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28 Best Vampire Books of All Time


Our goal: Build the most true list of best Vampire books.

Our process:
1. Search for "best Vampire books" and study the top 5 articles.
2. Add only the top books (mentioned 2+ times).
3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
(This process takes a long time, but we do the research so you don't have to!)

(Updated 2022)

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  1. MOST RECOMMENDED!
    1

    Dracula

    Bram Stoker

    Appears in 5 articles
  2. 2
    Appears in 5 articles
  3. 3

    I Am Legend

    Richard Matheson

    Appears in 4 articles
  4. 4

    Carmilla

    Joseph Sheridan Lefanu

    Appears in 4 articles
  5. 5

    Salem's Lot

    Stephen King

    Appears in 4 articles
  6. 6

    The Historian

    Elizabeth Kostova

    Appears in 4 articles
  7. 7

    Let the Right One In

    A Novel

    John Ajvide Lindqvist

    Appears in 3 articles
  8. 8

    Fevre Dream

    A Novel

    George R. R. Martin

    Appears in 3 articles
  9. 9

    Fledgling

    A Novel

    Octavia E. Butler

    Appears in 3 articles
  10. 10
    Appears in 3 articles
  11. 11

    The Vampyre

    A Tale

    John William Polidori

    Appears in 2 articles
  12. 12

    Dracula Unbound

    Brian W. Aldiss

    Appears in 2 articles
  13. 13

    They Thirst

    Robert McCammon

    Appears in 2 articles
  14. 14
    Appears in 2 articles
  15. 15
    Appears in 2 articles
  16. 16
    Appears in 2 articles
  17. 17

    The Vampire Tapestry

    Suzy McKee Charnas

    Appears in 2 articles
  18. 18

    Black Sun Rising

    C.S. Friedman

    Appears in 2 articles
  19. 19

    Vampire$

    A Novel

    John Steakley

    Appears in 2 articles
  20. 20
    Appears in 2 articles
  21. 21
    Appears in 2 articles
  22. 22
    Appears in 2 articles
  23. 23
    Appears in 2 articles
  24. 24
    Appears in 2 articles
  25. 25
    Appears in 2 articles
  26. 26

    Fangland

    John Marks

    Appears in 2 articles
  27. 27

    Sunshine

    Robin McKinley

    Appears in 2 articles
  28. 28
    Appears in 2 articles

FAQ

  • How was this list created?

    We searched for "best Vampire books", found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.

  • How many books are in this list?

    There are 28 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of Vampire books on the internet.

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