Anita Silvey’s 500 Great Books for Teens
Houghton Mifflin, 2006

As the reading year stretches on, I can’t help but start thinking about the reading-year-to-come.

(I’m not proud of my wandering reader’s eye. But I’ve accepted it because there are more serious flaws to eradicate first!)

So this time of year, even more than usual, I am drawn to reading lists that others have compiled.

I’ve heard Anita Silvey’s name many times and finally picked up this book for a good browse.
And…it’s a keeper.

Here is what she’s compiled on the subject of “HORROR, GHOSTS, GOTHIC”:

M.T. Anderson’s Thirsty (1997) 12-14
Richard Bachman’s The Long Walk (1979) 14-18 *
Peter S. Beagle’s Tamsin (1999) 12-14
Libba Bray’s A Great and Terrible Beauty (2003) 12-14
Caleb Carr’s The Alienist (1994) 14-18 *

Joseph Delaney’s The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch (2005) 12-14
Daphne duMaurier’s Rebecca (1938) 14-18 *
Mary Downing Hahn’s Look for Me by Moonlight (1995) 12-14
Pete Hautman’s Sweetblood (2003) 12-14
Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House (1959) 14-18 *

Stephen King’s Carrie (1974) 14-18
Annette Curtis Klause’s Blood and Chocolate (1997) 12-14
Elizabeth Kostova’s The Historian (2005) 14-18 *
Doris Lessing’s The Fifth Child (1988) 14-18
Ira Levin’s Rosemary’s Baby (1967) 14-18

Lauren Myracle’s Rhymes with Witches (2005) 12-14
Stewart O’Nan’s The Night Country (2003) 14-18
Meredith Ann Pierce’s The Darkangel (1982) 12-14
Anne Rice’s The Vampire Lestat (1985) 14-18 *
Vivian Vande Velde’s Companions of the Night (1995) 12-14

I’ve read and enjoyed the ones with stars, so I’m intrigued by the others she’s gathered here.
Any favourites of yours here?