Wednesday, October 16, 2019

#StepUpYourReading 9 Spooky Reads for Halloween with Phoebe of Read & Wright

Y'all know me well if you can pinpoint my favorite genres of books. Self help and psychological thrillers/mysterys are my go-tos and tend to make my book shelf look a bit questionable. I am especially excited for today's guest post from Phoebe of Read & Wright since she is sharing 9 books perfect for Halloween, and yep, you guessed it, some of them are thrillers! My Amazon cart is now full and my guess is that after reading her recommendations yours will be too. 

I’m not going to lie to you: I am not a Halloween girl. I am a Christmas girl, through and through. But I do love a theme and a reason to be festive! When I think of Halloween, I think of cozying up with a mug of hot apple cider (throw in a dash of fireball whiskey if you’re celebrating!) with a fuzzy blanket, a candle, and a good book. I love to mood read, and in the fall I love visiting the campuses of private boarding schools, pumpkin patches, and witchy happenings. Here are nine of the best books I think you can read this Spooky Season! 

True Crime: I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara 
One Sentence Synopsis: One woman’s obsessive quest to discover the identity of the Golden State Killer. 

YA: Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco 
One Sentence Synopsis: Set in Victorian Era England, seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose floats between two lives--one as the daughter of a lord attending teas and balls and one as a student of forensic medicine. 

Horror: The Chestnut Man by Soren Sveistrup 
One Sentence Synopsis: A murderous psychopath is terrorizing Copenhagen, promoting two detectives to put aside their differences to find the killer, with the help of an unsolved murder from 

Horror: Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky 
One Sentence Synopsis: A single mother and her son Christopher are forced to flee to a small town, where he goes missing for six days and returns with a voice in his ear that only he can hear: he has a mission to complete before Christmas, or no one will ever be the same. 

Thriller: Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware
One Sentence Synopsis: A live-in nanny finds herself in jail, accused of murder, but knows she’s innocent. So who killed the child? 

Thriller:  Lock Every Door by Riley Sager
One Synopsis: Jules accepts a position as an apartment-sitter at the most exclusive apartment in Manhattan, but soon finds out there’s a dark history in the building that she must uncover before her residence becomes permanent. 

Mystery: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie 
One Sentence Synopsis: 10 strangers gather on a private island, but none will survive, as they are all marked for murder, and only the dead are above suspicion. 

New Release: Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo 
One Sentence Synopsis: An unlikely member of the Ivy League, Alex finds herself a freshman at Yale University, tasked with monitoring the secret societies on campus that reveal themselves to be full of activities more sinister than imagined. 

Graphic Novel: Pumpkin Heads by Rainbow Rowell 
One Sentence Synopsis: Two friends are working their final night at the pumpkin patch in their hometown before heading to college, and it’s time to finally go on the adventures they’ve been dreaming of for years. 

Honorable Mention: Harry Potter! You can’t go wrong with returning to Hogwarts during the fall. I’m due for a reread of the series, and the illustrated version of The Goblet of Fire was released last week! It’s currently 50% off at Barnes & Noble. 

What’s your favorite way to get into the Halloween spirit? I’ll definitely be watching Hocus Pocus too many times to count! 

Don't forget to follow along with Phoebe on her blog and instagram for more great reading recommendations. 

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