7 Modern Gothic Books for your withering soul

Modern gothic to me aligns with dark academia, except its setting can go beyond those of an intellectual institution's. Even so, I tend to find modern gothic tales not quite as beguiling as those of the Brontes' or du Maurier.

Dark Academia, but make it Arab

There's no doubt the dark academia aesthetic is appealing to many intellectuals. But at its core, it includes mostly WASPs - White, Anglo-Saxon, Protestant. However, the trend is moving towards inclusion, and with my love of all things dark and elite (in books), here's a (short) list of Arab Dark Academia books, since the subgenre is so limited.