This year marks the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and NPR is honoring it with the theme of their summer readers poll: horror! This year they want to know, what books give you the heebie-jeebies, the willies, the creeps? What stories make you jump when you hear a noise, or afraid to go to sleep?
After you vote for your top 5 titles, NPR will use the votes to identify the top 100 horror stories - which you can then use to find popular titles you haven't read! After all, what better time to read these dark stories than in the warm summer sunshine? Vote for your top 5 horror stories here.
Not a fan of horror? Use these links to view the booklists from NPR's previous readers polls:
And don't forget about The Great American Read, happening this summer on PBS!