Haunted Houses

It’s week 4 in our themed month of spooky book recommendations–Vampires and Witches and Zombies, Oh My!–this week we’ll explore some haunted houses.

Top 3 Haunted House Novels:

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson The story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a “haunting;’ Theodora, his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers–and soon it will choose one of them to make its own.

Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero With raucous humor and brilliantly orchestrated mayhem, Meddling Kids subverts teen detective archetypes like the Hardy Boys, the Famous Five, and Scooby-Doo, and delivers an exuberant and wickedly entertaining celebration of horror, love, friendship, and many-tentacled, interdimensional demon spawn. (A haunted house is just one facet of this nostalgic wonder.)

Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix After strange things start happening at the Orsk furniture superstore in Cleveland, three employees volunteer to work an overnight shift to investigate, but what they discover is more horrifying than they could have imagined. (Not quite a haunted house but a haunted Ikea-type furniture store.)

We’ll finish up next week with zombies!