It’s October, and you know what that means? IT’S HALLOWEEN ALL MONTH! So, some spooky readings are definitely in order to make the best of this awesome month. Bet you can’t tell that it’s my favorite.
Below is a list of five books (some of which are part of a series) that I feel are pretty well themed for October and Halloween, just in case you want to join me.
I’M GONNA (try to) READ ALL OF THESE OKAY.
First on the list is one I actually won’t be reading, because I read it last year! The Hollow Trilogy by Jessica Verday is actually one of my favorite series that follows a girl living in Sleepy Hollow, New York, who’s run into some… odd incidents and a boy she can’t explain or understand. I’ve never read a book with a connection to The Legend of the Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving, so it was pretty interesting in that aspect alone. If you power through the whole series, that last book is a kicker. I read the whole thing the day I got it and I wasn’t disappointed at all.
Next is one I know less about, but it’s from an author I adore. The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black is a book I’ve been recommended plenty of times, always with the tag HORROR tacked onto it. So, what did I decide to do? Save it for Halloween. We’ll see if it’s as creepy as everyone’s told me it is.
Third on the list is one that I can tell will be horrifying by the short blurb on the book alone. The Merciless by Danielle Vega is, according to some of the things I’ve heard, a combination of horror, possession, and Mean Girls. I think I’m most excited for this one. It’s most likely the creepiest out of all the books on this list.
I saw some mixed things about this next one, but I picked it up anyway because of how nicely it was displayed with its sequel in the Barnes and Noble I frequent too much. Good job on that one, B&N, you get me every time. Anyway, the book in question is Welcome to the Dark House by Laurie Faria Stolarz, who, if you didn’t know, also authored the Blue is for Nightmares series. Like most books I pick up based on their covers/display, I have no idea what this book is about, but I know it’s horror! Hopefully a good amount of scary. There is a sequel, but I won’t be linking it since I’m pretty sure the blurb has spoilers for this one.
And, finally, you probably saw this one coming since the third book was just released, The Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children Trilogy by Ransom Riggs. I have been putting off reading this series since I got the first book four years or so ago. Why? I don’t even know. I really don’t. But now the third book is out and it’s October and I am going to read this series, dammit. I hear great things about it. I’m going to do it and that’s final.
I suggest sticking around to see if I do and then kicking me if I don’t. Please. I really need to read this series.
Aaand that’s all five books/series for this Halloween-central list! Let me know if you’re going to read/have already read any of these! I’d love to know!
Thanks for reading!
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The Hollow Series || The Coldest Girl in Coldtown || The Merciless
Welcome to the Dark House || Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children