Spooky reads for the Halloween season!

Hi Everyone, sharing this previous post about Halloweenish reads. Who knows what Halloween is going to look like this year, but there are always books, right?

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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…

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7 thoughts on “Spooky reads for the Halloween season!

  1. I know most of the authors featured here. Mary Shelley stands out to me because of her creation of Frankenstein. Did you know she was married to Percy Bysshe Shelley, the famous English poet of nature and philosophical themes? Think: Ode to the West Wind, To a Skylark.

    What I didn’t know until I googled him today, is that he was still married to his first wife when he and the teenaged Mary fled England together that same year. Scary thought!

    Very appropriate theme, Barbara!

    1. Hi Marian – I did know that Mary Shelley was married to Percy Shelley, but I didn’t know the second part! I studied both in college. I remember my professor telling us that once Mary wrote Frankenstein, she became more successful than Percy and that there was a bit of jealousy there. Thanks for the visit 🙂

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