Books that go bump in the night

Curated by: Kayla Thompson, Adult Services, Cape Girardeau Public Library

It is my favorite time of the year, the Halloween season! It is the time of the year for pumpkins, hayrides, mugs of hot chocolate, and of course – spooky stories. So here are a few books that go bump in the night.

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson is a bit of an oldie but a goodie. Many of you might know the title since Netflix made an adaptation of THOHH a few years ago. Buckle up because the book is a wholly different ride. One of my favorites.

 Monster She Wrote: The Women who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction by Lisa Kröger this non-fiction title was really neat. Separated into the different types of horror and speculative fiction, each area highlights the female authors that did it best. Be careful, this added a ton of books and authors to my reading list.

 The Deep by Alma Katsu this book is a bit different. Titanic meets ghosts, quite literally. After surviving the sinking of the Titanic, Annie takes a job on its sister ship the Britannic as a nurse during the war. Here she meets another Titanic survivor. A man who makes her face the demons she thought she forgot.

 Weird Women: Classical Supernatural Fiction by Groundbreaking Female Writers (1852-1923) by Lisa Morton this book is a collection of supernatural stories. It features works from Louisa May Alcott (author of Little Women), Charlotte Perkins Gillman, Elizabeth Gaskell, and many others. It has ghosts, mummies, werewolves, and more!