Happy Halloween everyone!
There is no better way to celebrate Halloween than by curling up with a spooky book and diving into the candy you meant to hand out to children. Personally, mini coffee crisp bars have always been my favourite. Here is my top 5 spooky books to read on Halloween (and some of them can even be read in a day!).
- Interview with the Vampire – Anne Rice
I was a little torn before I put this book on the list. It is not your typical horror novel. It oddly mirrors the structure of historical fiction, and at times it feels like a very realistic portrayal of life in New Orleans in the 1700s and 1800s, until you remember about the vampires, of course. The moments of horror are frequent, but hidden underneath one vampire’s quest to determine how much of humanity he has salvaged after being turned into a vampire.
2. The Haunting of Hill House – Shirley Jackson
Have you seen the adaptation on Netflix ? I haven’t (and probably never will because I am a wimp when it comes to horror movies or t.v. series). When I read The Haunting of Hill House two years ago, I was expecting a ghost story, nothing more and nothing less. Instead, I found this novel was a psychological thriller. There are moments of humour meshed with a slow creeping dread. The Haunting of Hill House is a short novel that could probably be read in a day. Continue reading