Top 10 Best Books to Read in Horror Reference - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Horror Reference. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. BLOODY ALPHABET: The Scariest Serial Killers Coloring Book. A True Crime Adult Gift - Full of Famous Murderers. For Adults Only. (True Crime Gifts)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Horror Reference - August 2021

Discover some of the world’s most infamous killers in perfectly-illustrated detail. People have an obsession with serial killers, giving them a cult-like following from those with a morbid fascination. With their crimes going down in history, so many people have tried to get into their minds and discover what made them tick. Inside this spine-chilling coloring book, you’ll discover 23 of the world’s most notorious serial killers, depicted with stunning and detailed illustrations for you to color. You’ll find: Ted Bundy Ed Gein Pablo Escobar Charles Manson Genene Jones Terry Nichols Ricardo Ramirez Graham Young The Zodiac Killer And More… With single-sided pages to prevent bleed and make tearing out your favorites easy, as well as high-resolution images, this book is perfect for those with a morbid curiosity of the monsters who walk among us. Ideal as a gift – or just for yourself – this book puts on show the world’s worst killers in stunning detail, with symbolism to link them to their crimes and weapons of choice. Buy now to order your copy today!

  • Author: Brian Berry
  • Publisher: Independently published (October 23, 2019)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Crafts & Hobbies
  • ISBN: 978-1702019392
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.12 x 11 inches


2. Freak Of Horror Coloring Book: Scary Creatures And Creepy Serial Killers From Classic Horror Movies Halloween Holiday Gifts for Adults Kids

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Horror Reference - August 2021

BEST GIFT FOR HORROR MOVIE FANS EVER!!! This coloring book is filled with terrible beats, horrible creatures, spooky killers, murderous monsters and more! The hand drawn images within this book are based on serial killers and villains from classic horror movie and modern movie. In this book: Over 25 High-resolution images which will allow you to fill in the smallest details and achieve the most realistic results. Single-sided Pages . Every image is placed on its own black-backed page to reduce the bleed-through problem found in other coloring books. Large-sized paper (8.5 x 11 inches) Happy Bloody coloring!

  • Author: Darren Voorhees
  • Publisher: Independently published (March 26, 2020)
  • Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Movies
  • ISBN: 979-8630809896
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.16 x 11 inches


3. A Christmas Carol

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Horror Reference - August 2021

A Christmas Carol is a novella by English author Charles Dickens. It was first published by Chapman & Hall on 19 December 1843. Carol tells the story of a bitter old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation resulting from a supernatural visit by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Yet to Come. The novella met with instant success and critical acclaim.The book was written and published in early Victorian era Britain, a period when there was strong nostalgia for old Christmas traditions together with the introduction of new customs, such as Christmas trees and greeting cards. Dickens' sources for the tale appear to be many and varied, but are, principally, the humiliating experiences of his childhood, his sympathy for the poor, and various Christmas stories and fairy tales

  • Author: Charles Dickens
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; Public Domain Edition (December 4, 2020)
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction
  • ISBN: 978-1503212831
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.15 x 9 inches


4. Frankenstein: The Original 1818 text of Mary Shelley (200th Anniversary Collection Classics Edition, #1)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Horror Reference - August 2021

“Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful.” ― Mary Shelley, Frankenstein. This is a original 1818 text edition of Frankenstein. Frankenstein is a novel written by English author Mary Shelley about eccentric scientist Victor Frankenstein, who creates a grotesque creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shelley started writing the story when she was eighteen, and the novel was published when she was twenty. Shelley had travelled through Europe in 1814, journeying along the river Rhine in Germany with a stop in Gernsheim which is just 17 km (10 mi) away from Frankenstein Castle, where two centuries before an alchemist was engaged in experiments. Later, she traveled in the region of Geneva (Switzerland)—where much of the story takes place—and the topics of galvanism and other similar occult ideas were themes of conversation among her companions, particularly her lover and future husband, Percy Shelley. Mary, Percy, Lord Byron, and John Polidori decided to have a competition to see who could write the best horror story. Since publication of the novel, the name "Frankenstein" is often used to refer to the monster itself, as is done in the stage adaptation by Peggy Webling. This usage is sometimes considered erroneous, but usage commentators regard the monster sense of "Frankenstein" as well-established and an acceptable usage. In the novel, the monster is identified via words such as "creature", "monster", "fiend", "wretch", "vile insect", "daemon", "being", and "it". Speaking to Victor Frankenstein, the monster refers to himself as "the Adam of your labours", and elsewhere as someone who "would have" been "your Adam", but is instead "your fallen angel." A True Classic that Belongs on Every Bookshelf!

