My spooky TBR for October πŸ‘»πŸŽƒ


Dear reader,

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!

β₯ 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!

β₯ 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.

β₯ 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.

β₯ 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.

β₯ 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!

β₯ 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.

β₯ All the Bad Apples by MoΓ―ra 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?

Love always,



23 thoughts on “My spooky TBR for October πŸ‘»πŸŽƒ”

  1. Such a spook-tacular TBR for Halloween! Of course, I couldn’t pass up the chance to create a moody TBR too; I’ll be reading House of Salt and Sorrow [which I’ve just started and high key LOVING], Discworld: Equal Rites, Gathering Darkness, Discworld: Mort, Pumpkin Heads, Stalking Jack the Ripper and who could forget Dracula? Happy reading! x


  2. Ahh this is such a lovely TBR ! I can’t wait to hear what you think of All The Bad Apples. I’ve loved The Accident Season and Spellbook of the lost and found by the author and can’t wait to read more from her πŸ™‚
    Happy reading, love! x


  3. I read Truly Vicious last month and it was the perfect book to dive into autumn!! I really love Maureen Johnson, her books never disappoint me but this one has to be my favorite of her so far. I’m sure you’ll love it! The plot and the mystery are so well done and gripping, and the characters are really amazing, I loved that they are all kind of nerds and passionate about something! πŸ™‚


  4. i’ve never read dracula or any horror classic for that matter but i’d like to try it out one day! both dracula and frankenstein are two books that i think i’ll enjoy, even though i do not consider myself a fan of horror, but i’m truly invested in the 1800s atmosphere.
    i read vicious earlier this year but i already want to re-read it, honestly! if i hadn’t enough books on my TBR, i’d consider doing so this month.
    i’ve also read truly devious and though i haven’t continued on with the series, i do hope you enjoy it! i thought it was a pretty atmospheric read and i liked the characters a lot, even though some of them are really suspicious, hahah.
    wishing you an amazing october and good luck on your TBR!


  5. Happy readings, Clara!
    I don’t usually do themed TBRs because I never end up following them, so for this month, I’m only planning on reading a requested book and whatever else I feel like reading. Also, I’m not sure what I’ll be doing for Halloween, as I’m not really sure what they do here in Germany, but I really want to re-watch some Disney Halloween favourites ^^


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