Reading Lists

The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones
Someone to Watch Over Me by Ace Atkins
The Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King
Where I Come From: Stories of the Deep South by Rick Bragg
Later by Stephen King
The Despicable Fantasies of Quentin Sergenov by Preston Fassel
The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger by Stephen King
Whisper Down the Lane by Clay McLeod Chapman
Killer, Come Back to Me! by Ray Bradbury
Hide the Children by Victor Miller
The Walking Son by Eddie Generous
The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three by Stephen King
Collectibles edited by Lawrence Block
The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
Darker Than Amber by John D. MacDonald
Nothing But Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw

Megalodon in Paradise by Hunter Shea
The River by Peter Heller
The Ranger by Ace Atkins
The Lost Ones by Ace Atkins
Jane Goes North by Joe R. Lansdale
Blackwood by Michael Farris Smith
Bent Heavens by Daniel Kraus
The Broken Places by Ace Atkins
The Chill by Scott Carson
Beasts of 42nd Street by Preston Fassel
The Darkling Halls of Ivy edited by Lawrence Block
If It Bleeds by Stephen King
The Forsaken by Ace Atkins
The Redeemers by Ace Atkins
The Innocents by Ace Atkins
The Fallen by Ace Atkins
The Sinners by Ace Atkins
A Little Amber Book of Wicked Shots by Robert McCammon
Night of the Mannequins by Stephen Graham Jones
The Shameless by Ace Atkins
The Living Dead by George A. Romero and Daniel Kraus
The Revelators by Ace Atkins
In the Shadows of Men by Robert Jackson Bennett
Of Mice and Minestrone by Joe R. Lansdale
More Better Deals by Joe R. Lansdale
Clown in a Cornfield by Adam Cesare
When These Mountains Burn by David Joy
The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury
Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge
Blacktop Wasteland by S. A. Cosby
The Fighter by Michael Farris Smith

The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger by Stephen King
The Big Crush by David J. Schow
The Devil Aspect by Craig Russell
S Is For Space by Ray Bradbury
The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three by Stephen King
The Golden Apples of the Sun by Ray Bradbury
The Elephant of Surprise by Joe R. Lansdale
At Home in the Dark edited by Lawrence Block
We Live Inside Your Eyes by Kealan Patrick Burke
Summer of Night by Dan Simmons
The Buzzard Zone by Ronald Kelly
In the Shadow of the Spindrift House by Mira Grant
The Shameless by Ace Atkins
Shark Island by Chris Jameson
The Saturday Night Ghost Club by Craig Davidson
Shall We Gather at the River edited by David Joy & Eric Rickstad
Devil Sharks by Chris Jameson
Shark Beach by Chris Jameson
The Institute by Stephen King
Blood Sugar by Daniel Kraus
A Lush and Seething Hell by John Hornor Jacobs
Island Red by Matt Serafini
Angel Eyes by Ace Atkins
The Sky Done Ripped by Joe R. Lansdale
Sharkwater Beach by Tim Meyer

Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King & Owen King
Apart in the Dark by Ania Ahlborn
Hellraiser: The Toll by Mark Alan Miller
Widow’s Point by Richard Chizmar & Billy Chizmar
The Listener by Robert McCammon
The Heavenly Table by Donald Ray Pollack
Tales from Greystone Bay by Robert McCammon
He’ll Come Knocking at Your Door by Robert McCammon
Slobberknocker by Jim Ross with Paul O’Brien
Unbury Carol by Josh Malerman
Big Bad Love by Larry Brown
Jackrabbit Smile by Joe R. Lansdale
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Blood Standard by Laird Barron
Old Black Magic by Ace Atkins
Stirring the Sheets by Chad Lutzke
A House at the Bottom of a Lake by Josh Malerman
The Outsider by Stephen King
Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
Blanky by Kealan Patrick Burke
Miracles Ain’t What They Used to Be…by Joe R. Lansdale
The Far Empty by J. Todd Scott
The Sinners by Ace Atkins
It’s Alive! by Richard Woodley
Severance by Ling Ma
We Sold Our Souls by Grady Hendrix
Our Lady of the Inferno by Preston Fassel
Driving to Geronimo and Other Stories by Joe R. Lansdale
The Line That Held Us by David Joy
Duma Key by Stephen King
Elevation by Stephen King
The Best Bad Things by Katrina Carrasco
East of Nowhere by Sandy Harris
Coyote Songs by Gabino Iglesias
The Thicket by Joe R. Lansdale
Flight or Fright edited by Stephen King and Bev Vincent
Kingdom of Needle and Bone by Mira Grant

