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The 29 Best Dark Academia Books

Dark Academia is a subculture that glorifies the beauty of knowledge, literature, and art, often with a gothic or melancholic twist. The genre's popularity has skyrocketed in recent years, inspiring a new wave of novels that explore the dark, intellectual, and sometimes macabre themes of the movement.

From murder mysteries to haunting coming-of-age stories, the best Dark Academia books offer a unique and captivating reading experience. In this list of 29 best Dark Academia books, we will take you on a journey through some of the most thought-provoking and enthralling reads that will satiate your inner intellectual and give you a glimpse into the world of the subculture.

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  • Frankenstein: The 1818 TextFrankenstein: The 1818 Text
  • Wuthering HeightsWuthering Heights
  • Jane EyreJane Eyre
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. HydeDr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • The Picture of Dorian GrayThe Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Dead Poets SocietyDead Poets Society
  • DraculaDracula
  • The Secret HistoryThe Secret History
  • The HistorianThe Historian
  • Never Let Me GoNever Let Me Go
  • The Song of AchillesThe Song of Achilles
  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children #1)Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children #1)
  • The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1)The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1)
  • The GoldfinchThe Goldfinch
  • Vicious (Villains #1)Vicious (Villains #1)
  • Six of Crows (Six of Crows #1)Six of Crows (Six of Crows #1)
  • If We Were VillainsIf We Were Villains
  • Truly Devious (Truly Devious #1)Truly Devious (Truly Devious #1)
  • The Starless SeaThe Starless Sea
  • BunnyBunny
  • Ninth House (Alex Stern, #1)Ninth House (Alex Stern, #1)
  • PiranesiPiranesi
  • My Dark VanessaMy Dark Vanessa
  • These Violent DelightsThese Violent Delights
  • A Deadly Education (The Scholomance #1)A Deadly Education (The Scholomance #1)
  • The Atlas Six (Atlas #1)The Atlas Six (Atlas #1)
  • A Lesson in VengeanceA Lesson in Vengeance
  • Ace of SpadesAce of Spades
  • Babel: An Arcane HistoryBabel: An Arcane History
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