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Modern Gothic

Take a haunted house/castle/garden, throw in some supernatural elements, maybe a family curse or two, a young girl or woman, possibly some romance, maybe even a little time travel and what do you get? I'm calling it "modern gothic."

(Modern gothic time frame=books originally published from 1900 to the present)
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message 1: by Atikah (new)

Atikah Wahid Why is Lovely Bones a part of this list? It has some fantasy elements, sure, but it's far from gothic, imo.


message 2: by Demoness (new)

Demoness Tenebrae I found some great books here but TWILIGHT SERIES??? REALLY??? Oh, please, that's not modern gothic, that's not even a good young adult.


message 3: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Under The Tuscan Sun doesn't strike me as gothic and neither does The Book Thief.


message 4: by Grace (new)

Grace Good list however inclusion of some titles questionable - such as The Disappearance of Esme Lennox, which is far from a gothic tale.


message 5: by Kara (new)

Kara Caroline wrote: "No one has noticed that some of these are not "modern" Gothic, just Gothic? As in, were written during the literal Gothic period, either in England, America, or elsewhere."

Ha! I was thinking the exact same thing!!! Some of my top gothic romances are on the list...not so modern...


message 6: by Beth (last edited Sep 13, 2014 07:18AM) (new)

Beth I was excited to find this list but a lot of these books don't fit the description.


Erin *Proud Book Hoarder* Yeah this list is suffering from people who aren't classing the fiction right.


message 8: by Abi (new)

Abi Ainley Some of these aren't quite "modern gothic" but I don't have a problem filtering through them as there seem to be quite a few interesting books in this list :)


message 9: by Nea (new)

Nea The Poisonwood Bible?! Really? What's gothic about that?


message 10: by Rach (new)

Rach FOLLOWING- this is a great list. Some don't really pertain or fit what I would call gothic but otherwise a good source.


message 11: by Alexa (new)

Alexa "Naps" Snow nice. finally not erotica in castles but actual books


message 12: by ❀⊱RoryReads⊰❀ (last edited Aug 29, 2016 12:21PM) (new)

❀⊱RoryReads⊰❀ I've cleaned this list up to better reflect the description. I hope this makes it more helpful to those looking for Gothic stories.


message 13: by Ewan (new)

Ewan Do try Gibbous House, it is most definitely Gothic.
Gibbous House
https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Books/Gibb...


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