January 26, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday- FREEBIE! Top Ten Gothic Novels I Need To Read


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature/meme hosted here at The Broke and the Bookish. The topic for this week is a freebie so I chose top ten Gothic novels I need to read.

I chose this topic because I LOVE Gothic novels, but here lately I have been thinking about the genre and wondering if there are any left that I haven't read. There is and more than ten of them! So here are my top ten Gothic novels I need to read.

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1. The Phantom of the Opera By: Gaston Leroux


2. The Woman in White By: Wilkie Collins


3. The Monk By: Matthew Gregory Lewis


4. Uncle Silas By: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu


5. The Castle of Otranto By: Horace Walpole


6. The Vampyre By: John William Polidori


7. Varney the Vampire By: James Malcolm Rymer


8. The Mysteries of Udolpho By: Ann Radcliffe


9. The Hunchback of Notre Dame By:Victor Hugo


10. The Thirteenth Tale By: Diane Setterfield



Honorable Mention-

Northhanger Abbey By: Jane Austen


Do you like Gothic novels as well? Have you read any of these novels?


36 comments:

  1. I can't say I've ever read a Gothic novel. I'm not even sure if I'm a fan. I do like books with vampires so there's that. Something to think about. I did always want to read Frankenstein is that even a gothic novel?!

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    1. Yes! Frankenstein is definitely a gothic novel. I recommend at least giving one a try. :)

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  2. This is terrible to say, but I've never read a gothic novel! I have to fix that soon! Great list!

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    1. I say definitely try one at some point and see. You never know, maybe you will like them!

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  3. The Phantom of the Opera is great! i read it though because I saw the movie first and loved it! Hope you get around to it soon! happy reading!
    Emily @ www.rabbitholereviews.com

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    1. I hope so too! I sure do love the musical.

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  4. The Thirteenth Tale is amazing! Definitely read that one. It is full of intrigue and mystery.

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    1. Ooo that's good to know! It's been on my to read list for years, but every time I go shopping I seem to forget about it. :/

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  5. Oooh so many I still need/want to read! I do love Northanger Abbey!!

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT!

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    1. Northanger Abbey sure does look good! But since I didn't care for P&P, I'm kind of scared to try this one lol. :)

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  6. Another one you need to read (if you haven't) is Strands of Bronze and Gold! My TTT

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    1. I don't think I've heard of that one. I'll definitely have to look into it. Thanks!

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  7. OOoh nice topic and picks! Haven't read any of these! Hope you get to read and enjoy them soon!

    Thanks for visiting my TTT post!

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    1. Thanks! I hope so too. I enjoy the gothic genre so much. :)

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  8. I don't think I've ever read a gothic novel but some of those covers are so evocative! They really have atmosphere- which I guess would be a key component of a gothic? Great list!

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    1. Yes, they all definitely do have atmosphere. I love it. Gothic novels are so great for that. :D

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  9. I've only read #9 on this list. Hope you get to read these soon!

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  10. Phantom of the Opera is SO freaking good! I highly recommend reading that one! :D

    Here are my Top Ten!

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    1. Oh good to know! I own it, but I just haven't read it yet. :/

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  11. This is one creepy list. ;)
    I have Northanger Abbey, The Phantom of the Opera, and The Thirteenth Tale on my TBR as well. I hope you get to read them.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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    1. Thanks! I hope you get to read them as well!

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  12. Ooo, great list! I don't read nearly enough Gothic novels. I do love The Phantom of the Opera though. :D Lovely choices, Erin!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. I definitely need to read The Phantom of the Opera. I love the musical so I need to at least give it a shot!

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  13. Wow! It's nice that you introduced me to this type of novels because I didn't know about Gothic! Thanks!

    I kinda liked the sound of The Thirteenth Tale :D

    Laura @ psilovethatbook

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    1. Oh wow that's awesome! I hope that if you read some gothic novels that you enjoy it. :D

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  14. Great topic! The Castle of Otranto, The Monk, and The Vampyre are all great! I would also recommend The Beetle by Richard Marsh, if you haven't already read it that is. :)

    Check out my TTT.

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    1. Oh that's good to know! No, I haven't read The Beetle yet. I would like to though.

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  15. What a great list! I can't say that I've read any gothic novels but I've wanted to for a long time and since I already love Phantom of the Opera musical it might just be the place to start :D happy reading

    Enchanted by YA

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    1. That may be a great place to start! Definitely give the genre a shot. :D

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  16. I do enjoy them, and so does my son. This is a great list. I haven't read the newer ones.

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    1. Oh that's awesome! Gothic is such a great genre. :)

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  17. I think gothic books are so interesting. I have not read any of these, though! Do you like vampires? If so, you really would enjoy The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa. Even if you don't like vampires, I suggest you look it up and see if the blurb is interesting. :-)
    -Amy

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    1. I love vampire novels! I'll definitely have to look that one up. Thanks. :D

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