Reading Guide to the Halloween Season | Book Recommendations

The fall and Halloween are my absolute favorite! When it comes to reading, there is a right way and a wrong way to do it in the month of October. (In my opinion) The fall season has a certain atmosphere and I believe the month of October does as well. The month of October needs to be filled with spooky, creepy, thrillers with paranormal and the unusual. As I was developing my reading list for October I thought I would give some recommendations to others with those books I think are perfect for the month of October.

Ó  Asylum by Madeleine Roux 

This was a dark and creepy story.  And of course it is about an asylum so that is a creep factor within itself. The imagery is so well done I felt like I was thereIt has a dark ominous feel to it and the creepy pictures sprinkled throughout the book help to create that eerie atmosphere.

Ó Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs 

This book is definitely peculiar. It also uses strange and creepy pictures to help tell the story. It is not dark or ominous, but very atmospheric and unique.

Ó Hexed by Michelle Krys

This was a campy story and more light hearted and fun than dark and ominous. I have to say I would categorize this more Charmed/Buffy the Vampire Slayer-esk. It was a fast-paced witchy novel filled with intrigue, mystery and humor.

Ó You by Caroline Kepnes 

This is written in second perspective from a stalkers perspective. I believe that is all I need to say.

 

Ó Odd & True by Cat Winters 

This story was absolutely marvelous and full of monstrous creatures. The two sisters grew up hearing stories about monsters and magic. It is a wonderful story about sisters and has a nice atmosphere.

Ó Black Birds of the Gallows by Meg Kassel 

A love story in the midst of mass chaos. A interesting and creative YA paranormal read that presents unique mythology and characters. It dove into the world of Harbingers of Death, beekeepers, and the hidden magic within.

Ó This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

This was a dark YA with monsters, crime and murder. The atmosphere and overall feel was dark and ominous. It was also beautifully written.

What are some of your spooky/creepy reads?

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Rambling Down The Book Hole Book Club Recommendations | New Adult

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This month Samantha @The Rambling Book Junkie and I are reading Built by Jay Crownover for our book club pick of the month! In honor of this month being themed Bad Boy Romance we thought it would be fitting to recommend other new adult novels! I am new to this genre, but absolutely love it and the books I have read from it so far!



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What are some good new adult books you would recommend?

Also check out Samantha’s New Adult Recommendations

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Halloween Recommendations | Vampires !

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I figured since it is nearing Halloween I would do another book recommendation. If you haven’t seen my spooky books rec from earlier in the month you can check it out here! I decided to do this one on vampires since that is the category in which I have read the most books. Some of these might be familiar from my other post, but I figured I would explain and talk about the different types of vampires. I am also including some books I wasn’t the hugest fan for, but has a cool concept of vampires.

The evolution of vampires in literature has come a long way since the classic vampire novels such as Dracula and Carmilla. There are so many different explanations and myths created in the vampire trope. Some vampire drink blood or humans, but don’t kill them while others do. Some can be in daylight and even sparkle while others can only come out at night or burn up. In some cases you have to be bitten to be turned while in others you are born into being a vampire. I think because of Twilight (the movies) the sub-genre has gotten a bad rep , but I still really enjoy vampire books and have found that they are all very different.

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What are some good vampire books you would recommend?