Hello, book lovers! 💕
I am so excited for this TBR because all of these books will put me in the Halloween spirit. And for some reason, I’m even more excited for Halloween this year than any other previous years. I don’t know why. Maybe because I get to watch all the Halloween movies; maybe it’s because there’s a Halloween update in Animal Crossing: New Horizons that is getting me excited. Or maybe it’s just that it’s finally fall, and I can enjoy the crisp weather under some blankets with a hot cup of coffee or tea while either reading, playing Animal Crossing, or watching Halloween movies.
All of these books are spooky in some way. But I’m not a fan of horror, so the extent of the spookiness is just kind of creepy or eerie. Nothing that will keep me up at night or give me nightmares. I honestly don’t understand how people could read or watch those types of things for fun.
I don’t have a lot of books on this list, mainly because I don’t want to pressure myself to read a lot. I have other things that I want to do too this month, including a couple month-long drawing prompts I found on Instagram. I really want to do more drawing and get better at that, so there might be quite a few audiobooks in my wrap up at the end of October.
But anyway, let’s get onto the books I’ll be trying to get to this month!
I’ll start off with the book that I’m currently reading, which is The House in the Cerulean Sea by R.J. Klune. I started it at the end of September, and I wasn’t sure if I was going to finish it by the time October came around. And I didn’t. I’m over 200 pages into it, and I’m absolutely loving it. But I’m trying to take my time with it. But I also just want to keep reading. It deserves all the hype that it gets, and I don’t know what took me so long to pick it up.
The next book I plan on reading this month is If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio. I don’t know much about this book other than the fact that it involves some kind of murder mystery. And the cover itself just screams Halloween.
But I didn’t know about this book until I watched Riley Marie’s fall recommendations video on BookTube (I know I’ve mentioned her a bunch in the last few posts – I’m sorry). This is something that I don’t normally read, so I’m curious to know what I end up thinking about it. I’m really hoping to like it.
I’ve mentioned the next book on this list a few times in previous posts, and it’s one that I’m really excited about because it’s by one of my favorite authors. And that book is Now Entering Addamsville by Francesca Zappia. I didn’t know she had written another book until I did the Author Appreciation post for her a few months back, but I automatically knew I needed to read it. And the premise is one that has October read all over it. It deals with ghost stories and mysteries and uncovering a killer.
Earlier this year, I had gotten The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James in my Book of the Month subscription. I haven’t gotten around to reading it, and I know that when I first got it, I wanted to read it in October. It’s a suspense thriller, which is something I don’t normally read. (Do we sense a pattern here with these books this month?) But I do want to get out of my comfort zone a bit when it comes to my reading. I feel like I read the same kind of thing all the time, and this one should be interesting. It’s about some kind of mystery in a hotel; I’m not sure if it’s haunted or what, but I’m curious to find out.
The last book I have on my list I plan on reading the weekend of Halloween. It’s short, and it’s perfect to read in one sitting on the night before Halloween. That book is The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury. A lot of you guys have told me in the comments that this is a great book for Halloween. And I”m excited to read it. It takes place on Halloween and from what I understand, it deals with the history of the holiday. Which just sounds like a good time to me.
It also kind of reminds me of The Nightmare Before Christmas, though I think that that movie is actually inspired by this book.
So there you have it. Those are the books that I plan to read this month. Like I mentioned, I didn’t put a lot of books on this list because I don’t want to pressure myself in reading a lot of books. Plus, 5 seems to be my average that I read in a month.
What are some books you plan on reading this month? Are you reading any spooky books? I’d love to discuss them in the comments below!
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