4 Books You Should Read this October if You’re a Fan of Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’

From the novel that inspired ‘Dracula’ to a few modern takes on the tale, here are 4 recommendations for your Halloween reading list

Kitty Williams
The Book Cafe

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My spooky season reading stack — image via author

Spooky season is officially here, and one of the things I enjoy most about this time of year is curling up with a scary story on a dark and cloudy night when the full moon is hiding behind a veil of and mist and clouds. That’s not just me, right?

Bram Stoker’s classic novel Dracula is one of my favorites to revisit each year, but I’ve recently discovered some related reads including a few modern takes on the Dracula tale as well as the classic that inspired it.

So, grab your cardigan, your coziest blanket, and some Halloween candy, and let’s take a look at some spine-tingling reads for the next dark and stormy night.

1.) Carmilla by Sheridan Le Fanu

Carmilla was published by Irish writer Sheridan Le Fanu in 1872, a full 26 years before Bram Stoker’s classic novel Dracula. A classic in its own right, Carmilla is billed as “the original vampire story, steeped in sexual tensions and gothic romance” that went on to inspire Stoker’s Dracula and Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles.

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Kitty Williams
The Book Cafe

writer of sad poetry & essays on feminism, politics, LGBTQ, religion & whatever else I feel like. bookworm, stargazer, daydreamer & devoted mom to fur babies