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Top Ten Tuesday: Modern Gothic Fiction

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is a Halloween/Creepy FreebieLast Hallows Eve, my TTT post was about Classic Gothic Literature and this year I have chosen Modern Gothic Fiction.

Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews


This is a creepy and disturbing novel about four children who are locked away in an attic. The book is controversial because of its taboo subject matter.

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind


A dark story about an obsessive killer who is on the quest for a perfect perfume. It’s a unique novel which explores the sense of smell.

Carrie by Stephen King


Stephen King’s first novel is about Carrie, a social outcast who exacts revenge on her bullies. This is a classic horror tale which has some pretty gory scenes.

The Woman in Black by Susan Hill

The Woman in Black

The Woman in Black is a spooky and macabre ghost story. I also recommend the play adaptation which is even more chilling.

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier


Rebecca is on my TBR. I’ve heard great things about this gothic novel which features mystery, suspense and romance.

Have you read any of these modern gothic books? Let me know in the comments and feel free to link your Top Ten Tuesday post!

9 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Modern Gothic Fiction

    1. Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed Rebecca and Carrie. Same here, I’ve only read one novel by Stephen King and I’d also like to read My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier.


  1. Carrie and Rebecca are also two modern Gothic favorites of mine. I haven’t read Flowers in the Attic, but I’ve recently come across a few good reviews and might have to check it out.

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    1. I’m happy to hear that you like Carrie and Rebecca! Flowers in the Attic has a reputation, but I found it enthralling and read all of the books in the series. Hope you get a chance to check it out!

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  2. great post! I’ve heard of Rebecca too and I’ve wanted to read it for a while, apparently its really really good! These are such great reviews, thanks for posting this I’m really interesting to read some of these books now!

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