  • Author: Mary Shelley
  • Publisher: Independently published (April 17, 2021)
  • Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Movies
  • ISBN: 979-8739796950
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.39 x 9 inches


5. The Turn of the Screw (American Classics Edition)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Horror Reference - August 2021

By the comforts of a blazing fireplace on a cold Christmas Eve night, guests at a holiday party share stories of phantoms and ghosts of Christmases past. Yet one guest delivers a tale of sheer fright for which no one listening was prepared. As the story goes, after losing both parents, a young boy and girl move into a large wooded estate to be held under the care of their uncle. Wanting nothing to do with raising the children, the uncle hires a young governess to attend to their care. Yet the governess never could have anticipated the horrors that await her discovery. When it becomes evident that the children have some supernatural connection with a deceased former governess and her lover, the young governess finds herself scrambling to regain control of two children slipping away from her grasp. This classic horror tale is now a hit hollywood movie called "The Turning" starring Finn Wolfhard from Stranger Things.

  • Author: Henry James
  • Publisher: Independently published (January 16, 2020)
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction
  • ISBN: 978-1661672850
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.32 x 8.5 inches


6. Screenwriting Tricks for Authors (and Screenwriters!): STEALING HOLLYWOOD: Story Structure Secrets for Writing Your BEST Book

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Horror Reference - August 2021

Are you finally committed to writing that novel or screenplay, but have no idea how to get started? Or are you a published author, but know you need some plotting help to move your books and career up to that next level? You CAN write better books and scripts—by learning from the movies. Screenwriting is based on a simple (and powerful) structure that you already know from watching so many movies and television shows in your lifetime. And it's a structure that your reader or audience unconsciously expects, and that is crucial for you to deliver. In this workbook based on the internationally acclaimed SCREENWRITING TRICKS FOR AUTHORS workshops, award-winning author/screenwriter Alexandra Sokoloff shows you how to jump-start your plot and bring your characters and scenes vibrantly alive on the page by watching your favorite movies and learning from the storytelling structure and tricks of great filmmakers: •The High Concept Premise •The Three-Act, Eight-Sequence Structure •The Storyboard Grid •The Index Card Method of Plotting •The Setpiece Scene •Techniques of film pacing and suspense, character arc and drive, visual storytelling, and building image systems. This edition uses an enhanced format and layout, incorporates all the basic information from the first Screenwriting Tricks for Authors workbook, and doubles the material, including ten full story breakdowns. Also available in PRINT --- the textbook-quality edition is 8 x 10 inches and lies open flat for easy highlighting and note-taking. For information on books, workshops, and free Story Structure Extras, go to REVIEWS: "Alex Sokoloff's STEALING HOLLYWOOD is the owner's manual that belongs in every writer's toolkit. Alex dissects the elements of story-telling with clarity, wit and wisdom. Don't thank me—buy the damn book!" —Mary Kay Andrews, New York Times bestselling author of Ladies' Night and Summer Rental "I'd already written fifteen novels by the time I met Alex and discovered her unique approach to structuring fiction. She changed my entire writing process for the better. I couldn't live without my three-act storyboard! Alex is a gifted and generous teacher and author, and STEALING HOLLYWOOD is a must-have book for new and seasoned writers alike." —International bestselling author Diane Chamberlain "Sokoloff's advice is spot-on, and her teaching style is direct and effective. A must-have book for authors and screenwriters." —JA Konrath, bestselling author of A Newbie's Guide To Publishing "Whether you're an old pro or an apprehensive beginner, Alex Sokoloff offers a sensible nuts-and-bolts approach that puts you in control of your material." —Margaret Maron, Edgar®, Agatha, Anthony & Macavity Award-winning author of the Deborah Knott mysteries "Sokoloff is a generous mentor with the gifted ability to address a storyteller's practical concerns while encouraging artistic integrity and every author's unique voice. Only three of my half dozen novels have been written with her unwitting guidance, but I can guarantee that with this book at my fingertips, all my future work—and my reading audience—will benefit from her advice. Recommended without reservation." —Vicki Pettersson, bestselling author of the Sign of the Zodiac series

  • Author: Alexandra Sokoloff
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction


7. The Main Fiction

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Horror Reference - August 2021

