‘Tis the season to be jumping out of bed with fright! If you like to read as much as we do, you will love these book recommendations to get in the spooky spirit. From short stories to non fictions, these books have it all! All are available on Amazon.
I’m Looking Through You: Growing up Haunted
by Jennifer Finlay Boylan
Jennifer Boylan grew up in an old Pennsylvania mansion nicknamed the “Coffin House”. She was used to strange creaks and moans as a kid, but now as an adult she wants to go back. Boylan launches an investigation into her supposedly haunted childhood home. According to Oprahmag.com, Boyland weaves her experiences as a trans woman seamlessly in this piece.
Her Body and Other Parties
by Carmen Maria Machado
This book of short stories, a National Book Award finalist, blurs the difference between genres like psychological realism, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and comedy. It’s full of accounts of abuse, sexual violence with testaments of resilience and love. A teaser: A woman finds the remains and shadows of corpses in the seams of her clothing!
The Uninvited: The True Story of the Union Screaming House
by Steven LaChance
Author Steven LaChance and his family were forced out of their home in Union, Missouri by supernatural forces. The gruesome details and accounts are inside for you to decide if you believe or not.
And then there were None
by Agatha Christie
Ten strangers are invited to a mansion on an island off the coast of Devon. At dinner, a host accuses each guest of keeping a secret. Later that night on of the ten guests is murdered. The remaining nine begin to panic realizing the killer is with them and planning to kill again… and again…
In Cold Blood
by Truman Capote
A creative non-fiction work revolving around the 1959 murder of four members of the Clutter family in Holcomb, Kansas. The triple narrative goes deep in depth of the victims, murderers, and others in the community.
by Jose Saramago
This is a story about an unexplained mass epidemic of blindness. Saramago illustrates how society disintegrates, and the collapse of the ethical codes. There’s panic, horrific living conditions, lack of hygiene, and the mandates of an incompetent government. Sound a little familiar? The setting and time is unknown…
White is for Witching
by Helen Oyeyemi
Miranda has a weird eating disorders that makes her want to eat foreign objects. She lives with her twin brother and dad in a haunted house across the street from a cemetery. What follows is a nonconformist ghost stories with supernatural elements.
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
by Alvin Schwartz
This terrified readers in the 80s, and can still to this day. The famous scary short stories are accompanied with black-and-white illustrations that are haunting to say the least.