Let me start of this post with two little comics that I feel completely ‘get’ my feelings about Halloween.
Comics by the amazing Sarah Andersen.
Needless to say, I’m obsessed with Halloween. My birthday also falls on Halloween (YAY!), but honestly, I love celebrating Halloween so much more than my birthday.
So given this obsession of mine with all things Halloween, combined with the fact that I want to expand my reading horizons a bit, I’ve decided to participate in the Halloween Readathon. This is organized by Lauren @ Wonderless Reviews and runs from October 10th until October 31st. The readathon focuses on trillers, horrors and paranormal books – basically perfect books to get in the Halloween spirit!
Here’s my TBR:
Note: I am a huge mood reader so my TBR’s tend to fail spectacularly. (I consider them more like guidelines than actual rules, hah) So I ended up adding a few more books to the TBR than expected – this way I have some more options and can still switch things around a bit as my mood dictates…
(All banners are made by Lauren)
How To Hang A Witch by Adriana Mather
Okay, maybe not everyone will think this is a creepy cover. Maybe some of the other covers are more creepy. But I really wanted to read this one and I do feel like the cover is pretty creepy and fits the Halloween mood perfectly.
The Anna Dressed In Blood duology by Kendare Blake
This duology has received some high praise and it screams Halloween to me. The blurb gave me a slight ‘Supernatural’ feeling as well, so I think it will be perfect!
Stolen: A Letter To My Captor by Lucy Christopher.
Kidnappings and Stockholm Syndrome sound like a thriller to me.
Any of the books in this list – I read mostly in the evenings so these will all probably be read after sunset.
You by Caroline Kepnes
This is one I’ve been wanting to read for a while but I keep procrastinating because I think it will be super disturbing and I’m not sure if I’ll be able to finish it. But I think it’s a must read and perfect for this readathon, so I want to give it a try.
I’ll be leaving this one open so I can still choose a sixth book based on my mood (IF I get that far of course) and so I can maybe switch up some of the books I chose for the challenges, based on my mood.
Possibilities are: Half Bad by Sally Green (has witches so this counts as paranormal), The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins (counts as thriller), Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (counts as paranormal) or The Architect of Song by A.G. Howard (paranormal)