H. P. Lovecraft - The Complete Fiction of H. P. Lovecraft / Lovecraft Collection including the following works: The Case of Charles Dexter Ward The Call of Cthulhu The Dunwich Horror At the Mountains of Madness The Shadow over Innsmouth The Colour out of Space The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath The Beast in the Cave The Alchemist The Tomb Dagon A Reminiscence of Dr.Samuel Johnson Polaris Beyond the Wall of Sleep Memory Old Bugs The Transition of Juan Romero The White Ship The Street The Doom That Came to Sarnath The Statement of Randolph Carter The Terrible Old Man The Cats of Ulthar The Tree Celephaïs The Picture in the House The Temple Facts concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family From Beyond Nyarlathotep The Quest of Iranon The Music of Erich Zann Ex Oblivione Sweet Ermengarde The Nameless City The Outsider The Moon-Bog The Other Gods Azathoth Herbert West—Reanimator Hypnos What the Moon Brings The Hound The Lurking Fear The Rats in the Walls The Unnamable The Festival Under the Pyramids The Shunned House The Horror at Red Hook He In the Vault Cool Air Pickman’s Model The Strange High House in the Mist The Silver Key The Descendant The Very Old Folk The History of the Necronomicon Ibid The Whisperer in Darkness The Dreams in the Witch House Through the Gates of the Silver Key The Thing on the Doorstep The Evil Clergyman The Book The Shadow out of Time The Haunter of the Dark

  • Author: H. P. Lovecraft
  • Publisher: Pretorian Books (November 15, 2019)
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction
  • ISBN: 978-3903352018
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.45 x 11 inches


8. Creepy Chibi Coloring Book: Cute Horror Coloring Pages for Adults

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Horror Reference - August 2021

Unleash your creativity with this unique coloring book full of kawaii and creepy horror characters of all kinds! The creepy chibi coloring book is filled with a great collection of 28 cute and spooky characters. Perfectly combines classic urban legends, famous horror movies, and a cute chibi style. Thanks to this coloring book, you will have chances to relax and blow off steam as well as boost your creativity and imagination. Features: 28 creepy cute characters Overwhelming feelings of relaxation Black background reverse pages to reduce bleed-through Printed on a high-quality solid paper This book makes a fun gift for anyone with a dark morbid sense of humor. Come to this book, you will have fun hours through coloring these images Scroll up and BUY NOW!

  • Author: Kawaii Dusk Publishing
  • Publisher: Independently published (April 29, 2021)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Graphic Design
  • ISBN: 979-8743767830
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.14 x 11 inches


9. Dire Wolf of the Quapaw: a Jubal Smoak Mystery (Jubal Smoak Mysteries)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Horror Reference - August 2021

Winner 2019 Will Rogers Medallion Award He’s been hot on an outlaw’s trail for months. But deep in Native American territory, he’s no longer sure who’s innocent and who’s a monster… Quapaw tribal lands, new State of Oklahoma, 1910. Greenhorn Deputy U.S. Marshal Jubal Smoak knows he can either lay down the law or get stampeded. So after the gruesome murder of a young family, he relentlessly pursues the ruthless outlaw who gave him a bullet in the back. Trailing the man for months, he refuses to be put off the scent by foolish rumors of a mythical Native American monster. Hunting his suspect through snow-covered trails, he learns the grisly string of deaths have also ravaged neighboring ranches. But when he gets a closer look at the mutilated carcasses and massive paw prints, he worries this case isn’t as cut and dried as he thought. Can Smoak end the slaughter before more innocent lives are lost? Dire Wolf of the Quapaw is the first book in the dark Jubal Smoak Western mystery series. If you like frontier settings, gritty characters, and Native American myths, then you’ll love Phil Truman’s twisted tale. Buy Dire Wolf of the Quapaw to track down a butcher today!

  • Author: Phil Truman
  • Publisher: Independently published (December 12, 2018)
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction
  • ISBN: 978-1790530410
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches


10. The Monsters: Mary Shelley and the Curse of Frankenstein

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Horror Reference - August 2021

Traces the lesser-known literary origins of the Frankenstein classic, describing how Mary Shelley, along with a team of famous contemporaries, was challenged in 1816 by the poet Lord Byron to a ghost story competition. By the co-authors of In Darkness, Death. 25,000 first printing.

  • Author: Dorothy Hoobler
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (May 22, 2006)
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism
  • ISBN: 978-0316000789
  • Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.25 x 9.5 inches