I know quite a few people who get really into the Halloween holiday. While I enjoy everyone’s fun in it, and I enjoy the candy that flows through my house, I don’t participate that much. I just like to sit back and watch, if you get what I mean.
This month, though, I’m trying to read a lot of horror/paranormal/spooky in general books to get in the Halloween mood. Below, you’ll find my TBR for this month!
Since it’s already partway through the month, I’ve already read some of these, and have a pretty solid idea of the other ones I want to read. The first four books are the one’s that I’ve already read.
Halloween Read #1: The Darkdeep by Ally Condie and Brendan Reichs
I was quite disappointed with this one, mainly because the summary was kind of misleading and the writing wasn’t that good (I was honestly expecting better considering both of these authors are well known in the YA community). The characters were also fairly bland. Other than that, the story was spooky that fit the Halloween season perfectly.
Halloween Read #2: The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
Once again, kinda disappointing, but the spookiness level was up from The Darkdeep. This story had witches, murder mysteries, and some terrifyingly bad romance, but I loved the story behind the curse, as well as the witches themselves.
Halloween Read #3: The Case of the Zodiac Killer by Michael Morford and Michael Ferguson
I’ve always been a sucker for true crime stories, so I figured a good addition to this marathon would be some terrifying real life stories. And let me tell you–this one was creepy. Zodiac as a persona was terrifying, so just wondering who the actual person was freaks me out. While the transcript itself was boring to read, and slightly homophobic, I still found myself unable to put this book down.
Halloween Read #4: Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson
I’ve been meaning to read this book forever, especially because a lot of friends have said good things. Zombies and witches sounded perfect for Halloween, so I finally read it. And I have to say, it was the perfect read. Spooky and witchy, it delivered on everything promised.
For the rest of these, I hope to finish them before the end of the month. They might end up varying from what I put here, but I will promise that I’m going to be reading exclusively spooky books this month, because that’s what I’m in the mood for. Tell me what you think for the books below!
Halloween Read #5: The Owls Have Come to Take Us Away by Ronald L. Smith
I got an ARC on this based on the fact that it was about aliens. I love aliens, alien movies, alien books. It sounded interesting based on the summary, so I requested the ARC and here I am. I’m so excited to get into this one. Also, look at that cover! I love how the branches make out the face of an alien, and how the owl at the top hints to the rest of the book.
Halloween Read #6: Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand
A lot of friends have told me that this one is a really good horror novel. I wasn’t sure if I would read it, based on who the author is and my indifference to her other book, Furyborn. Despite this, I’m still gonna trust my friends, and dive into this one ASAP.
Halloween Read #7: The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
This is one of the reads that I’m unsure of. I may replace this one with Sadie by Courtney Summers depending on how I feel, but I’m still interested in reading it. I’ve heard really spooky things about it, and also read that it’s a good Halloween read, so I may end up reading this one, or both it and Sadie. Let me know what you think!
Halloween Read #8: The Hollow Girl by Hillary Monahan
I’ve had this book on my TBR since before it was out, but that’s probably because I follow the author on Twitter. I’ve also heard some amazing things about it and the angry witches within it’s pages. I know it might be a heavy read, though, which is why it’s at the bottom of this list.
Are y’all planning on reading anything special for Halloween? What is it? Have you read the books I’m going to read? Let me know what you thought!
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