I’ve never been one to set my TBR around the times of years but last year I was pretty jealous of everyone who was reading Halloween friendly reads this time of year. So, I’m going to try as well! These aren’t the only books I plan to read this season because I also have book club picks and buddy reads but I do hope to read these throughout the rest of September and October.
Pet Sematary by Stephen King
I have never actually read anything by Stephen King so what better time to start than for Halloween? I’ve heard this is a good one to start with. Really hoping I like it because there is a TON of Stephen King hype.
Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
I honestly bought this book because of the beautiful cover under the dust jacket but the plot is perfect for Halloween. Three sisters were sentenced to death for witchery and now they haunt the town on the anniversary of their deaths. I dressed up as a witch for like 90% of Halloweens as a child so I had to include a witchy tale.
The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury
Madeleine over at Topshelftext recommended this one and it looks like a perfect but quick read for the season.
City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab
A middle grade novel where the protagonist can see ghosts and her parents are basically crappy Ghostbusters. I haven’t read anything by V.E. Schwab yet and me and my niece are going to buddy read it so I can’t wait!
Dracula by Bram Stoker
Dracula is a horror classic I have actually never read so I’m going to finally rectify that.
Caraval by Stephanie Garber
I still haven’t read this one and want to since I’ve heard especially great things about the sequel (Legendary). Plus, hopefully a carnival themed book will be a bit lighter than some of my other picks while still having a Halloween atmosphere. We’ll see.
How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather
This one I plan to read over the weekend (September 22nd to September 23rd) during a Readathon because the hosts have offered a prize for reading it.
Fledgling by Octavia Butler
A vampire book mixed with social commentary? Yes, please. I’m definitely the most excited for this one!
I’m also thinking I might watch all of the Harry Potter films for the first time! I’ve seen some of them over the years and have read all of the books (more than once) so it’s probably time to do a movie marathon. I’ll be rereading the books over the Christmas holidays.
Do you have any favorite Spooky reads?