Hello, everyone! I know it’s technically the last day of September right now, but I’m so freaking excited for this post that I just had to go ahead and share it with you guys! It’s time for my…
October is my favorite month of all, because reasons – my birthday is the 16th, Halloween (duh!), and it’s such a cozy, eerie month. It’s literally my single favorite month for reading because it’s usually the best month of the year for me to sit outside with a sweater and a cup of cocoa or tea, and a nice thriller or horror novel.
For October, I always like to read mostly a big stack of horror and thrillers, so my co-admin and I over at Life & Lit decided to host a spooky event for the entire month of October: BOO!kish Bingo! If you’re interested, you can either go here and request to join the facebook group, or comment below and I’ll get you added!
I’m also partially participating in my friend Kathy’s OWNtober challenge, which is to focus on reading books you already own and haven’t gotten around to yet! You can read more and sign up for her challenge here. Some of my TBR for the month is comprised of ARCs or brand new pre-orders, so I’ll put an asterisk (*) beside the OWNtober titles.
To give you guys an idea of the bingo challenges, I’ll list each title below with the correlating challenge (and any other relevant info~)!
The Walking Dead, Vol 2 – book w/ a villain
The Doll House – book w/ a stalker (ARC, released 9.14.17)
*Sleepy Hollow and Other Short Stories – classic horror
The Innocence Treatment – sci/fi (ARC, releasing 10.17.17)
Alone – haunted house (ARC, releasing 11.7.17)
The Hanging Girl – magic (ARC, releasing 10.3.17)
The Hollow Girl – witches (ARC, releasing 10.10.17)
Strange Weather – popular horror author (ARC, releasing 10.24.17)
The Goblins of Bellwater – mythical creature (ARC, releasing 10.1.17)
*The Hearts We Sold – paranormal
The Hazel Wood – new to you author (ARC, releasing 1.30.18)
The Devils You Know – autumn vibes (ARC, releasing 10.3.17)
*House of Furies – eye candy
The Ravenous – zombies/infection (ARC, released 9.26.17)
One of Us is Lying – mystery
*Blue Lily, Lily Blue – free space
*Night Shift – film adaptation
*The Graveyard Book – middle grade horror
Frankenstein, Vol 1: Prodigal Son – book w/ a monster
*Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter – vampires
So, there you have it! My October TBR is a whopping 25 titles, and only two of them are graphic novels! A couple of them are short stories, though, and the thing that makes me feel most optimistic is that they’re almost all horror/thrillers, which I always breeze through much faster than, say, a big YA high fantasy novel. 😂