I am really not one for writing about what I'm going to read, but to be honest, after seeing all the spooky-type TBR videos and blog posts, I can no longer resist! Now you might be thinking to yourself; " LOL, you have made a silly typo!" I have not. I have decided to christen this, my CBR, my COULD be read, because I genuinely never follow a proper TBR (I am a silent rebel) therefore I pulled out ALL the books I own that could fit in my own version of spooky reads and I will pick and choose from them!
In this CBR, I have decided to include gruesome crime, thriller, fantasy, magical realism and horror, I feel it's a good mix, and encompasses all that Halloween has to offer.
So let's kick it all off with my audiobook choice for the month, which is of course The Dresden Files: Book 8 Proven Guilty. I was of course going to be reading this ANYWAY but honestly I couldn't have timed it any better as this instalment is all about SPLATTERCON!!! (a con for horror lovers) and some sort of magical creature just killed some folks dressed as (a non copyright version) of Jason Voorhees.
Now let's talk real, hold in your hands books now!
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Stephen King/Carrie - because I have never read a Stephen King, and it only feels the best time now.
Iain Banks/The Wasp Factory - because see above.
Rick Riordan/Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief - because I need a dose of magic and Gods, and also I have never read it. tell me, am I the only one who thinks Percy Jackson wasn't as big a deal in the UK? Please let me know if I'm right or wrong on this below.
Mary Kubica/The Good Girl - because it might be a good thriller, as it's about stalking from the stalkers POV.
Lionel Shriver/We Need to Talk About Kevin - because I've wanted to read it for ages.
Richelle Mead/Vampire Academy - because what's more Halloween-y than vampires? Plus I might need something to lighten the load, and Richelle Mead is awesome.
Rene Denfield/The Enchanted - because this sounds both intense and unsettling.
James Dawson/Under My Skin - because the idea of a tattoo coming to life and possibly possessing someone is an AMAZING idea.
M. R. Carey/The Girl With All the Gifts - because the line on the back "Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh." is epic and chilling.
Ransom Riggs/Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - because it sounds and looks creepy as.
Mary Shelley/Frankestein - because obviously...
But I also have some e-book options...
Maggie Stiefvater/The Raven Boys - because it's about ley lines, spooky right. Plus it's meant to be dead good like.
The Hollywood Book of Death - because is there anything creepier than real death?
Jeff Lindsay/Final Cut (Dexter 7) - because if you're looking for gruesome crime, then Dexter is it.
Charlaine Harris/Dead Until Dark - because it's more easy read vampires innit.
So there are my (vast) choices for what creepy choices I could be reading in October! I am planning to read as many as possible and then upload a post with capsule reviews of as many as possible around 25th October for anyone looking for spooky recommendations on the lead up to, or All Hallows Eve weekend!
If you have a creepy reads TBR please link it up below AND if you have any suggestions to add or you think I should read any of the above choices first, LET ME KNOW!
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