ALA’s Reference and User Services Association(aka RUSA) is made up of top readers’ advisory librarians, and they have just announced their “must read” list for genre fiction for 2012. I thought I’d share it here and see whether all you avid horror readers agree with their choices.
The Ridge by Michael Koryta, Little, Brown, 9780316053662
The unexplained death of an eccentric lighthouse keeper in the isolated Kentucky woods, followed by a mysterious threat to a nearby large cat sanctuary prompt an investigation by a journalist and the local sheriff. Palpable evil and a sense of dread drive this chilling tale.
The Dead Path by Stephen Irwin
Those Across the River by Christopher Buehlman
Harbor by John Ajvide Lindqvist
The Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan, Knopf, 9780307595089
The Night Strangers by Chris Bohjalian, Crown, 9780307394996
Raising Stony Mayhall by Daryl Gregory, Del Rey, 9780345522375
The White Devil by Justin Evans, Harper Collins, 9780061728273
I know our own Top Picks list included a few of these, but some I’m not familiar with at all. Do you agree with the librarians of RUSA?