Favorite Reads of 2015

I’ve seen a lot of good Best of 2015 lists this week and, since it’s so close to the end of the year, I thought I’d jump on the bandwagon. Keep in mind that these kinds of things are very subjective and your mileage may vary. Also, I reserve the right to add to this list before the end of the year should I encounter anything else that belongs here. Note that these were my favorite reads of 2015, not necessarily published this year. Also, these are in no particular order of favoritism.

Edit: Added the entry for Jeremy Robert Johnson’s SKULLCRACK CITY. I meant it to be there in the first place. 

  1. DEATHWATCH by Lisa Mannetti
  2. THE BOX JUMPER by Lisa Mannetti – review coming soon.
  3. A HEAD FULL OF GHOSTS by Paul Tremblay
  4. ZERO SAINTS by Gabino Iglesias – review coming soon.
  5. DISINTEGRATION by Richard Thomas
  7. THE NIGHTMARE GIRL by Jonathan Janz
  8. UGLY AS SIN by James Newman
  9. MERCY HOUSE by Adam Cesare
  10. SAVAGE BEASTS by multiple authors, published by Grey Matter Press
  11. DEAD MEN by John C. Foster
  12. THE INCOMING TIDE by Cameron Pierce
  13. THE VIOLATORS by Vincenzo Bilof (releases on Feb. 23)
  14. WE ARE MONSTERS by Brian Kirk
  15. FOUR DAYS by Iain Ryan – review coming soon
  16. SKULLCRACK CITY by Jeremy Robert Johnson.

Favorite Debut Novels:

  1. DEAD MEN by John C. Foster
  2. WE ARE MONSTERS by Brian Kirk (watch this guy, he’s damn good.)
  3. RELEASE by Amelia Mangan

Favorite Anthologies and Collections (yes, there is a difference):

  1. SAVAGE BEASTS by multiple authors, published by Grey Matter Press
  2. THE MONSTROUS by multiple authors, Edited by Ellen Datlow
  3. IN THE FISHBOWL WE BLEED by Jeremy C. Shipp




  1. Greetings, Shane. I’m new here. Thanks to your following my ‘site, I’ve discovered a richly intelligent, and well-organized haven for Horror and and associated matter orbiting that dark galaxy. Looks like I’ve got some catching up to do! Thanks very much.

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