Magda B.

#Spookybooksbywomen: Eine kurze Empfehlungsliste zum #spooktober

These are some of my favorite novels about witches and ghosts by female writers:

Stella Benson, Living Alone (1919): set during WW1; a witch stumbles into the meeting of a charitable committee and proceeds to turn the committee members' lives upside down...

Sylvia Townsend Warner, Lolly Willowes (1926): a middle-aged spinster moves to a country village to escape her controlling relatives and takes up the practice of witchcraft.

Mary Stewart, Thornyhold (1988): a young woman inherits her dead cousin's house as well as her reputation among the local community as a witch. As she soon finds out, this is no normal community...

Shirley Jackson, We Have Always Lived in the Castle (1962): Merricat Blackwood lives alone with her older sister and their ailing uncle in a crumbling mansion after the rest of the family has been poisoned...

Sarah Waters, The Little Stranger (2009): a country doctor is called to Hundred Hall, home of the Ayres family, where a poltergeist seems to be in residence.

Shirley Jackson, The Haunting of Hill House (1959): An investigator of the occult assembles a group of people at Hill House in order to find evidence of supernatural phenomena. Soon, strange things start happening...

Libba Bray, The Diviners (2012): 1920s New York is haunted by the ghost of a fanatic serial killer; 17-year-old Evie and her friends have to use their psychic powers to stop him from committing more murders...

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  • Frauenlesen
  • Horror
  • Grusel
  • Hexen
  • Geistergeschichten
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Oct 3, 10:52 AM
Ich will alles lesen, kenne nur zwei Titel bislang.
Magda B.
Oct 3, 12:00 PM
Welche denn? Einige aus meiner Liste sind ja auch sehr obskur, da hab ich noch niemanden getroffen, die die auch gelesen hätte.
Oct 3, 1:53 PM
Jackson und Stewart