Recommended books to read

A simple list of books we at Books To Read recommend. Since we have only just started making our own recommendations we haven't categorized them yet. When we have more we will start to do so. Until then discover these popular books and book series we highly recommend for you to read.

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Product picture for Carrion Comfort: A Novel by Dan Simmons
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"CARRION COMFORT is one of the three greatest horror novels of the 20th century. Simple as that." --Stephen King

"Epic in scale and scope but intimately disturbing, CARRION COMFORT spans the ages to rewrite history and tug at the very fabric of reality. A nightmarish chronicle of predator and prey that will shatter your world view forever. A true classic." --Guillermo del Toro

"CARRION COMFORT is one of the scariest books ever written. Whenever I get the question asked Who's your...
Book cover from Salems Lot by Stephen King
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Salem's Lot is the second book that Stephen King ever published and one of the greatest vampire classics out there in the genre. A real nail-biter of a horror novel where Stephen King succeeds in creating vampires that are even more frightening than they normally already are.

A real must read for horror book lovers and a guarantee for hours of tense reading on the sofa. With the obligatory priest in the story and, a story element Stephen King often uses, the young man who returns to his...
Book cover from Infected: A Novel (The Infected) by Scott Sigler
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Infected is the high tempo first science fiction and horror book by American author Scott Sigler from the Infected Trilogy. The other two books are Contagious and Pandemic. A thriller, SF and horror book on steroids, just like the main character Perry Dawsey, who in his very own way fights against the alien organism that tries to take over his body and psyche. An organism that is planning an invasion of earth. A roller coaster of a novel with a crazy tempo, that sometimes leaves you...
Book cover from Fevre Dream: A Novel by George R. R. Martin
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Bestselling author George R.R. Martin is, of course, most famous for his immensely popular fantasy series A Game of Thrones, but he has also written other good books which are worth reading. And among those books, yes, a very good vampire novel titled Fevre Dream, which is also very easy to read and is intended for a wide audience. The vampire story in the book takes place during the winter of 1857.

Abner Marsh has trouble finding a job as a captain of a steamboat on the Mississippi....
Book cover from Slaughterhouse-Five: A Novel (Modern Library 100 Best Novels) by Kurt Vonnegut
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Kurt Vonnegut himself was present in Dresden in 1945 when the Allies bombed the city. He survived the attack by sheltering with his fellow prisoners in the cellars of the slaughterhouse where he was employed as a prisoner of war. He processed this traumatic experience in the initially controversial but nowadays classical war novel Slaughterhouse-Five. The book truly shows the absurdity of the war.

Billy Pelgrim, the main character, is not bound by time. He goes to sleep as a an old...
Book cover from All Quiet on the Western Front: A Novel by Erich Maria Remarque
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All Quiet on the Western Front, originally 'Im Westen Nichts Neues' in German, by Erich Maria Remarque is considered by many as one of the best war books ever, if not the very best war novel ever. All Quiet on the Western Front, from the first day of its publication in 1928, is considered not only a literary monument, but a political and cultural fact of great significance. Due to the sober and pregnant description of the madness of war, the literary work was immediately and permanently...
Book cover from My Best Friends Exorcism: A Novel by Grady Hendrix
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Grady Hendrix is fast a becoming a household name within the horror genre. Stories that appear to be a gimmick at first glance, soon turn out to be particularly terrifying once you start reading. Horrorstr was his horror debut, think of some sort of an Ikea store for torture equipment. His successor, My Best friend's Exorcism, published in 2016, seems a throwback to one of the best horror traditions with the central theme of being possessed by the devil and the obligatory exorcism that...
Book cover from The Long Walk by Stephen King
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The Long Walk is a super exciting book of master storyteller Stephen King about a diabolical running race. The contest for young people is about 700 km long and has but one main rule: you cannot run slower than 6 miles per hour. If you do, you will get a warning. If you have collected three warnings in a row, then the next warning is final: a bullet in the head by a sniper. In The Long Walk we follow the experiences of the young contenders hour by hour and minute by minute. The anxiety when you...
Book cover from Piercing by Ryu Murakami
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Ryu Murakami (note, this is not the still more famous Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami,) is a Japanese author who has several novels to his name but who also wrote a genuine horror novel with the infamous Piercing. To quote an English critic: This novel isn't "boo" scary; It's more like "set your teeth on edge for days and make you never want to be close to anyone for the rest of your life" scary.

The main character of the story is overwhelmed by an urge to pierce the flesh of his...
Book cover from American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
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American Psycho is a very shocking and brutal book by American author Bret Easton Ellis. It's about a yuppie and a psychopath who commits brutal murders in New York. The description of the brutal murders leaves little to the imagination, so the book is not really suitable for the more sensitive souls among us. It is a monument of the American novel that requires some effort by the reader because of its graphic style, but also because of the wayward pace of the book that is in line with the...