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The Most Popular Horror Novels Of The Decade  

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List Rules Vote up the best horror novels that were published between 2010 and 2019.

As the first decade of the 21st century comes to a close, let’s take a look at the 50 horror books of the 2010s that terrified readers the most. Peruse this list of the 2010s' scariest novels with the lights on and be sure to check underneath the bed before going to sleep tonight. 

Thanks to horrors authors like Joe Hill, Lauren Buekes, and Paul Tremblay, the past decade has been a banner one for terror novels. Several popular scary books in the 2010s were adapted into successful feature films, such as Josh Malerman’s Bird Box and Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep. The latter book served as the long-anticipated sequel to The Shining

Make your voice heard. Be sure to vote up the best 2010s horror novels. Which entries sent chills down your spine and made you want to scream the most?

1
NOS4A2 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Popular Horror Novels Of The Decade
Joe Hill

Published: 2013

2
The Fisherman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Popular Horror Novels Of The Decade
John Langan

Published: 2016

 

3
The Cabin at the End of the Wo... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Popular Horror Novels Of The Decade
Paul Tremblay

Published: 2018

 

4
Bird Box is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Popular Horror Novels Of The Decade
Josh Malerman

Published: 2014

 

5
A Head Full of Ghosts is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Popular Horror Novels Of The Decade
Paul Tremblay

Published: 2015

6
Broken Monsters is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Popular Horror Novels Of The Decade
Lauren Beukes

Published: 2014

7
Mongrels is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Popular Horror Novels Of The Decade
Stephen Graham Jones

Published: 2016

8
The Hunger is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Popular Horror Novels Of The Decade
Alma Katsu

Published: 2018

9
Hex is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Popular Horror Novels Of The Decade
Thomas Olde Heuvelt

Published: 2016

10
The Shining Girls is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Popular Horror Novels Of The Decade
Lauren Beukes

Published: 2013

11
A Dark Matter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Popular Horror Novels Of The Decade
Peter Straub

Published: 2010

12
Horns is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Popular Horror Novels Of The Decade
Joe Hill

Published: 2010

13
Little Star is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Popular Horror Novels Of The Decade
John Alvide Lindqvist

Published: 2010

14
Doctor Sleep is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Popular Horror Novels Of The Decade
Stephen King

Published: 2013

15
The Troop is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Popular Horror Novels Of The Decade
Nick Cutter

Published: 2014

 

16
Annihilation is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Popular Horror Novels Of The Decade
Jeff VanderMeer

Published: 2014

17
My Best Friend's Exorcism is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Popular Horror Novels Of The Decade
Grady Hendrix

Published: 2016

 

18
The Changeling is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Popular Horror Novels Of The Decade
Victor LaValle

Published: 2017

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Fellside is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Popular Horror Novels Of The Decade
M.R. Carey

Published: 2016

20
Savaging the Dark is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Popular Horror Novels Of The Decade
Christopher Conlon

Published: 2014

 

21
The Croning is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Popular Horror Novels Of The Decade
Laird Barron

Published: 2012

22
Her Body and Other Parties is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Popular Horror Novels Of The Decade
Carmen Maria Machado

Published: 2017

23
Elevation is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Popular Horror Novels Of The Decade
Stephen King

Published: 2018

24
The Suicide Motor Club is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Popular Horror Novels Of The Decade
Christopher Buehlman

Published: 2016

 

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The Ritual is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Popular Horror Novels Of The Decade
Adam Nevill

Published: 2012