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
There’s Someone Inside Your House – teen horror
*Mary: The Summoning – orange/black cover
*Shutter – scary cover
*The Grownup – book w/ ghosts
*Intensity – book w/ a murderer
*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. ?
Lol my birthday is the 17th! I really want to read The Hearts We Sold this month too.
So close to matching, lol! 🙂 Happy early birthday!
That pumpkin is way too happy! Cracked me up.
MY BIRTHDAY IS THE 17TH WE ARE TWINS KINDA. and also YAY blue lily lily blue and the graveyard book!!!! two 5 stars for me please luv them!
OH MY GOD! I love it! And ngl I’m a little nervous about the graveyard book but if I don’t 5-star BLLB, please end my misery, because TRB and TDT were both SO GOOD
IF YOU THOUGHT THOSE WERE GOOD PREPARE YOURSELF BC BLLB IS…goddamn
That TBR is so impressive! And I am so excited to read The Hearts We Sold together this month! Happy October 1st, beautiful! ???
Thank you, love! I can’t wait! ❤
Great TBR, October is also my favourite month of the year.
Thank you! ❤❤
Your welcome ☺
That’s some cool spooky books you have there 🙂 ‘There’s someone inside your house’ – I used to love watching movies like that!! Thanks for linking to the challenges, I might join one or both of them 😀
Haha thank you! I’m really excited! I love horror books but since there aren’t many that get released throughout the rest of the year, and I’ve been focusing so heavily on ARCs, I feel like I haven’t gotten to read much horror at all this year, so I’m just cramming it all into October, haha!
Now if that isn’t a huge TBR, I don’t know what is, haha!
I thought about joining something Halloween-ish, but decided against it in the end. After setting myself fixed TBR’s for a couple of months now, I have that amazing need to just read what I feel like reading and not worry about ticking off challenges / prompts, haha.
Dude, I’m honestly so there for that!! I need to have a TBR-free month soon… or at least a more lax one. I’ve been having really structured TBRs the last few months and they’re fun but I’m getting ready for a laidback month. November will be mostly ARCs, and December will be finishing up some series, soooo… maybe January? Hahah
I’m literally having an “OWNTOBER FOR THE WIN”-party since I started reading my own books yesterday. Finished Mary Poppins already; reading Windfall now. It just feels AMAZING to go through my own books to pick my next read. I didn’t realize how much I’ve been missing that. :’)
November will be catching up on my reading goals / challenges; December will be about diverse books and January is.. Jam Jar-time. :’) Monthly challenges FTW.
I’m still wondering whether or not I’ll be able to get my physical TBR to 100.. Since I have like 10 more books coming my way that I haven’t even put on my owned-TBR on Goodreads.. What have I done. :’D
Oooh, nice! I bet! I honestly swear I don’t remember what it feels like to just browse my shelves and grab a book that sticks out to me lmao.
I don’t know if my physical TBR will ever get below 100… but at least I know in an apocalyptic situation, I’m SET on books!
It feels gooooooooooood. I started Harry Potter and the Cursed Child last night and already finished it this morning, haha. Now I am kind of.. damned because I was actually going to finish it during my lunch break – since the #GetGraphic readathon starts tonight.. And now I have.. nothing to read.. All because I couldn’t control myself and started reading this morning. Oops. :’D
Haha! Aren’t we all?! I’m definitely trying to get there, but I’m doubting it’ll work out.. Oh well; they can’t say I didn’t try. :’D
Bahah I know how that goes! You’ve always gotta have a backup book. 😉
I ended up downloading a random book on my Kindle-app, but I really didn’t get into it all that much. We’ll see whether or not I’ll end up reading it eventually. :’)
So many tempting books on your TBR this month. The Graveyard Book is one of my favorite Neil Gaiman books. I hope you enjoy it. I just starting The Hollow Girl last night and can’t wait to continue later this evening. Enjoy all the creepy books!
Oooh, yay! I’m glad to hear it’s caught your interest. I think I’ll start it as soon as I finish my current ebook read, The Goblins of Bellwater. It might sound odd, but I try to limit myself to one ebook at a time – especially when my TBR is mostly comprised of print titles like this month’s is. Happy reading! ❤❤
25 books???? :O :O very ambitious haha! hope you manage to read all of those!
Thank you!! I really hope so too! I’m not feeling so confident now that it’s October 6th (as of 38 minutes ago, here) and I’ve only finished two, lol!
you never know how the month unfolds ? you still have time ?
Wow! What a list! I don’t read a lot of horror but Stephen King is one of my favorite authors and it looks like I now have quite a few more books to add to my TBR lol 🙂 Great list and good luck with your October challenges!
Oooh, yay! 😀 I love adding to people’s TBRs lmao. It makes me not feel so bad about mine being so ginormous. 😉 ❤ Thanks! Happy reading!
Oh don’t feel bad. Mine is absolutely huge! Although, I look at every unread book I have as part of my TBR (that includes 2000+ in my Kindle library). Maybe I need to just start making smaller TBRs lol.
Oh my gosh! Yours is even bigger than mine, and that almost never happens when I compare TBRs with people hahaha! Kudos and good luck! 😀
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