5 classically chilling books to read in October

It's the perfect season to read (or re-read) these spine-chillers.

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

Next on our list is the undisputed queen of horror: Shirley Jackson. If reading “The Lottery” gave you goosebumps in grammar school, imagine what Jackson can do with a full novel. As the name indicates,  The Haunting of Hill House, published in 1959, is a haunted house tale, one that Jackson renders especially well. And now is the perfect time to read this particular novel: Netflix is releasing a series based on the book on October 12th, and it’s been spectacularly reviewed by critics so far.


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