Little Heaven by Nick Cutter
Coco Butternut by Joe R. Lansdale
The Devil Crept In by Ania Ahlborn
Universal Harvester by John Darnielle
Hoodoo Harry by Joe R. Lansdale
Infernal Parade by Clive Barker
The Highway Kind edited by Patrick Millikin
The Weight of this World by David Joy
Hap and Leonard: Blood and Lemonade by Joe R. Lansdale
Gwendy’s Button Box by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar
Moonglow by Michael Chabon
Little White Lies by Ace Atkins
Darkness Whispers by Richard Chizmar & Brian James Freeman
Ghost Story by Peter Straub
Final Girls by Mira Grant
Mormama by Kit Reed
Black Mad Wheel by Josh Malerman
The Process (is a Process All its Own) by Peter Straub
The Fallen by Ace Atkins
Cold Cotton by Joe R. Lansdale
Rusty Puppy by Joe R. Lansdale
Hellboy: An Assortment of Horrors edited by Christopher Golden
Strange Weather by Joe Hill
Goblin by Josh Malerman
Bubba and the Cosmic Blood-Suckers by Joe R. Lansdale

The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King
Little Sister Death by William Gay
After the People Lights Have Gone Off by Stephen Graham Jones
Obsidian Heart Book II: The Society of Blood by Mark Morris
Hell’s Bounty by Joe R. Lansdale and John L. Lansdale
This Year’s Class Picture by Dan Simmons
Hap and Leonard by Joe R. Lansdale
Backshot by Tom Piccirilli
Wrapped in Skin by Mark Morris
Children of the Dark by Jonathan Janz
Black Gum by J. David Osborne
Honky Tonk Samurai by Joe R. Lansdale
The Blood Strand by Chris Ould
Kill Switch by Jonathan Maberry
Slow Burn by Ace Atkins
Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones
Freedom of the Mask by Robert McCammon
Disappearance at Devil’s Rock by Paul Tremblay
End of Watch by Stephen King
Puppet Skin by Danger Slater
The Fireman by Joe Hill
Zombie Gold by John L. Lansdale
The Innocents by Ace Atkins
My Southern Journey by Rick Bragg
They Say a Girl Died Here Once by Sarah Pinborough
The Last Train from Perdition by Robert McCammon
Nightmares: A New Decade in Modern Horror edited by Ellen Datlow
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by Jack Thorne and J.K. Rowling
Slipping by Lauren Beukes
Dead on the Bones: Pulp on Fire by Joe R. Lansdale

The Lost Level by Brian Keene
October Dreams II edited by Richard Chizmar and Robert Morrish
Tortured Souls: The Legend of Primordium by Clive Barker
Jacaranda by Cherie Priest
The Glittering World by Robert Levy
Where All Light Tends to Go by David Joy
Dark Screams Volume Two edited by Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar
The Scarlet Gospels by Clive Barker
Sing Me Your Scars by Damien Angelica Walters
The Silence by Tim Lebbon
The Shining by Stephen King
Nothing Lasting by Glen R. Krisch
The Acolyte by Nick Cutter
Kickback by Ace Atkins
Rumrunners by Eric Beetner
Paddle Your Own Canoe by Nick Offerman
The Border by Robert McCammon
Mercy House by Adam Cesare
White Knuckle by Eric Red
Finders Keepers by Stephen King
Bull Mountain by Brian Panowich
Working for Bigfoot by Jim Butcher
The Redeemers by Ace Atkins
Midian Unmade edited by Joseph Nassise and Del Howison
Paradise Sky by Joe R. Lansdale
Thieves Fall Out by Gore Vidal
Teaching the Dog to Read by Jonathan Carroll
Blue World by Robert McCammon
The Pretty Ones by Ania Ahlborn
Gator Bait by Adam Howe
Where We Live and Die by Brian Keene
The Art of Horrible People by John Skipp
Stinger by Robert McCammon
Voices of the Damned by Barbie Wilde
Dead Ringers by Christopher Golden
Fender Lizards by Joe R. Lansdale

