Adult Summer Reading Bingo Square: Cosmic Horror Fantasy

Need help finding books to complete your summer reading bingo sheet? Here are some recommendations for the Cosmic Horror Fantasy bingo square!

For this square we’re looking for books with supernatural or magical elements, which emphasize the insignificance of human existence in the universe. Also called Lovecraftian horror, they often contain discoveries of shocking or appalling truths that challenge assumptions about reality.

If you haven’t yet signed up for Adult Summer reading, you can do so here!

The links take you to the records for the print books in most cases, but be sure to also search for the audio or ebook versions if that’s your preference!

John Dies at the End; This Book is Full of Spiders; and What the Hell Did I Just Read by David Wong

A Lush and Seething Hell: Two Tales of Cosmic Horror by John Horner Jacobs

The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle

At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft

Agents of Dreamland by Caitlin R. Kiernan

The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe by Kij Johnson

Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff

The Fisherman by John Langan

Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero

The Night Ocean by Paula La Farge (ebook only)

White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi

Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer

Brotherhood of the Wheel by R.S. Belcher

The Twenty Days of Turin by Giorgio de Maria

Blindsight by Peter Watts

The Croning by Laird Barron

Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin

The Atrocity Archives by Charles Stross

Carter and Lovecraft by Jonathan L. Howard

14 by Peter Clines

Winter Tide by Ruthanna Emrys

That Which Should Not Be by Brett Talley

Neonomicon by Alan Moore

Revival by Stephen King

Hammers on Bone by Cassandra Khaw

Maplecroft by Cherie Priest

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