Bookworms know that after a long week, there are few things better than checking out of the real world and checking into the world of a novel. If you want to forget about your troubles this weekend by diving into someone else's, try one of these classic horror novels you can finish in a single sitting. They are just long enough to pull you in, but short enough where you won't spend the whole weekend quivering in fear.
There are few forms of escapism more effective than horror novels. There is just something about their hair-raising suspense, their terrifying (and often unseen antagonists), and their shocking plot twists that completely distract readers from whatever is happening around them. The only problem? A lot of the best horror novels are usually long — really, really long. Take for example Stephen King's beloved The Shining, which spans a whopping 688 pages, or his creepy yet beloved It, which exceeds 1,100 pages. Even Bram Stoker's famous vampire novel Dracula clocks in at 512, but fear not, there are plenty of shorter classic horror books that won't take an entire month to get through.
Ready to scare yourself silly this weekend? Then pick up one of these five classic horror novels that are short enough to finish in a single sitting.