Two excellent lists about the scariest books out there recently found their way to my attention, courtesy of a couple friends. Since I've only read a portion of the books on each list, I've decided to read my way through both of them, along with my partners in horror. We're hoping to do some fun stuff with it, including keeping up with our progress on our blogs and discussing/reviewing the books.
If you're interested in the lists, here they are:
Nightmare Magazine's Top 100 Horror Books
Short List's Definitive Scariest Books Ever Written
One of them, M.B. Partlow, has already started. Here's her first post on her progress and what she's doing with the project.
Here are the ones I'm certain I've already read (there are several I'm iffy on, so I am NOT including those until I know for certain I read them):
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Lord of the Flies (multiple times)
The Silence of the Lambs
Something Wicked This Way Comes
Love in Vein
The Haunting of Hill House
Bag of Bones
The Bad Place
I Am Legend
Interview With the Vampire
The Vampire Lestat
Lost Boy, Lost Girl
Best New Horror, 1st Edition
Sunglasses After Dark
Have you ever undertaken a challenge (of sort) like this? How many of these books have you read? What do you think of the lists? What would you ADD to the lists (I might just incorporate your suggestions into my challenge)?
May you find your Muse.