The Haunting of Hill House

Author: Shirley Jackson Type: Fiction, novel Published: 1959 I read it: October 2017 “Let us go and open doors,” says Theodora, the livelier of the two women invited to stay at Hill House. The other is Eleanor, the lonely protagonist, and they are joined by two men, Luke (who will inherit the property) and Dr.…

We Have Always Lived in the Castle

Author: Shirley Jackson Type: Fiction, novel Published: 1962 I read it: September 2015 “I can’t help it when people are frightened; I always want to frighten them more.” Merricat is a woman of 18 who is stuck in a perpetual adolescence—mired in the mental trauma of the age when her family died. Well, when her…