Autumn is almost upon us! Fall is my favorite time of year, and it always makes me crave books that are spooky, thrillers, or paranormal (even more so than usual, anyways)!
I have so many unread horror/thriller/paranormal books on my shelves that I knew I wanted to try and work on my backlist as much as possible for the rest of the year, which gave me an idea: why not make a fall-themed TBR jar, just for the next few months?
Then, I had an even better idea… why not make it a seasonal series?
At the end of each season, I’ll be making a TBR jar specifically catered to the following season! I think this will just be such a fun way to help myself work on my backlist, and you guys will get to see what I’ve pulled from the jar at the end of each month.
If you’re interested in watching this all unfold, please follow me on Twitter (@howlinglibrary, or click here), where I’ll be sure to post updates each time I pull a title from the jar throughout the season!
As you can see, I felt it was necessary to procure an appropriately seasonal vessel… (who are we kidding, I’m just going to use this year ’round anyways)
What’s in the Jar?!
I don’t plan for each TBR jar to be nearly this full, but I’m really excited about fall reads, so this first list is pretty hefty!
title color-coding key:
red = horror (including “scary sci-fi”)
blue = thriller
purple = paranormal
- Adams, John Joseph — By Blood We Live
- Adams, John Joseph — The Living Dead
- Adams, John Joseph — Wastelands
- Adams, John Joseph — What the @#&% is That?
- Aguirre, Ann — Enclave
- Ahlborn, Ania — Apart in the Dark
- Ahlborn, Ania — The Bird Eater
- Alameda, Courtney — Shutter
- Balog, Cyn — Alone
- Barker, Clive — Books of Blood, vol. 1
- Bishop, Anne — Written in Red
- Black, Holly — The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
- Blake, Kendare — Anna Dressed in Blood
- Bracken, Alexandra — The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding
- Brhel, John — Corpse Cold
- Brockmeyer, Matthew V. — Kind Nepenthe
- Burke, Kealan Patrick — Kin
- Burke, Kealan Patrick — Sour Candy
- Chupeco, Rin — The Bone Witch
- Coates, Darcy — Craven Manor
- Coates, Darcy — Dead Lake
- Coates, Darcy — The Carrow Haunt
- Coates, Darcy — The Folcroft Ghosts
- Coates, Darcy — The House Next Door
- Cubed, Magen — I Felt Their Teeth in My Bones
- Cutter, Nick — Little Heaven
- Cutter, Nick — The Deep
- Cutter, Nick — The Troop
- Darnielle, John — Universal Harvester
- Datlow, Ellen — The Doll Collection
- Ernshaw, Shea — The Wicked Deep
- Flynn, Gillian — Dark Places
- Flynn, Gillian — Sharp Objects
- Gaiman, Neil — The Graveyard Book
- Garcia, Kami — Beautiful Creatures
- Grant, Mira — Kingdom of Needle and Bone
- Grant, Mira — Rolling in the Deep
- Griffin, Bethany — The Fall
- Guilin, Peadar O — The Call
- Hendricks, Greer — An Anonymous Girl
- Hendrix, Grady — Horrorstor
- Hendrix, Grady — My Best Friend’s Exorcism
- Henry, Christina — Alice
- Henry, Christina — Lost Boy
- Heuvelt, Thomas Olde — Hex
- Hill, Joe — NOS4A2
- Hill, Joe — The Fireman
- Hill, Joe — Throttle
- Janz, Jonathan — Children of the Dark
- Jones, Stephen — Best New Horror, vol. 25
- Jones, Stephen Graham — Mapping the Interior
- Kagawa, Julie — The Immortal Rules
- Khaw, Cassandra — Hammers on Bone
- King, Stephen — Everything’s Eventual
- King, Stephen — The Bazaar of Bad Dreams
- Koontz, Dean — Intensity
- Krueger, Paul — Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge
- Kurtagich, Dawn — And the Trees Crept In
- Laymon, Richard — The Woods are Dark
- Little, Bentley — The Haunted