Undisputed by Chris Jericho
And the Night Growled Back by Aaron Dries
Pulp Fiction: The Complete Story of Quentin Tarantino’s Masterpiece by Jason Bailey
Sixty-Five Stirrup Iron Road by Brian Keene, Jack Ketchum, Edward Lee, J.F. Gonzalez, Wrath James White, Nate Southard, Shane McKenzie, Ryan Harding and Bryan Smith
The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes
The Way of All Flesh by Tim Waggoner
Horror Library Volume 5 edited by R.J. Cavender and Boyd E. Harris
Peckerwood by Jedidiah Ayres
Dust Devils by Jonathan Janz
Alien: Out of the Shadows by Tim Lebbon
The Troop by Nick Cutter
Wonderland by Ace Atkins
City of Devils by Justin Robinson
The End is Nigh edited by John Joseph Adams and Hugh Howey
Joe Ledger: Special Ops by Jonathan Maberry
Rose of Sharon and Other Stories by Gary A. Braunbeck
The First One You Expect by Adam Cesare
Black Chalk by Christopher J. Yates
The King of the Weeds by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins
The Quick
by Lauren Owen
A Place for Sinners by Aaron Dries
Cheap Shot by Ace Atkins
Borderline by Lawrence Block
Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King
The River of Souls by Robert McCammon
The Ninth Configuration by William Peter Blatty
Deep Like the River by Tim Waggoner
Piercing the Darkness edited by Craig Cook
Sunset and Sawdust by Joe R. Lansdale
Carrie by Stephen King
Down by Nate Southard
Brainquake by Samuel Fuller
Scream Along With Me edited by Alfred Hitchcock
The Forsaken by Ace Atkins
Black Hat Jack by Joe R. Lansdale
Disease by M.F. Wahl
The Halloween Children by Brian James Freeman and Norman Prentiss
Fangoria: Cover to Cover edited by Anthony Timpone
‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King
Jackpot by David Bernstein, Kristopher Rufty, Shane McKenzie and Adam Cesare
Obsidian Heart Book I: The Wolves of London by Mark Morris
Prisoner 489 by Joe R. Lansdale
Revival by Stephen King
Dark Screams Volume One edited by Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar
Exponential by Adam Cesare
The Deep by Nick Cutter

Cold City by F. Paul Wilson
Pale Preachers by Tom Piccirilli
Coldbrook by Tim Lebbon
The Walls of the Castle by Tom Piccirilli
More Than Midnight by Brian James Freeman
The Wicked by James Newman
Femme by Bill Pronzini
The Twelve by Justin Cronin
Seduction of the Innocent by Max Allan Collins
Bigfoot Crank Stomp by Erik Williams
I Travel By Night by Robert McCammon
Lullabye by Ace Atkins
NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
What Makes You Die by Tom Piccirilli
The Tent by Kealan Patrick Burke
Plow the Bones by Douglas F. Warrick
The Outlaw Album by Daniel Woodrell
The Year of the Storm by John Mantooth
Joyland by Stephen King
Lights Out by Nate Southard
The Broken Places by Ace Atkins
Desper Hollow by Elizabeth Massie
Ugly As Sin by James Newman
The Last Whisper in the Dark by Tom Piccirilli
Impossible Monsters edited by Kasey Lansdale
The Fallen Boys by Aaron Dries
The Dark Man by Stephen King and Glenn Chadbourne
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
The Revelations of Preston Black by Jason Jack Miller
The Maid’s Version by Daniel Woodrell
Summer’s End by Lisa Morton
Dead Aim by Joe R. Lansdale
The Shining by Stephen King
Running Home by Julie Hutchings
Limbus, Inc. by various
Everyman by Justin Robinson
Jack and Jill by Kealan Patrick Burke
Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
The Last Night of October by Greg Chapman
Bone Whispers by Tim Waggoner
The Dead Run by Adam Mansbach
The Bones of You by Gary McMahon
Turn Down the Lights edited by Richard Chizmar
Odds On by Michael Crichton (writing as John Lange)
The Summer Job by Adam Cesare
Hot In December by Joe R. Lansdale
The Influence by Bentley Little

