Top Ten Tuesday: Popular Horror Books in the GKHS Library Over the Past Ten Years
1. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare...book one of the Mortal Instruments series tops the list.
2. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater...another first book in a series, this was wildly popular for a few years.
3. Lord Loss by Darren Shan...book one in the Demonata series is in a distant third. This series has faded in popularity in the past few years.
3. Monstrumologist by Richard Yancey...first book in the series, a book which is truly frightening. The second and third books didn't get as much love in my library as this first book.
4. Carrie by Stephen King...If I added up all horror books by author, Stephen King would win hands down.
5. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan...book one in the series. This book has also faded in popularity but still gets a bit of attention.
7. The Complete Tales of Edgar Allan Poe...this guy has had a corner of the horror market for over 100 years and kids still want to read his stories today!
8. Cujo by Stephen King...the cover alone is frightening. How can anyone read these books?
9. Vampire Kisses by Ellen Schreiber...first book in a surprisingly popular nine-book series. All the books are short and kids race through the series.
10. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman...I love this author and I can actually read his horror, whereas other authors (King) scare me too much.