- Little, Bentley — The House
- Lo, Malinda — A Line in the Dark
- Lukavics, Amy — Daughters Unto Devils
- MacLeod, Bracken — Stranded
- Malerman, Josh — Bird Box
- Matheson, Richard — Hell House
- Mead, Richelle — Vampire Academy
- Monahan, Hillary — The Hollow Girl
- Moning, Karen Marie — Darkfever
- Nevill, Adam — Some Will Not Sleep
- Nevill, Adam — The House of Small Shadows
- Oakes, Stephanie — The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly
- Palahniuk, Chuck — Haunted
- Pessl, Marisha — Neverworld Wake
- Pessl, Marisha — Night Film
- Plum, Amy — Dreamfall
- Rio, M. L. — If We Were Villains
- Roux, Madeleine — Asylum
- Roux, Madeleine — House of Furies
- Ryan, Carrie — The Forest of Hands and Teeth
- Schaeffer, Rebecca — Not Even Bones
- Schwab, Victoria — The Archived
- Seltzer, David — The Omen
- Sirowy, Alexandra — The Creeping
- Slaughter, Karin — Pretty Girls
- Smith, Ronald L. — The Owls Have Come to Take Us Away
- Stine, R. L. — Don’t Stay Up Late
- Stine, R. L. — The Betrayal
- Stine, R. L. — You May Now Kill the Bride
- Straub, Peter — Ghost Story
- Stroud, Jonathan — The Screaming Staircase
- Thalassa, Laura — Pestilence
- Tremblay, Paul — The Cabin at the End of the World
- Verano, M. — The Diary of a Haunting
- Wallenfels, Stephen — Bad Call
- Ward, J. R. — Dark Lover
- Ware, Ruth — The Death of Mrs. Westaway
- Ware, Ruth — The Woman in Cabin 10
- Wesolowski, Matt — Six Stories
- Witherow, Elias — The Black Farm
I am so excited for the fall and all the spooky reads. I love this idea so much and have several creepy reads on my shelf that I still haven’t picked up. But all the new releases like Sadie and Not Even Bones are calling to me. I hope whatever you pick up is deliciously creepy.
Thank you! 🙂 I hope you have lots of phenomenal spooky reads this fall. Sadie was fantastic! Not Even Bones is one I’m hoping to get to ASAP. I was supposed to read it by the 16th for this TBR Lottery game I joined in one of my Goodreads groups, but seeing as tomorrow is the 16th and I haven’t even started it yet, I don’t think that will happen, lol.
It happens. I hope you enjoy Not Even Bones when you get to it!
I can’t wait for it to be October. I love that jar. 😀
Me too! October is my favorite month, and I have so many exciting things happening this October (seeing Florence + the Machine, my birthday, Halloween, and getting married) that it feels like it just can’t get here soon enough. And thank you! I got it from Amazon, I just about died when I saw it haha.
Ahhhh! I love everything about this! 😀
Thank you!! I was so excited to do this!
I think I have only really read one horror book but since following you I have been heavily delibarating whether I should pick some up for October because you have piqued my curiosity!
I can’t wait comments on my phone so edition:
* one book other than goosebumps as a child! Haha
* Madeline Roux is one author whose books I would be very interested to read. I fell in love with her contribution to Star Wars: From a Certain POV and was very surprised to find out the type of books she normally reads!
I didn’t know Roux did short stories in collections, that’s so cool!
Yaaaaay, this makes me so happy haha. I hope you will!
boy oh boy this is so fun it’s almost criminal. can’t wait for updates on this!!
Hahaha thank you love <3 I'm beyond excited!
I thought those were chocolates in the skull for a sec and got really excited. ? But this is super exciting too!!!
I WISH. ? It *would* make a good candy dish! And thank you!
Seasonal TBRs! I like it!!
