Spooky reads for the Halloween season!

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Get in the Halloween spirit with these stories about creepy boxes, monsters, spirits, witchcraft and haunted houses!


A Sudden Light by Garth Stein – A family is trapped in generations of dysfunction, haunted by unsettled ghosts and spirits.


Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley – A risky experiment to create life. The result? A grotesque monster that escapes and must deal with a world in which he has no place.


Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë – This classic fits into several categories and Gothic is one of them! What is the secret behind those noises upstairs?


The Caged Graves by Dianne K. Salerni – Caged graves outside a cemetery, mystery, romance and witchcraft fill the pages of this excellent 1800s story about a seventeen-year-old girl who returns to her home town to marry.


“The Oblong Box” by Edgar Allan Poe – What’s in the mysterious box that’s shaped like a coffin?


We Hear the Dead by Dianne K. Salerni – Terrific historical fiction about the Fox sisters who launched the 1850s Spiritualism movement.


Can you add to this list? I know there are many more!

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17 thoughts on “Spooky reads for the Halloween season!

    1. I know! I learned about her in British Lit class at college. There was tension between the couple because she was considered to be either just as successful and good as her husband, or even better. At least that’s what I remember from the class all those years ago!

    1. Hi Robbie, I read Frankenstein because my son was reading it for an English class. I did find the beginning chapters a little boring, but as I read, the characters became really well-developed and by the time I finished, I thought it was really great.

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