So I was at the library and shelving some books when I came across The Inn at Half Moon Bay by Diane Tyrell. It was described as a Gothic novel and I thought Catherine Morland would totally read this.
So if it is something she would read, I need to read it.
So then I started thinking about all the other book Catherine Morland would read. Like Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, Frankestein, etc. All the books mentioned in Northanger Abbey and ones that were published at the time and after.
I then thought, oh it would be nice of I could review this on my blog and the other books.
Why not start a new series, Catherine Moreland’s Reading List? Here I would review books that Catherine Morland would read: Gothic novels.
I know, I know-haven’t I already started two other series recently?
Not to mention all the Austen remakes I have listed out to review?
Yes, but you know me. I like to challenge myself.
Yeah, plus you know I love to read.
So books on this list are going to be Gothic novels. For those wondering what classifies a book as a Gothic Novel, here is the definition.
Gothic fiction, which is largely known by the subgenre of Gothic horror, is a genre or mode of literature and film that combines fiction and horror, death, and at times romance.
So some of these books I have already reviewed, and the rest are what I plan on doing in the future.
A Long Fatal Love Chase by Louisa May Alcott
The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
The Poison Diaries by The Duchess of Northumberland
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Rebecca by Daphne du Marier
Dracula in Love by Karen Essex
The House of Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
The Necromancer, or The Tale of the Black Forest by Karl Friedrich Kahlert
Secrets of the Heart (The Ravensmoore Chronicles #1) by Jillian Kent
The Midnight Bell by Francis Lathom
The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
The Monk by Matthew Lewis
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
The Distant Hours by Kate Morton
The Mysterious Warning by Eliza Parsons
“The Murders in the Rue Morgue” from The Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allen Poe
“The Tell-Tale Heart” from The Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allen Poe
The Italian by Ann Radcliffe
The Old English Baron by Clara Reeve
Clermont by Regina Maria Roche
Cat Burglar Black by Richard Sala
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
The Orphan of the Rhine by Eleanor Sleath
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Dracula by Bram Stoker
The Inn at Half Moon Bay by Diane Tyrell
For more Gothic Novels, go to Book Club Picks: Wuthering Heights
For more book lists, go to The Retellings Strike Back: Pride & Prejudice, cont.
What a great idea! I’m looking forward to your reviews. I’ve only read a couple of the books on this list: Rebecca, Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, and Frankenstein. I love Rebecca and Jane Eyre, and I have an appreciation for Wuthering Heights. As for Frankenstein, I read it when I was in school, and I can’t remember what I thought of it!
Thank you, I hope I don’t disappoint.