you devise your perfect Halloween reading list. Sure, there are plenty of choices for Stephen King fans, and fans of books written by people related to Stephen King. You'll also find plenty of other ghosts, creatures, vampires, witches, Gothic creepiness, haunted places, and eeriness to scratch, tear, or bite any sort of horror itch."
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The Outsider (Stephen King)
The Outsider (Stephen King)
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The Institute (Stephen King)
The Institute (Stephen King)
3
The Butterfly Garden (Dot Hutchison)
The Butterfly Garden (Dot Hutchison)
4
Sleeping Beauties (Stephen King & Owen King)
Sleeping Beauties (Stephen King & Owen King)
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5
Mexican Gothic (Silvia Moreno-Garcia)
Mexican Gothic (Silvia Moreno-Garcia)
6
The Fireman (Joe Hill)
The Fireman (Joe Hill)
7
A Head Full of Ghosts (Paul Tremblay)
A Head Full of Ghosts (Paul Tremblay)
8
The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires (Grady Hendrix)
The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires (Grady Hendrix)
9
Imaginary Friend (Stephen Chbosky)
Imaginary Friend (Stephen Chbosky)
10
Slade House (David Mitchell)
Slade House (David Mitchell)
11
Alice (Christina Henry)
Alice (Christina Henry)
12
If It Bleeds (Stephen King)
If It Bleeds (Stephen King)
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13
The Cabin at the End of the World (Paul Tremblay)
The Cabin at the End of the World (Paul Tremblay)
14
Baby Teeth (Zoje Stage)
Baby Teeth (Zoje Stage)
15
Home Before Dark (Riley Sager)
Home Before Dark (Riley Sager)
16
Bunny (Mona Awad)
Bunny (Mona Awad)
17
The Shadows (Alex North)
The Shadows (Alex North)
18
My Best Friend's Exorcism (Grady Hendrix)
My Best Friend's Exorcism (Grady Hendrix)
19
Meddling Kids (Edgar Cantero)
Meddling Kids (Edgar Cantero)
20
The Invited (Jennifer McMahon)
The Invited (Jennifer McMahon)
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21
The Year of the Witching (Alexis Henderson)
The Year of the Witching (Alexis Henderson)
22
Lovecraft Country (Matt Ruff)
Lovecraft Country (Matt Ruff)
23
The Changeling (Victor Lavalle)
The Changeling (Victor Lavalle)
24
Strange Weather (Joe Hill)
Strange Weather (Joe Hill)
25
The Silent Companions (Laura Purcell)
The Silent Companions (Laura Purcell)
26
The Hunger (Alma Katsu)
The Hunger (Alma Katsu)
27
The Night Sister (Jennifer McMahon)
The Night Sister (Jennifer McMahon)
28
Into the Drowning Deep (Mira Grant)
Into the Drowning Deep (Mira Grant)
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29
Devoted (Dean Koontz)
Devoted (Dean Koontz)
30
The Only Good Indians (Stephen Graham Jones)
The Only Good Indians (Stephen Graham Jones)
31
The Ballad of Black Tom (Victor Lavalle)
The Ballad of Black Tom (Victor Lavalle)
32
The Need (Helen Phillips)
The Need (Helen Phillips)
33
Devolution (Max Brooks)
Devolution (Max Brooks)
34
Dracul (Dacre Stoker)
Dracul (Dacre Stoker)
35
Full Throttle (Joe Hill)
Full Throttle (Joe Hill)
36
Fellside (M. R. Carey)
Fellside (M. R. Carey)
37
Craven Manor (Darcy Coates)
Craven Manor (Darcy Coates)
38
Things We Lost in the Fire (Mariana Enriquez)
Things We Lost in the Fire (Mariana Enriquez)
39
The Deep (Alma Katsu)
The Deep (Alma Katsu)
40
The Haunting of Ashburn House (Darcy Coates)
The Haunting of Ashburn House (Darcy Coates)
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