Hey everyone! So, I wanted to let you all know that I’m going to be participating in the Halloween Read-A-Thon hosted by Lauren @ Wonderless Reviews. I love Halloween! I think it is such a fun holiday, and I absolutely love reading spooky, atmospheric books in October, and so when I saw this read-a-thon, I just knew I had to participate! Be sure and check out Lauren’s blog to get all of the details! 🙂
Today I’m going to let you all know my [tentative] TBR for this readathon. However, if you’ve been following me for a while now, you know that I am the absolute worst when it comes to actually sticking to planned TBRs, so these books will probably change!
Okay, so let’s get started!
💀 The read-a-thon is going to run from the 10th October – 31st October. This was decided by an extremely scientific Twitter poll.
💀 You can join in at any time until the end of the read-a-thon.
💀 You can read as many or as little books as you want!!!
💀 The books HAVE to be horror, thriller and/or have some kind of supernatural element!! Except for one challenge, but more on that below. I’m sorry if these genres aren’t your cup of tea, but it wouldn’t really be a Halloween themed read-a-thon otherwise.
💀 When posting your TBR link back to this post so other people can join in!! Share the spooky love!! If you don’t have a blog that’s okay!! You can post your TBR on Twitter, Instagram, Goodreads, YouTube – ANYWHERE!!
💀 Use the hashtag #HalloweenWR to share your progress on social media!!
For this one, I’m going to go with The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury. I know this isn’t necessarily a super scary cover, but with that big skeleton head on the cover, I think it’s creepy, and plus, it has such a Halloween vibe to me, so I’m going with it.
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman is my choice for this challenge. I checked out from the library last year for Halloween, but I never got around to actually reading it, so I’m trying again this year!
I’m going to go with We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson for this challenge. From what I’ve seen, this book is more of a mystery/horror novel, as opposed to a full on Gone Girl/Girl on the Train -esque thriller, but I still think it counts.
Honestly, I read the most after sunset (especially now that it gets dark at 7:30), so really, I could count just about any book. However, I’m going to go with A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness, because it’s short, and I could see myself actually exclusively reading this book in the evening (because I’ve heard it’s sad, so I can read it in my room and cry to myself after everyone has gone to bed…haha).
Hallowe’en Party by Agatha Christie is a book I’ve been meaning to read for years. I finally bought it earlier this year, and I think it is the perfect book to read for this category. It’s not necessarily going to be super scary, but it doesn’t really quite fit in any of the other challenges.
For my last book, I’m going with Slasher Girls and Monster Boys, an anthology edited by April Genevieve Tucholke. I admit, I’m a little nervous starting this one, because I’ve heard it’s super scary, but that’s also why I think it will be perfect for Halloween and this read-a-thon!
I think this read-a-thon is going to be so much fun! Let me know if you are planning on participating, or even just if you are planning on reading something spooky this October.
I’m also now on Litsy, so be sure to follow me, @thecalicobooks, on there as well for even more updates! 🙂