Favorite Horror Novel
Character driven horror is my favorite horror. Violet by Scott Thomas is a beautifully written, slow burn of a novel, and I just loved it.
Favorite Horror Novella
If you love coming of age horror, I highly recommend Chad Lutzke's Of Foster Homes and Flies. I hope to discover more of Lutzke's works in 2020.
Favorite YA Horror
I would love more books set in the world of Wilder Girls, but I'm looking forward to anything Rory Wilder writes in the future. This was an amazing debut.
Favorite Fantasy Novel
Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton is a fantasy, scifi, horror mashup that follows a crow and a dog through a zombie apocalypse. There is so much to love here!!
Favorite Fantasy Novella
Ormeshadow by Priya Sharma is a beautiful and heartbreaking coming of age fantasy novella. Priya Sharma is another author I will need to read more of in 2020.
Favorite YA Fantasy
In An Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire is my favorite Wayward Children book so far. I can't wait for book 5 next week!
Favorite MG Fantasy
I loved the entire Fablehaven series by Brandon Mull this year.
Favorite Science Fiction Novel
I seriously hope Blake Crouch keeps writing the style of science fiction he gave us in Dark Matter and Recursion. I am here for the fun science fiction that breaks my brain a little!
Favorite Science Fiction Novella
To Be Taught, If Fortunate by Becky Chambers felt like it was written just for me.
Favorite YA Science Fiction
Brandon Sanderson. How does he do it?! The Skyward series is so much fun.
Favorite Mystery/Thriller Novel
If you love both horror and thrillers, I highly recommend Theme Music by T. Marie Vandelly. It's brutal, and it's fun.
Favorite Historical Fiction Novel
I'm so glad I took a chance on The Wolf and the Watchman by Niklas Natt och Dag (translated by Ebba Segerberg). It was a very dark, compelling read.
Favorite Fiction Collection
I really love the Exploring Dark Short Fiction series, and A Primer to Kaaron Warren was so good.
Favorite Poetry Collection
Choking Back the Devil is a collection of horror poetry by Donna Lynch, and I loved it!
My favorite nonfiction this year was Monster, She Wrote by Lisa Kröger and Melanie R. Anderson. I loved reading this, and I have so many books I need to hunt down now and read due to recommendations in Monster, She Wrote.
These books were also five star reads and could easily be placed in my list of favorites.
The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling
The House Next Door by Anne Rivers Siddons
The Institute by Stephen King
Have you read any of the books that made my favorites list this year? If you've posted your favorites list for the year, I would love for you to leave me a link!