Well, Wikipedia defines ‘Paranormal’ as
Events that are purported phenomena described in popular culture, folk, and other non-scientific bodies of knowledge, whose existence within these contexts is described to lie beyond normal experience or scientific explanation.
And ‘stories’ means just stories.
Now, the twist in here is the books that will show you a psychological angle to a paranormal story. Books that will make you believe that it’s a paranormal but also provides you with a psychological side to you. So here are the 3 books of the type I just mentioned above:
A Head Full of Ghosts: A Novel
by Paul Tremblay
Opening Lines: “THIS MUST BE so difficult for you, Meredith.”
Page Count: 320 pages
Publisher: William Morrow
Publication Date: June 2nd, 2015
“On the morning of the exorcism, I stayed home from school.”
A creepy and mind-boggling book with a very unexpected twist in the end. Trust me, if you’re one of those amazing people who love reading a psychological thriller then you’re definitely gonna love this book.
My Rating: 4/5 stars
Attack Of The Unsinkable Rubber Ducks
by Christopher Brookmyre
Opening Lines: Do you believe in ghosts?
Page Count: 416 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publication Date: February 10th, 2007
“No testimony is sufficient to establish a miracle, unless the testimony is of such a kind, that its falsehood would be more miraculous than the fact which it endeavors to establish.”
An absorbing thriller with a lot of suspense, twists/turns, and evil villains. Also, it makes you laugh out loud. It’s about those who are determined to believe in things, no matter how much evidence to the contrary they are presented with.
My Rating: 4.5/5 stars
The House on Tradd Street
by Karen White
Opening Lines: Pewter reflections of scarlet hibiscus colored the dirt-smudged windows of the old house, like happy memories of youth trapped inside the shell of an old man.
Page Count: 352 pages
Publication Date: November 4th, 2008
“Because a garden is the heart of a house, where love is the seed and the dark earth like a mother who nurtures her saplings until they bloom, and then waits for them with furrowed arms to return. It is the story told again and again from my garden: from dust, we begin, and to dust, we will return again.”
I haven’t read this book but I have heard a lot about it from others. It’s some mystery novel with HOUSE as the major theme of the book. Well, I’m gonna read it and review it soon 🙂
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Do let us know if we missed something up here or if there’s a book that you don’t think should have been here, in the comments below!