After writing about horror movies, an idea came to me, why don’t I write about some of those freaky ghost stories out there. I myself love to read about ghosts and I think it’s becoming very popular with all the shows and films. That’s why I wrote down five books that are for any ghost lover’s collection.
1. The Haunting of Hill House
The Haunting of Hill House is a story about the human mind and well ghosts. Here you have the main character Eleanor, whose life is haunted by her dead mother and by her sister who is kind of a bitch tours her. Well a Doctor calls her to go into study and she finally makes up her own mind for once, and goes. But this house is haunted, and it connects to her. Anyway this book has some freaky elements too it and it’s a really good read. Skip the films this Halloween, and read the book.
2. Lively Ghosts of Ireland
For the fan of ghosts shows, they should read the books that Hans Holzer wrote in the 60s and pretty much till his death. Hans has a lot of books to his name. He can be almost called the godfather of ghost hunting. In this one book Holzer writes about his travels in Ireland and the sixteen places he went too that are terrifyingly haunted.
3. Amityville Horror
Some say it’s fake and the family wanted that one minute of fame and others are true believers. Whichever you chose is up to you, but the terrifying accounts are weird in this novel, even if you don’t believe them. The Amityville Horror is about the Lutz family that moves in a house, and the 28 days of horror they suffered.
4. Haunted Castles of Britain and Ireland
Richard Jones and John Mason
Here’s an impressive book full of photos and lists of some most haunted castles in Britain and Ireland. It’s quite interesting; some of the places are Tower of London, Skibo Castle, Berkley Castle, and Edinburg castles.
5. The Penguin Book of Ghosts Stories
Various Authors, and Edited by J.A. Cudden.
Thirty-three ghost stories that range from around 1810 to the 1981. Most stories are set in Italy, Germany, Scotland, England, Wales, Russia, France, United States, and India. Some of the authors are Emile Zola, Ambrose Pierce, Guy de Maupassant, and Edith Wharton. It’s a good collection to have for the fan of ghost stories and classic stories.
And that would be five ghost books to read before Halloween comes.