Publisher: <span>Penguin Books</span>

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

The Haunting of Hill House is more eerie than scary. Jackson’s writing is so tight and so descriptive in ways that make you think about ordinary things, like houses, differently. The plot itself is not outstanding, maybe because it’s almost become a template of haunted house stories. Three people, Eleanor, …

The How of Happiness by Sonja Lyubomirsky

I’ve been doing The Science of Well-Being class on Coursera, and one of the books the professor, Laurie Santos, mentioned was The How of Happiness by Sonja Lyubormirsky, so being the person that I am, I picked it up. According to Lyubomirsky, 50% of your happiness level is genetic, you …

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

Thanks to RIP and FrightFall, I tend to read a few scarier than usual books in October each year. It’s probably the one time of the year when I actually read horror books on purpose anymore. I read way more back in the days of Anne Rice’s vampires and witches, …

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