Since it is October, it is time for some spooky reads to make this month a little more exciting.
Here are 5 books to read, to satisfy your spooky soul.
- Frankenstein by Mary Shelley:
The Frankenstein portrays the narrative of Victor Frankenstein, a brilliant scientist who triumphs in giving life to a creature he created. However, this is not the ideal specimen he had envisioned, but rather a repulsive creature despised by Victor and mankind in general. The Monster seeks vengeance by murdering and terrorising others.
- The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson:
Immanuelle Moore’s entire existence is blasphemy in Bethel, where the Prophet’s word is law. Immanuelle does her best to worship the Father, observe Holy Protocol, and live a life of submission, devotion, and absolute conformity, much like the other women in the settlement, because her mother’s union with an outsider of a different race has brought shame to her once-proud family. A accident, however, leads her into the forbidden Darkwood that surrounds Bethel, where the first prophet once pursued and killed four formidable witches. Their ghosts are still present, and they bestow upon Immanuelle a gift: the journal of her deceased mother, who Immanuelle learns once sought refuge.Immanuelle is fascinated by the mysteries revealed in the journal, but she can’t comprehend how her mother could have mingled with the witches. However, when she learns more about the Church and its history, she understands Bethel’s ultimate threat is its own darkness. And she realises that if Bethel is going to change, it has to start with her.
- The Tenth Girl by Sara Faring:
An isolated finishing school stands at the very southern tip of South America. According to legend, people who settle on the land will be cursed. However, for Mavi, a fiery Buenos Aires native fleeing the military government that murdered her mother, it represents an opportunity to start a new life as a young teacher to Argentina’s finest girls.Despite cautions not to wander at night, threats from an intriguing young man, and stories of mysterious Others, Mavi attempts to embrace the weirdness of the enormous home. However, one of Mavi’s 10 pupils has gone missing, and when students and instructors alike begin acting possessed, the powers haunting this unholy cliff will no longer be overlooked. One of these ghosts is guarding a secret.
- Revenge by Yōko Ogawa, Stephen Snyder (Translator):
After moving into a new flat, an aspiring writer discovers that her landlord has murdered her husband. Years later, the writer’s stepson thinks on his stepmother’s bizarre anecdotes. Meanwhile, a surgeon’s boyfriend threatens to kill him unless he divorces his wife. The surgeon, however, will come across another exceptional woman, a cabaret singer whose heart beats delicately outside of her body, before she can carry out her crime of passion. When the surgeon promises to fix her ailment, however, he piques the interest of another guy who wants to keep her heart in a custom-tailored bag. Murderers and mourners, mothers and children, lovers and bystanders—their destinies intersect in a darkly beautiful web from which none of them can escape. Yoko Ogawa’s Revenge weaves a macabre tapestry of death—and the afterlife of the living—that is macabre, fiendishly brilliant, and tinged with the occult.
- The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson, Laura Miller (Introduction):
It tells the storey of four seekers who arrive at Hill House, a famously hostile pile: Dr. Montague, an occult expert in search of strong evidence of a “haunting”; Theodora, the lively assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, vulnerable young woman well-versed in poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House. Their stay seemed to be destined to be nothing more than a scary experience with unexplainable events at first. Hill House, on the other hand, is gathering its powers and will soon choose one to claim as its own.