October—The 31 Books of Halloween Continues!

I thought I’d share a selfie of me and my Halloween TBR pile!!

An update for my personal challenge to read 31 books by Halloween:  as of this writing, October 3, I have finished 15 books, well on my way to hitting my goal.  There’s been quite the variety so far, from haunted houses (The Amityville Horror) to supernatural cults (Devil’s Creek), with some serial killers saving the multiverse and a dark gothic tale with a strange twist thrown in for good measure (Standalone and Mexican Gothic).  And while my reading tastes tend to go towards the macabre this time of year, I do have some lighter fare on hand, including one of my current reads, Blackfin Sky by Kat Ellis (a YA novel featuring supernatural elements and a creepy circus in the woods).  This morning I read the first chapter of Tea and Croakies by Sam Cheever and I can tell this one is going to be an entertaining ride!

If you’re looking for something different for this spooky season, maybe check out one of these titles that are being featured on some of my Goodreads groups…

Goodreads Group Reads

One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus

Described as The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars, this YA thriller has been on my TBR for a while now.  Have you read it?  Is it as good as it sounds?  Let me know what you think!!

Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman

If you’ve read the book and seen the movie, feel free to send me your thoughts.  I won’t be reading the book anytime soon (I have a love/hate reading relationship with Hoffman and I just…can’t), but I remember the movie as being pretty good.

The Alienist by Caleb Carr

If you like Victorian-era mysteries/crime thrillers be sure to check this one out.  Fair warning though, it does tend to be more descriptive narration than action.

Inferno by Dante Alighieri

Believe it or not, I actually like this epic poem!  It’s one of those classics that I would encourage you to give it a try.  It’s really more accessible than you may think.

Until next time, Happy Reading!

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