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Top 5 Books to Read this Halloween
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The best thing about Halloween is scary stories to keep you up all night. Yes, this is the season for spooky and chilling reads. The perfect Halloween books are difficult to shake and are horrifyingly entertaining. Curling up with a page-turner is the best way for a bookworm to spend Halloween.
We have selected the top 5 books to read this Halloween. They are full of ghosts, witches, and supernatural beings that will keep you on your toes. Light a scented candle, grab a warm blanket, and open one of these books for a perfect Halloween night.
1. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Mary Shelley’s horror novel is an amazing science fiction. It explores the limitations of science as well as human being’s pursuit of control over Nature.
Scientist Victor Frankenstein’s daring experiment of creating intelligent life from body parts of the dead produces a monster that results in calamities and catastrophes. Let this Halloween be the time when you read this captivating classic.
2. Dracula by Bram Stoker
Very few horror stories have managed to enchant generations the way Dracula by Bram Stoker did. The complex and gripping narrative makes it one of the top 5 books to read this Halloween.
This influential work has inspired the depiction of vampires in books, movies, and television series. If you enjoy reading macabre gothic novels, this is the perfect read for you.
3. Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
A gothic tale of murder, secrets, and love, Rebecca qualifies for a perfect Halloween read. After getting married to a wealthy widower, the unnamed narrator of Rebecca starts living in his mansion in Manderley.
Rebecca, the dead first wife does not haunt the unnamed narrator directly. Instead, her memory in the lives of residents of Manderley haunts the narrator. The unique horror story makes you experience every emotion that the narrator feels.
4. The Year of the Witching by Alexis Handerson
Released this year, ‘The Year of the Witching’ is a thrilling tale of magic. The book blends witchcraft and horror to make it an amazing Halloween read. A chance encounter lures the protagonist Immanuelle to a forbidden place that is haunted by spirits of witches.
Bone-chilling and bewitching, this book will enchant you from the first to the last page. Apart from being a horror story, it is a magnificent feminist coming-of-age story.
5. Haunted by Jay Alani and Neil D’ Silva
Halloween is the ideal time to read about terrifying real-life encounters with ghosts and spirits. Haunted, released in 2019 features ten real-life horror stories that will keep you up all night.
Haunted holds your hand and takes you to ten haunted locations in India. You get to visit an abandoned town, a fort in ruins, a village known for black magic, a fair known for exorcism, and a mine where thousands of miners perished. The book chronicles the various adventures of Jay Alani, a paranormal investigator in these spooky locations.
These are the top 5 books to read this Halloween. While our list features timeless horror classics that are worth reading, there are also captivating modern fiction and non-fiction books that deserve your time. Grab a book that best suits your taste and have a great Halloween.
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