While ghost stories are primarily connected with Halloween, reading ghost stories on Christmas is a tradition that goes back to Victorian times. Of course, there is the famous Christmas ghost story of them all, A Christmas Story by Charles Dickens, but other classic authors, such as Elizabeth Gaskell and Wilkie Collins, would take the time to write a ghostly tale during the Christmas season,. People would gather by the roaring fire and read ghostly tales that would bring a different chill down their spine.
So if you are interested in upkeeping in this unique but joyous tradition but don’t know which ghost stories to start with, here are some ghostly tales that will help ring in the Christmas season in Victorian style:
Welcome to Spooky Reads Friday, where every Friday in the month of October, I will be giving you scary selection book recommendations that will make your weekend reading more fulfilling…and scary 🎃. Check out these haunting book recs…if you dare…
Besides the scary costumes and huge amounts of candy, Halloween is not complete without curling up and reading a spooky story. And you can’t go wrong with these selections, especially since they are free. Enjoy a good scare with these haunting classics:
Fall is finally here! Autumn, one of my favorite seasons, has finally arrived. And although there are many pleasurable activities you do in the fall, one of my favorites, of course, is reading, preferably outside. There is no better feeling than curling up in a reading chair or a nice bench under a tree with a good book. The right book can either make you have an enjoyable reading season or a dull one. To make sure you have the former, here are some great book selections that go great with the upcoming cooler weather: Continue reading “Books To “Fall” Over”→
Round up the suspects and gather all the clues…it is time to celebrate Mystery & Thriller Week on Goodreads! Not only do I love watching mysteries, I love reading them. I always love the puzzles that authors lay out for me and I enjoy trying to figure it out for myself. It is such a fun brain teaser! So to join in this celebration, I am listing some of my favorite mystery novels. Dive into these heart-pounding and spine tingling stories and discover why it is most book lovers’ favorite genre: Continue reading “Celebrating Mystery & Thriller Week”→
Today is Valentine’s Day, the day of love. A day to celebrate romance and the love of those around us. But romance sometimes doesn’t end with happily ever after. Sometimes love can cause pain, heartache, or worse, death. Yes, love can be a destructive emotion. Just ask these fictional characters how it worked out for them. Here are the best books that show the worst forms of romantic love: Continue reading “Destructive Love: Books With Devastating Relationships”→