Abarat Book Two: Days of Magic, Nights of War by Clive Barker
You’d Better Watch Out by Tom Piccirilli
Horror Library Vol. 4 edited by R.J. Cavender
The Crossing: A Zombie Novella by Joe McKinney
Death Match by Jason Ridler
The Doll: The Lost Short Stories by Daphne du Maurier
The Woman by Jack Ketchum and Lucky McKee
Abarat Book Three: Absolute Midnight by Clive Barker
Evel: The High-Flying Life of Evel Knievel: American Showman, Daredevil and Legend by Leigh Montville
It’s For You by Keith Minnion
The Sorrows by Jonathan Janz
Carnage Road by Gregory Lamberson
Tribesmen by Adam Cesare
Edge of Dark Water by Joe R. Lansdale
Demonic and Other Tales by Garon Cockrell
The Cabin in the Woods by Tim Lebbon
The Dark Tower: The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King
House of Quiet Madness by Mikita Brottman
Joe Golem and the Drowning City by Christopher Golden and Mike Mignola
Torn by Lee Thomas
The Devoted by Eric Shapiro
The Providence Rider by Robert McCammon
The Last Kind Words by Tom Piccirilli
The Circle by Bentley Little
Die, You Bastard, Die! by Jan Kozlowski
The Lost Ones by Ace Atkins
This Dark Earth by John Hornor Jacobs
Dueling Minds edited by Brian James Freeman
The Twenty-Year Death by Ariel S. Winter
Homestead by James A. Moore
Monster Town by Garrett Vander Leun
The Turtle Boy by Kealan Patrick Burke
Tyler’s Third Act by Mick Garris
Flatland by Edwin A. Abbott
Alone by Brian Keene
The Hides by Kealan Patrick Burke
Vessels by Kealan Patrick Burke
The Back of Beyond by Alan Peter Ryan
Scratch by Brian Keene
The Turtle Boy: Peregrine’s Tale by Kealan Patrick Burke
I’m Not Sam by Jack Ketchum and Lucky McKee
Father Gaetano’s Puppet Catechism by Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden
The Dark by Scott Bradley and Peter Giglio
Appalachian Undead edited by Eugene Johnson and Jason Sizemore
Nemesis: The Death of Timmy Quinn by Kealan Patrick Burke
The Cocktail Waitress by James M. Cain
Hellbender by Jason Jack Miller
Video Night by Adam Cesare
The Buffalo Hunter by Peter Straub
Kinsmen by Bill Pronzini
A Blind Eye to the Rearview by Eric A. Jackson
Sherlock Holmes vs. Dracula by Loren D. Estleman

Edge by Jeffery Deaver
They That Dwell in Dark Places by Daniel McGachey
The Passage by Justin Cronin
Catching Hell by Greg Gifune
Martyrs & Monsters by Robert Dunbar
Pray to Stay Dead by Mason James Cole
Patient Zero by Jonathan Maberry
Devil Red by Joe R. Lansdale
Cinco de Mayo by Michael J. Martineck
Touch by Elmore Leonard
Every Shallow Cut by Tom Piccirilli
World In Red by John Sebastian Gorumbo
Pound for Pound by F.X. Toole
Thought Forms  by Jeffrey Thomas
Baour: Strands of Death by Dirk Vandereyken
Waiting Out Winter by Kelli Owen
The Five by Robert R. McCammon
The Thief of Broken Toys by Tim Lebbon
How the West was Weird edited by Russ Anderson
The Ranger by Ace Atkins
Countdown to Lockdown: A Hardcore Journal by Mick Foley
The Wave by Susan Casey
Kin by Kealan Patrick Burke
Scavengers by Nate Southard
Amazonas by Alan Peter Ryan
Darkness on the Edge of Town edited by Harrison Howe
Island Funeral by Keith Minnion
Choke Hold by Christa Faust
Stories from the Plague Years by Michael Marano
Timber Gray by Ronald Kelly
Dead of Night by Jonathan Maberry
Shivers VI edited by Richard Chizmar
Christmas with the Dead by Joe R. Lansdale
Abarat by Clive Barker
The Horror Hall of Fame edited by Joe R. Lansdale
Jack’s Magic Beans by Brian Keene
The Hammer Vault by Marcus Hearn
11/22/63 by Stephen King

