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My neighbors have started decorating their houses and lawns for Halloween, and everywhere I shop has Halloween candy. It’s time to think about the holiday, so I’ve been trying to make a list of classic literature for Halloween reading. Here are my favorites. I’ve read them all, mostly more than once, and enjoyed them, though some of them frightened me!
- Dracula — Bram Stoker, 1897
- The Legend of Sleepy Hollow— Washington Irving, 1820
- “The Raven” — Edgar Allan Poe, 1845
- Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus — Mary Shelley, 1818
- Macbeth— Shakespeare, 1606
- All the Harry Potter books —- J.K.Rowling, 1997 - 2011
- Halloween Party — Agatha Christie, 1969
- The Graveyard Book — Neil Gaiman, 2008
- Mexican Gothic — Silvia Moreno-Garcia, 2020 (reviewed here: Cthulhu Comes to Mexico)
- Anything by H.P.Lovecraft (lived 1890-1937) — If his creepy characters don’t scare you, his racism will.