College Reading List Scary Stories

Scary Stories on the College Reading List

Updated 10/25/2018

Do you want to fit in a couple of scary stories, but feel like you can’t take time out from school work? We’re here for you. Justify indulging in a fun read by choosing a classic that’s likely to show up on a college reading list.

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What’s that you say? Enablers? Nah. Truly, we’d be remiss if we didn’t encourage college reading readiness. We’re nothing if not great encouragers when it comes to reading. It’s a public service, really.

Now would be an excellent time to catch up on some college-level books.

Have you missed any of these works?

If you have missed the classic “Dracula,” download the free Kindle version today. It’s a must-read!

Mary Shelly’s “Frankenstein” is one of the best reads you can find, Halloween or not.
the best of poe No one beats Poe for terrifying scene-setting, and The Best of Poe certainly includes such works as The Tell-Tale Heart, The Raven, and The Cask of Amontillado. Experience a master of the dark.
dr jekyll mr hyde book If the extent of your knowledge of “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” stops with the old Bugs Bunny cartoon, buckle up for an adventure in psychology. Bonus: It’s a quick read!
Murder, ghosts, madness — Shakespeare’s got ’em all. You can’t go wrong having the tragedies read before you wind up in British Lit at college.


Of course, if your tastes run more to videos or if your brain just needs a bit of a break, you can always get into a haunted mood by watching a good — or not so good — scary flick. Enjoy!

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