Brain Candy: Spooky Literary Treats for Halloween

Brain Candy: Spooky Literary Treats for Halloween

By Jamaica Stuart|2018-10-18T10:29:30+00:00October 30th, 2018|

It’s October, and that means Halloween is approaching! When I was a kid I focused my energy on trading candy with my friends, but more recently I’ve been reading spooky books in order to get into the Halloween spirit. Here are a few of my favorites:

  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. This classic of horror literature invites its readers to explore the distinction between the living and the dead, and to ask what truly makes us human.
  • Dracula by Bram Stoker. Vampires have often boomed in popularity throughout the years, but take a look back at the novel that started it all!
  • The Shining by Stephen King. The movie is great, but the book is even better! You’ll shiver as you experience firsthand the horrors of the Overlook Hotel.
  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. This short read packs a punch! Witness a Victorian scientist’s descent into madness and transformation into a monster.
  • “The Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Fall of the House of Usher” by Edgar Allan Poe. Be haunted by tales about the guilt of a murderer and the downfall of a family, as written by one of the masters of horror.

These are just a couple of my favorite spooky stories. What do you like to read to get in the mood for Halloween?

About the Author: Jamaica Stuart

Jamaica Stuart
Jamaica is a Fall 2018 Editorial Intern at PSG. She can often be found exploring the Boston area and listening to podcasts. Jamaica also enjoys spending time in local coffee shops that are decorated with books and vintage furniture.
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