Thursday, October 8, 2020

Spooky Reads for October

Phoebe is back today with a fun post covering great books to read this October. Y'all know I love a good thriller, and it's tempting not to take one outside and get lost in it all afternoon as the weather cools down. But if thrillers aren't your thing, Phoebe has included other great picks for the season as well. If you don't already follow along with her blog and instagram I'm leaving those links below for you! 

Phoebe's blog: Read & Wright // Phoebe's instagram (she always has the best stories): @readandwright


This the season to get SPOOKY! Alright, I need to know: are you Team Scary or Team Cozy? I am definitely Team Cozy! I love all the old Disney Channel original movies (Hocus Pocus and Tower of Terror are my favs) and a cozy fall treat. I love Dorothy’s pumpkin chocolate chip cookie recipe. In fact, my fiance loves them so much, he requests them for his birthday instead of cake! 

While I don’t do scary, but I know so many people LOVE thrillers and horror this time of year. So I’ve pulled together a nice balanced list of the books that I think are perfect October reads. What’s your ideal Fall read? 

Pumpkin Heads by Rainbow Rowell 

This is a graphic novel about two friends who work at a pumpkin patch every October. They’re getting ready to head off to college, and this will be the last time they work together. It’s sweet, fun, and perfectly Fall! Plus, you can read it in one sitting since it’s a graphic novel! 

Hocus Pocus and the All-New Sequel 

This book takes place 25 years after the movie when Max and Allison’s daughter Poppy encounters the Sanderson Sisters again! 


The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman 

The Graveyard Book is an incredibly popular middle-grade novel! I love Gaiman’s writing, and this one won’t disappoint. It’s about a boy named Nobody who lives in a graveyard and is raised by ghosts! 

The Year of the Witching

I read this one over the summer and think it’s the perfect spooky read for October! It’s reminiscent of The Crucible, and The Salem Witch Trials and a bit of The Handmaid’s Tale mixed in. 

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier 

A classic ghost story! If you haven’t read it yet, it’s the perfect time since the new Netflix adaptation--starring Lily James--is out October 21! 

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder 

AYA crime mystery! Pip is such a loveable character, so this is perfect for anyone who doesn’t want anything *too* scary. 

A Discovery of Witches 

If you haven’t seen the television series of this book series yet, you must! And read the books. It’s about a witch studying at Oxford University in England who falls in love with a vampire. 

When No One Is Watching

I mentioned this book in my last post, but I highly highly recommend it for October! I loved it, and I’m not a thriller reader. I loved that Alyssa Cole used the genre to also educate her readers on the effects of gentrification. If you liked the movie Get Out, you’d love this book! 

One by One by Ruth Ware

Ruth Ware is one of the most popular thriller writers today! She has a new book out just in time for Spooky Season about a corporate retreat at a Ski Resort in the French Alps. The team gets snowed in, and after one team member doesn’t return after an avalanche, the group begins to dwindle one by one...

Let me know if you’ve read any of these books or plan to! It’s always fun to read along with the seasons. Comment here, or you can find me on over on my blog and Instagram. Happy Reading, stay cozy!


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