There should be a ‘jars’ in there…
Thank you! 😀
This is such an incredible idea ??
Thank you!! I was so excited to post it haha.
I have a couple from this list on mine too! I have Prosper Redding, The Archived, Coldest Girl in Coldtown, House of Furies, Neverworld Wake and Night Film on mine. I should probably add Bone Witch too since I do have a copy but didn’t realise it was paranormal or had some aspect of it!
Oooooh, excellent! 😀 And yes, The Bone Witch is about necromancy so I figured I would include it!
Omg I love this idea. I totally want to do this
You totally should! I had a lot of fun doing it. 🙂
This is such a cool idea, I can’t wait to see how this turns out for you since it’s such a nifty idea!
Thank you, love! I had so much fun making it. I’m honestly already brainstorming on titles I’ll put on the winter edition. 😛 Shhh, don’t tell anyone, but I think the winter TBR jar will be high fantasy-themed.
*cries* that tbr’s gonna be amazing!
Wow, amazing selection of books!
I just finished Six Stories this morning. It is a great choice for Autumn <3
P.S. absolutely love the "seasonal" vessel 😀
Ooooh, excellent!! You’re the first person I’ve talked to who has read it. 😀 I’m excited. And thank you!
How fun!! I can’t wait to see which books you end up reading! This is such a great idea! ❤️
Thank you, lovely! 😀 I’m super excited. I think I’ll make a twitter thread each season for that season’s TBR jar updates.
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HOW do you have the patience for this? Because I sure as hell wouldn’t?!
Love the idea though! 😀
Bahaha I don’t know, it’s oddly cathartic to sit there and write everything down on the little slips and all. 😛 Plus I love making lists. Between you and me, I actually redid my entire TBR jar when I did this one. In my main jar, I originally made a separate slip for each installment of each series, and my jar was literally unable to close. I realized I could go through and just make slips that said, for example, “TOG (series)”, and if I pulled that slip, I’d have to read the next book in the series and put the paper back in the jar until I finished the series! I redid my jar to do that and it actually closes and has a tiny bit of room for shaking now. 🙂
I wouldn’t be able to keep it up, haha. Then again, I also like it way too much to just pick my next read myself instead of using a jar for it. It’s plenty to do it for one month a year already, let alone keep it up during the entire year. :’)
I can definitely see how that works better! Although I probably would’ve gone with a slip per unread book in a series so there’s more chance of picking it up, haha.
I don’t blame you. ? I only pull from the jar when I don’t have anything from my monthly TBR that I want to pick up at that time, which never happens lately because my TBRs have been way too big. ? I actually think that in October, I’m going to try to limit my official TBR to, like… 5 things, maybe? 10 at the most?
Hahaha. The disadvantage of huge TBR’s! I’m planning on going back to my “I’m reading my own books and here’s the list. OH. And these are the ARC’s I should read.” And maybe pick a few I’d reallyreally like to pick up soon but who knows. ? Owntober is like.. pretty much my mood-reading month?
I’m hoping to do a lot of mood reading and TBR jar picks in October. We’ll see…
Yay I love that you are making this into a series and your autumn jar is perfect. A++ also for the Se7en gif. ily
Thank you so much!! Bahaha it’s such a good film. I keep meaning to make Terry watch it because he doesn’t know what the whole “WHAT’S IN THE BOX” thing means. ??
It is such a classic, you def should watch in October and force Terry to watch. Because so many references from that movie!
Yessss for sure! I have a few different things I’m hoping to make him watch over the next month or two. ? Thankfully, he’s a good sport.
I love this idea! But I may love that Skull jar more!
Also I’m currently trying to catch up on my faves’ blog posts that I’ve missed while I’ve been away so be prepared for A LOT of notifications from me!
Thank you! Isn’t it amazing? I’m obsessed ?
Omg, I feel you!! I’ve barely been able to check my WP reader lately and I have so much to catch up on this week! Haha comment away, lovely! <3
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