Reading Challenge: Book Riot’s 100 Must-Read Books about Monsters

Books about Monsters

One of my 2017 Reading Goals was to have read 20 books on Bookriot’s 100 Must-Read Books about Monsters list by the end of the year. I’ve read a few of the books on this list, but a lot more look interesting. It’ll take me a while to get through the whole list, but I hope to get a good start on it this year. I will update this list as I finish reading books.

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Aliens
✓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

Biological Horrors
✓6. Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer
✓7. Breeding Ground by Sarah Pinborough
✓8. The Caretaker of Lorne Field by Dave Zeltserman
✓9. Clickers by J.F. Gonzalez
✓10. The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone
✓11. Jaws by Peter Benchley
✓12. The Loch by Steve Alten
✓13. Monster by Frank Peretti
✓14. The Montauk Monster by Hunter Shea
✓15. Parasite by Mira Grant
✓16. The Ruins by Scott Smith
✓17. Seeders by A.J. Colucci
✓18. Slither by Edward Lee
✓19. The Troop by Nick Cutter

Demons
20. Come Closer by Sara Gran
21. Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen
✓22. The Gates by John Connolly
23. Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge by Paul Krueger
24. Mister B. Gone by Clive Barker
25. My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix
26. Netherworld by Lisa Morton

Humans
27. Battle Royale by Koushun Takami
28. The Collector by John Fowles
29. Off Season by Jack Ketchum
✓30. Out by Natsuo Kirino
31. Perfect Days by Raphael Montes
32. Succulent Prey by Wrath James White
33. Survivor by J.F. Gonzalez
34. We Are Monsters by Brian Kirk

Vampires
35. Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
✓36. Dark Corner by Brandon Massey
✓37. Fledgling by Octavia Butler
✓38. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
39. Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist
40. My Soul to Keep by Tananarive Due
41. The Night Wanderer by Drew Taylor Hayden
42. The Quick by Lauren Owen
✓43. The Passage by Justin Cronin
44. The Strain by Guillermo del Toro

Werewolves
✓45. Breed by Chase Novak
✓46. The Devourers by Indra Das
47. The Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan
48. Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones
✓49. Red Moon by Benjamin Percy
✓50. Sharp Teeth by Toby Barlow
51. Wilding by Melanie Tem
52. The Wolf Gift by Anne Rice

Witches
53. A Choir of Ill Children by Tom Piccirilli
54. The Circle by Bentley Little
55. The Dead Path by Stephen M. Irwin
56. Gideon by Alex Gordon
57. Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt
✓58. Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova
59. Nazareth Hill by Ramsey Campbell
✓60. Wytches Vol. 1 by Scott Snyder

Zombies
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

Various, Miscellaneous, and Sundry
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.

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