Best Shirley Jackson Books

1. The Haunting of Hill House (1959): This classic horror novel tells the story of four people who stay in the mysterious Hill House for a weekend, only to find out that the house has a sinister agenda of its own.

2. We Have Always Lived in the Castle (1962): This psychological thriller follows the life of two sisters living in a rural castle, as they try to cope with the ostracism from their village and the memory of a family tragedy.

3. The Lottery (1948): This iconic short story is a parable about the dangers of blindly following tradition and groupthink.

4. The Bird’s Nest (1954): This psychological thriller follows a man who begins to suffer from a strange affliction that makes him believe he is living in two separate lives.

5. Life Among the Savages (1953): This humorous memoir follows Jackson’s life as a wife and mother of four children, as she manages to keep her sanity in the midst of chaos.

6. Hangsaman (1951): This novel follows a college student who seems to be losing her mind, as she is haunted by visions and strange occurrences.

7. The Magic of Shirley Jackson (2016): This collection of short stories includes some of Jackson’s best works, such as “The Lottery” and “The Possibility of Evil”.