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Blogtober – 100 Must Read Monster Books

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I found this list of 100 Must Read Books About Monsters  from Book Riot in 2016 and thought it would be fun to see how many I’ve read. The list is made up of more lesser known books which I love. I know some of these are already on my tbr but I’m pretty sure after this they all will be. I have read a total of 5/100. I’m not surprised at all since I mostly read fantasy.


1. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

2. Dreamcatcher by Stephen King

3. In the After by Demitria Lunetta

4. The Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu

5. Who Goes There? by John W. Campbell

6Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer

7Breeding Ground by Sarah Pinborough

8The Caretaker of Lorne Field by Dave Zeltserman

9Clickers by J.F. Gonzalez

10The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone

11. Jaws by Peter Benchley

12The Loch by Steve Alten

13Monster by Frank Peretti

14The Montauk Monster by Hunter Shea

15Parasite by Mira Grant

16The Ruins by Scott Smith

17Seeders by A.J. Colucci

18Slither by Edward Lee

19The Troop by Nick Cutter

20Come Closer by Sara Gran

21Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen

22The Gates by John Connolly

23Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge by Paul Krueger

24Mr. B. Gone by Clive Barker

25My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix

26Netherworld by Lisa Morton

27Battle Royale by Koushun Takami

28The Collector by John Fowles

29Off Season by Jack Ketchum

30. Out by Natsuo Kirino

31Perfect Days by Raphael Montes

32Succulent Prey by Wrath James White

33Survivor by J.F. Gonzalez

34We Are Monsters by Brian Kirk

35Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia 

36Dark Corner by Brandon Massey

37Fledgling by Octavia Butler

38The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

39Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist

40. My Soul to Keep by Tananarive Due

41. The Night Wanderer by Drew Taylor Hayden

42The Quick by Lauren Owen

43. The Passage by Justin Cronin

44The Strain by Guillermo del Toro

45Breed by Chase Novak

46The Devourers by Indra Das

47The Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan

48. Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones

49Red Moon by Benjamin Percy

50Sharp Teeth by Toby Barlow

51Wilding by Melanie Tem

52The Wolf Gift by Anne Rice

53. A Choir of Ill Children by Tom Piccirilli

54. The Circle by Bentley Little

55The Dead Path by Stephen M. Irwin

56Gideon by Alex Gordon

57Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt

58Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova

59Nazareth Hill by Ramsey Campbell

60Wytches Vol. 1 by Scott Snyder

61. Dead of Night by Jonathan Maberry

62. Feed by Mira Grant

63. The First Days by Rhiannon Frater

64. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan.

65. Jesus Freaks by Andre Duza

66. The Missing by Sarah Langan

67. The Rising by Brian Keene

68. World War Z by Max Brooks

69. Zone One by Colson Whitehead

70. Alice by Christina Henry

71. Bird Box by Josh Malerman

72. Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves

73. Bonechiller by Graham McNamee

74. Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes

75. Clay by David Almond

76. Dead Bitch Army by Andre Duza

77. The Devil in Silver by Victor Lavalle

78. Dweller by Jeff Strand

79. Gil’s All Fright Diner by A. Lee Martinez

80. The Grin of the Dark by Ramsey Campbell

81. The Hollower by Mary SanGiovanni

82. John Dies at the End by David Wong

83. Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

84. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

85.  Monstress by Marjorie Liu

86. The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey

87. North American Lake Monsters by Nathan Ballingrud

88. NOS4A2 by Joe Hill

89. Paper Girls, Vol. 1 by Bryan K. Vaughn

90. Relic by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

91. The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff

92. The Revenant Road by Michael Boatman

93. The Ritual by Adam Nevill

94. Roosevelt’s Beast by Louis Bayard

95. The Shapeshifters by Stefan Spjut

96. She Walks in Shadows by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (ed.)

97. Summer of Night by Dan Simmons

98. The Terror by Dan Simmons

99. Threshold by Caitlin Kiernan

100. Unnatural Creatures by Neil Gaiman et al.


How many of them have you read? Where should I start?

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