The haunting season approaches! And nothing gives thrills and chills the way a gothic novel does. For those not in the know, a gothic novel often takes place in a dreary, expansive dwelling that is hiding secrets or is said to be haunted, with a protagonist who unwittingly falls into the twisted plot around the home’s past. Atmospheric, claustrophobic, and psychologically intense, the gothic novel is a well-established genre that still gives readers around the world shivers down their spine.
So, whether you’re dipping your toes into the dark waters of this spooky subgenre or looking for your next suspenseful fix, here are ten hauntingly good gothic reads.