Shadow Season by Tom Piccirilli
The Hungry Season by T. Greenwood
The Most They Ever Had by Rick Bragg
Hellbound Hearts edited by Paul Kane and Marie O’Regan
Last Exit for the Lost by Tim Lebbon
Rumble Tumble by Joe R. Lansdale
Invisible Fences by Norman Prentiss
Captains Outrageous by Joe R. Lansdale
Shivers V edited by Richard Chizmar
Horns by Joe Hill
Fears edited by Charles L. Grant
Lesser Demons by Norman Partridge
Bar None by Tim Lebbon
Audrey’s Door by Sarah Langan
When the Night Comes Down edited by Bill Breedlove
The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
Where Men Win Glory by Jon Krakauer
Evolve edited by Nancy Kilpatrick
He Stepped Through by Nate Southard
The Queen of Bedlam by Robert R. McCammon
Vanilla Ride by Joe R. Lansdale
Haunted Heart: The Life and Times of Stephen King by Lisa Rogak
Hell House by Richard Matheson
The Last Deep Breath by Tom Piccirilli
Dark Faith edited by Maurice Broaddus & Jerry Gordon
The Painted Darkness by Brian James Freeman
Long Way Down by Ewan McGregor & Charley Boorman
The Turtle Boy: Peregrine’s Tale by Kealan Patrick Burke
The Cage by Brian Keene
The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster
Far Dark Fields by Gary Braunbeck
Halloween: New Poems edited by Al Sarrantonio
Johnny Halloween by Norman Partridge
Leather Maiden by Joe R. Lansdale
Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
The Fog by Dennis Etchison
Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King
Curse of the Full Moon edited by James Lowder
The Corpse King by Tim Curran
The Secret Backs of Things by Christopher Golden

Killing Castro by Robert Block
All You Despise by Tom Piccirilli
The Reach of Children by Tim Lebbon
Dark Hollow by Brian Keene
Ghost Walk by Brian Keene
Master of the Moors by Kealan Patrick Burke
The Keeper by Sarah Langan
Gunpowder by Joe Hill
Last Days by Brian Evenson
The Missing by Sarah Langan
The Coldest Mile by Tom Piccirilli
The Pilo Family Circus by Will Elliot
The Nobody by Tom Piccirilli
Midnight Grinding By Ronald Kelly
The Adventures of Mr. Maximillian Bacchus and His Traveling Circus by Clive Barker
Savage Season by Joe R. Lansdale
Mucho Mojo by Joe R. Lansdale
Castaways by Brian Keene
The Two-Bear Mambo by Joe R. Lansdale
Bad Chili by Joe R. Lansdale
Valley of the Dead by Kim Paffenroth
Diving Into Darkness by Phillip Finch
Button, Button: Uncanny Stories by Richard Matheson
Mind the Gap by Chrisopher Golden and Tim Lebbon
The Shimmer by David Morrell
Personal Demons by Gregory Lamberson
Hell Hollow by Ronald Kelly
Dark Delicacies III: Haunted edited by Jeff Gelb and Del Howison
Pet Sematary by Stephen King
Futile Efforts by Tom Piccirilli
Australian Dark Fantasy and Horror Vol. Three edited by Angela Challis
Under the Dome by Stephen King
Stop This Man! by Peter Rabe

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