Re: I need suggestions
Dunno if it will be everyone's cup of tea, but Matthew Lewis's The Monk is fantastic! Pretty much the first gothic novel and laid the ground work for many to come.
It's a faustian tale of a holier than though pious monk's spectacular fall from grace. In equal measure's creepy, filthy, shocking and spooky.
A word of warning, it can be a hard read when you first start, but one you find the rhythm your rocking n rolling!
When it was released it caused a bit of a public uproar.
Worth it, and really should have a proper film made of it.