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.
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!