Berenice - Edgar Allan Poe I've read most of Poe's work at some time or other, having been a bit obsessed with him since early childhood, so I can't believe I hadn't read this one before. (I read it for Castle Macabre's Gothic September Poe Read Along.)

It's not my favorite of Poe's stories, and it took a little longer than usual for me to really get into it, but I enjoyed seeing how it all played out. I wasn't surprised by the teeth being pulled out, but I was somehow caught off guard by Berenice having been buried alive, and therefore being alive when Egaeus desecrated her grave and ripped out her teeth. Deliciously gothic and creepy, and one I'll certainly remember.