October is my far my favourite month of the year. It may be because I was born in October (it’s Libra season!), but I always loved the ambiance of it. Halloween is my everything and I live for those cold and rainy mornings, the dead leaves on the ground, the sweaters you can wear and so on. Obviously I had to make myself a special TBR for the month, alongside some books I want/need to buy. (Those aren’t all the books I want to read this month, just some which are extra spooky!)
So here are some books on my spooky TBR for the month of October!
❥ Dracula by Bram Stoker (re-read)
In case you missed it, I’ll be re-reading Dracula which is one of my favourite books ever during October, and because many people wanted to join me on Instagram I decided to host a Dracula readalong called “A Vampire at Notre-Dame”. I can’t wait to re-read it and get obsessed with it again!
❥ Vicious by V. E. Schwab (re-read)
You all know by now that I absolutely adore to re-read books. That’s why I decided to add another re-read to my spooky TBR, which will be Vicious, one of my favourite books ever (once again). If you never read it, I would highly recommend it, especially if you loved Frankenstein and antiheroes stories.
❥ Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
This one has been on my TBR for ages and I’ve been dying to read it ever since. It’s a YA thriller mystery novel set in a boarding school, and it definitely sounds like something I would love. It’s going to be perfect to dive into it near Halloween.
❥ Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell and illustrated by Faith Erin Hicks
I’ve been waited for this book ever since it was announced and I’m so glad it’s finally out. I read a sampler of it which I got at YALC 19 and I’m sure it’ll be a 5/5 stars for me! It looks like the perfect autumnal graphic novel.
❥ Tunnel of Bones by V. E. Schwab
How can I not add this one to my spooky TBR? I read the first book in this MG series last fall and have been waiting for its sequel ever since. This one takes place in Paris, which makes it even more special as I live in Paris. Ghosts, Paris, catacombs? Yes, please!
❥ Ghost Stories by Charles Dickens
I found this one as I was browsing a bookshop a few weeks ago and have been meaning to buy it and read it ever since. I love Charles Dickens’ books so, so much, and cannot pass on this one.
❥ All the Bad Apples by Moïra Fowley-Doyle
Finally, I got this book at a Penguin Random House event during which the author was there. Ever since I got it I told myself I would read it during the spooky season because it does sound Halloween-y: it’s all about a curse and apples!
And that’s all for me!
Are you reading some specific books this Autumn? Anything spooky? Cosy? Fantasy books? Contemporaries? What are you looking for to read in October?