"Lucky us: We're in the midst of a bona fide horror renaissance. The genre has a way of graphically addressing our most deeply held anxieties, and the last five years have been, well, anxiety-inducing enough to make readers find solace in the terrifying.
Here are the biggest horror heavy hitters of the last five years, sorted by year and ranked by popularity among Goodreads members and average star ratings (nothing below a 3-star average made the cut).
Since 2016, readers have been consuming antiracist Lovecraft retellings, claustrophobic cave horror, dark Scooby-Doo riffs, and everything in between. And since this year isn't over yet, this year's selections are based on the top-rated books so far in 2021."