Happy Halloween! If you saw my Spooky Fall TBR post, then you know that this year I wanted to actually try to get into the Halloween spirit. I normally don’t read or watch anything special for certain times of year (except a select few Christmas movies I watch every year) but bookstagram inspired me to give it a try. Last year, I was pretty jealous of the spooky vibes I got from everyone else’s reading lists.
Shows and Movies
First of all, I watched some great shows and movies this year that really helped me get into the Halloween spirit:
- The Harry Potter series which was awesome because I’ve never seen them all the way through. The books were better (obviously).
- Halloween Town and Halloween Town II (which was my favorite growing up)
- Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, which I really enjoyed, I still prefer the original but this one is much more spooky.
- Does Making a Murderer count? Because I don’t think much scares me more than the idea of being wrongfully convicted of murder. So disturbing.
But, of course, it was my reading that really made this season fun! I’ve never really made a point of reading spooky reads but I’m so glad I did this year:
- How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather. This one was very high school drama mixed with the Salem witch atmosphere. It’s a fun read (as long as you don’t take it too seriously). I plan to continue on with the series.
- City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab. I really loved this middle grade novel. It reminded me of The Ghost Whisperer show which I loved. I can’t wait for the next one to come out!
- The Gathering: Shadow House and You Can’t Hide from the Shadow House series by Dan Poblocki (on audio). I thought these were pretty spooky but nothing spectacular.
- Fake Blood by Whitney Gardner which is a middle grade graphic novel that I had a ton of fun reading. It’s perfect for this time of year but not spooky at all.
- The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury. I can see why so many people seem to enjoy this book, especially at this time of year. Personally, I just thought it was okay. It was fun but nothing extraordinary.
- The Screaming Staircase, The Whispering Skull, and The Hollow Boy by Jonathan Stroud. This series is awesome!
I’ve never read for the time of year before joining bookstagram and it was a ton of fun! Did you read any spooky books or watch some scary shows this Halloween?