Halloween Read-A-Thon

October 10, 2016 Books/Writing, Life, Reviews 19


I’m so excited to have found a group of people to do this with! As I wrote in my beginning of the month post, I was already planning to spend most of the month with Halloween-type books. This just makes it so much more fun! Many thanks to Lauren at Wonderless Reviews for putting it all together and making the gorgeous graphics available. Pretty much the rest of my month is going to be filled with spookiness and indulging my sense of the paranormal. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ I can’t wait to see what everyone else is reading.

costume-partyΒ 28962906
My pick: Stalking Jack the Ripper.Β This cover gives me a slight chill every time I look at it (there’s not actually blood pictured…but I keep thinking I see blood on the knife…), though from what I hear it’s not all THAT creepy of a book! I intend to find out.

haunted-houseΒ 22543648

My pick: Dracula. I’m listening to this version from Audible, with different narrators for each person. So, sort of dramatized, but not exactly. I’m thoroughly enjoying it so far, but I keep getting annoyed at the way the women just accept being second-class citizens.

urban-legendsΒ 248596

My pick: Something Wicked This Way Comes. I don’t know a whole lot about this book, to be honest, but it sounds creepy AF. Lory at Emerald City Book Review posted about it a little while back and I put it on my list!

witching-hour1Β 19119826

My pick: The Werewolf of Paris. I’m trying to read some of the original supernatural stories this year, stories that started or shaped our modern day ideas of vampires, werewolves, etc. Obviously the legends of these types of creatures have been around much longer than even these books, but I thought this and Dracula were both good starts.

trick-or-treatΒ 16034235

My pick: Treat – Throne of Glass. I still have so many other books to read I have to mix it up a little or I will NEVER get through my pile of library books!

all-hallows-eveΒ 29631300

My pick: The Architect of Song. While not specifically relating to Halloween, it does have a good deal to do with ghosts and again, sounds creepy AF. I am SO EXCITED to read this one!!

Fingers crossed I will get to all of these! Are you reading anything special for Halloween or autumn in general?

19 Responses to “Halloween Read-A-Thon”

    • Lizzy

      Right? It’s one of those I’m kind of afraid to read…such high expectations, what if I’m disappointed or I’m the one weirdo that doesn’t like it…oh, right, guess I have to read it to find out! Haha. πŸ˜€

  1. lindseyhabets

    Great list! I’d love to read Stalking Jack the Ripper too, I can’t believe I forgot about that one πŸ™‚ The Architect of Song is on my list as well. And the Throne of Glass series is one of my favorites, so I hope you’ll enjoy that one too πŸ™‚

    • Lizzy

      Thanks! I may have to read it first, so many people have mentioned it now…it too seems to be a really popular title for this sort of thing, along with Anna Dressed in Blood.

  2. Lauren @ Wonderless Reviews

    Great TBR! Thanks for joining in πŸ˜€ I really want to read Stalking Jack the Ripper, I hope you enjoy it!! I’m glad I’m not the only who hasn’t read Throne of Glass yet πŸ˜‚ I keep saying I’m going to get it, but I just always get distracted.

    • Lizzy

      Thanks for hosting it!! I am beyond excited about all this. You should do one for Christmas/Winter Solstice. πŸ˜€

      I always feel like the odd man out because everyone talks about ToG and I’m just over there in the corner. Haha!

  3. Uma Shankari

    Awesome TBR! That’s the reason I picked treat too! Didn’t wanna overwhelm myself.. I must read Sarah J Mass’s books πŸ™‚ I keep hearing so many good things about them πŸ™‚ Good luck with the Read-A-Thon and thanks for visiting my blog! πŸ™‚

    • Lizzy

      Thanks! Oh, I can at least recommend SJM’s other series (A Court of Thorns and Roses), it’s awesome! So much love. I’m hoping Throne of Glass is the same. πŸ™‚

  4. La La in the Library

    Your audiobook of Dracula is the exact same one I listened to last year! The beginning was a bit dry because they talk about all of the poitical things that were going on, but it gets a lot better. I loved The Architect Of Song! A.G. is the only writer who can make me like a love triangle. Ha ha. The book is very moody, great for an October read. So many people have loved Stalking Jack the Ripper. It is on my tbr for next year. πŸ‘»

    • Lizzy

      I’m enjoying it so far! It did seem to start out really slow but now it’s definitely picked up. I feel bad for Lucy but at the same time I feel like telling her to get a grip. πŸ˜› I’m such a horrible person.

      Uh-oh, love triangle. :-< Fingers crossed, haha!

Leave a Reply