Riffle Editor's Choice: Essential Horror Books for June 2017


I've just finished the book lists for the 2016 Bram Stoker Awards and the 2016 Shirley Jackson Awards, you can check out winners and nominees in both lists.

I've also finished the Essential Horror Books list for May and now I'm working on June's. I kept to or exceeded my schedule for the week and I'm feeling pretty good about things.

Now I need read more horror books. And horror comic books, too.

If you find a book that interests you in any Riffle list, click on the cover and you'll be taken to the book's page where you can find out more information about the title and get links to places where you can buy them.

Of course, if you're like me and don't have the money to buy every book you want to read, be sure and ask a librarian at your local library how you can make a suggestion for purchase and see if they're able to get it.

Finally, in your Riffle account, feel free to make a list of books you want to read but can't get ahold of right now so that a week, a month, a year or two down the line when the opportunity arises, you'll have that list to remind you of that book you wanted to read.

How do you do that? I'll explain in next month's Essential Horror book list.

In the meantime, you can check out the best new horror books for June 2017 and perhaps find a new story to read. Let me know in the discussion below if any book tickles your fancy.

To see additional Essential Horror Books lists, check out the links below:

Essential Horror Books for: January, --|-- Essential Horror Books for: February,

Essential Horror Books for: March, --|-- Essential Horror Books for: April,

Essential Horror Books for: May, --|-- Essential Horror Books for: June,

Essential Horror Books for: July, --|-- Essential Horror Books for: August,

Essential Horror Books for: September, --|-- Essential Horror Books for: October,

Essential Horror Books for: November, --|-- Essential Horror Books for: December,

If you have any suggestions, feel free to mention them in the discussion section below the list.

This book list is now complete -- no more titles will be added. Published 5/22/2017.

Updated: 7/18/2017 Improved links to more 'Essential Horror Book Lists'.

-- Gregory Fisher, Riffle Horror Editor and Undead Rat