Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

In this sequel to Ransom Riggs’s debut novel, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Jacob travels to a war-desolated London with his peculiar friends to try to help Miss Peregrine and stop the hollows. Along the way they will discover more peculiars, some even animals, and a secret plan the hollows have been developing to…

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

As a child, Jacob was intrigued by the anecdotes his grandfather told of orphaned children with peculiar abilities who lived on an English isle, led by the pipe-smoking Miss Peregrine. Now sixteen, Jacob no longer believes in stories, but can’t deny a nightmarish image seen in the woods near his grandfather’s house, and the man’s…

The Sea House by Elisabeth Gifford

On the shores of Scotland is a sea house where two tales unravel. Ruth, who is renovating the house, and hiding from her past and found another: mermaid bones buried beneath the floorboards. Ruth’s mother drowned when her daughter was very young, leaving her orphaned. In an attempt to find a piece of her family…

Don’t Breathe a Word by Jennifer McMahon

Don’t Breathe a Word is an equally exciting and terrifying tale for anyone who’s ever believed in a fairy world, or the dark shadow man who lurks behind doors and at the corners of our vision.

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Jane Eyre is an orphaned governess who develops romantic feelings for her employer, Mr. Rochester, a man ensconced in tragedy. Sent away to an orphanage as a child by her cruel aunt, Jane’s attachments in life have been few. At Lowood, she gains a friend whose perspectives enable Jane to reign in her anger and…

In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

In a Dark, Dark Wood is a large house with glass walls, host to a “hen party” weekend that ends with Leonora Shaw in a hospital room. Narrated from her hospital room, Nora tries to piece together her memories and heal from the injuries of the last violent night in the isolated cabin. Nora hadn’t…

River Road by Carol Goodman

Nan Lewis is a creative writing professor at Acheron College in upstate New York. Tormented by the tragic death of their young daughter on the dangerous bend of River Road, her husband Evan left Nan to crawl inside a bottle every night. In the evenings after teaching, Nan still hides there from her writing, which…

Insomnia by Stephen King

Insomnia by Stephen King is very different from his other horror novels: less gruesome, gory, and terrifying, more supernatural and speculative. It will challenge any preconceived notions or beliefs you have about fate and chance, life and death, and everyone’s purpose and even powers in this world. A sleep-deprived elderly man named Ralph is susceptible…

The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

The Witch of Blackbird Pond is a Newberry Medal Award winner about a 17th century girl from Barbados, forced to move to Connecticut with her Aunt and Uncle. Though she has two female cousins close to her age, Kit finds the homespun, laborious Puritan life completely frigid compared to her childhood of warm beaches, endless…

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

“Last night I dreamed I went to Manderley again…” Rebecca is the greatest and most haunting Gothic novel, the one to which all others written since have been compared. Set in the English countryside in the 1920’s, in a mansion by the sea, Maxim de Winter lives with his much younger new bride, whose name…

Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers

What frontier man, in need of a sturdy, homemaking wife, would ever consider marrying the most expensive prostitute in town? Certainly not a resolute, guileless farmer who’s been saving himself for his future wife. But Michael Hosea, despite living in the hard frontier time of the California gold rush, is captivated by Angel, a prostitute…

Empty Mansions by Bill Dedman

Huguette Clark was probably the wealthiest woman whom history forgot. Heir to a copper fortune and raised in a mansion on Fifth Avenue of 42 rooms, with only four family members, and a father old enough to be her grandfather, it seems she was more than bound to become a least a little different from…