My favorite kind of horror always involves monsters. From the Chupacabra to the Mothman, Nessie to Big Foot- I want to watch it, I want to read it.
Unfortunately, I don’t do as much of the latter as I’d like. So instead, in honor of my favorite month for all things scary, here are some of the monster books on my TBR!
Relic by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child – The first of the Pendergast novels. I have seen the movie and love it. If for no other reason than nostalgia. The monster in this book is described as a chimeric fish, reptile, primate, insect… thing.
Meg by Steve Alten – If I’m being honest, I thought the movie was kind of lame. Sure there was plenty of carnage in that one beach scene- but if you’re going to call it horror, you gotta kill off more of the main cast. I’m hoping the book does it better. (In case you can’t tell, the monster in this book is a Megalodon shark.)
The Terror by Dan Simmons – I know a show exists based on this book, but I actually haven’t seen it yet! Anyway, I’m dying to read it, but at the same time, Simmons and his 700+ page books also terrify me.
Communion by Whitley Strieber – I’m told this is one of the more horrifying books out there. I believe the monster in this book is aliens, but I can’t confirm how much page time they get. Either way- I’m excited to read it!
Congo by Michael Crichton – Much like Relic, I’m dying to read this for the nostalgia factor alone. The monster in this book is a highly intelligent, very aggressive, species of gorilla.
The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone – The blurb describes an odd montage of events for a monster book, but I’m really not that picky. No idea what the monster is, just trusting there is one.
Below by Ryan Lockwood – I’m guessing it’s a Kraken? I see tentacles. Doesn’t matter really. I’ll read it.
Admiral by Sean Danker – Yes to all the things lurking in the creepy alien mist on a seemingly dead planet.
Nemo Rising by C. Courtney Joyner – This is really more fantasy/sci-fi than horror, but with a cover like that I couldn’t leave it out. Intended to act as a sequel to 20,000 Leauges Under the Sea.
The Anomaly by Michael Rutger – The sequel to this recently released with mostly positive reviews, but the original has actually been on my TBR since it released. Being that I haven’t read it yet, I can’t confirm any actual monsters, but I’ll be very disappointed if there aren’t.
Do you like monster books? Which ones are on your TBR?