Top 5 Friday – Halloween

Ok, so I’m Australian and Halloween isn’t really a bit thing here.  I mean people are trying to make it one, but it hasn’t really taken off.  Perhaps it’s too hot – by the end of October it’s already regularly climbing into the 30s (90s in fahrenheit land), no one knowns what a pumpkin-spiced latte is (in Adelaide at least because we have no Starbucks), pumpkins are a rare sight, and, to be honest, people just think it’s kind of silly.

Sorry, America.

Still, today’s topic is unsurprisingly Halloween based.  So, keeping in mind I’m not actually a particularly Halloweeny type person, here are my Top 5 Halloween Recommendations!

5. Coraline, Neil Gaiman: I feel like everyone knows about this book, or they’ve at least seen the movie.  Coraline finds a secret door, enters a parallel world, finds her ‘Other Mother’, and things just go bad from there…

4.   Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn: Again, everyone has heard of Gone Girl by now.  It’s suspenseful, it’s creepy, and it’s good (well I thought so).

3. Frankenstein, Mary Shelly: A classic Gothic novel, which everyone knows in some way or another (are you sensing a theme?).  Dr Frankenstein creates his monster, but who is really the monster?

2. Dracula, Bram Stoker: Vampires aren’t as ‘in’ right now as they used to be, but they’re still pretty ‘cool’.  You can’t get more vampire than Dracula.

1.Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte: I seriously love Wuthering Heights.  It’s just so damn creepy and atmospheric!


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