Books shelved as adult-horror: The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson, It by Stephen King, The Shining by Stephen King, Bird Box by Josh Malerman.
Submitted for your approval: the best horror books we read this year. .. sounds plausibly childlike, a difficult thing for adult writers to pull off.
Making a list of the top horror books on Goodreads is a tricky proposition. If the book is part of a series, I tried to include the first novel even if the second installment is the higher rated book. (A very . Young Adult Horror.