Horror

Goodreads Announces the Most Popular Horror Books of 2022 (So Far)

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In case you missed it, at the halfway point of the year, Goodreads made lists of the overall best books of the year so far as well as the most popular books in several genres, including historical fiction. These books were selected because of positive early reviews from Goodreads users as well as the number of users who added them to their Want To Read shelf.

While we’re well over halfway through the year now, autumn is a popular time to start digging out the horror novels on your TBR. Goodbye beach reads, hello haunting ones! So now is a perfect opportunity to check out the new horror books that are already out, so you can get your hands on them in time for peak horror reading season. Of course, we’re bound to see a lot more come out in the next few months, but that’s just another reason to check these out now.

Here are 15 of the most popular horror books from the first half of 2022, according to Goodreads users.

five of the horror novel covers listed
  1. The Hacienda by Isabel Cañas
  2. The Children on the Hill by Jennifer McMahon
  3. The Resting Place by Camilla Sten
  4. Nettle & Bone by T. Kingfisher
  5. Devil House by John Darnielle
  6. Dead Silence by S.A. Barnes
  7. Hide by Kiersten White
  8. Sundial by Catriona Ward
  9. The Violence by Delilah S. Dawson
  10. Cherish Farrah by Bethany C. Morrow
  11. The Fervor by Alma Katsu
  12. Manhunt by Gretchen Felker-Martin
  13. Woman, Eating by Claire Kohda
  14. Hell Followed With Us by Andrew Joseph White
  15. Burn Down, Rise Up by Vincent Tirado

Check out the full list of all 30 titles at Goodreads.

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