Well, kids. It is time. It is officially October. Also known as Spooktober, Booktober, Blogtober, Vlogtober, Inktober, Drawloween, and my birthday month.
It’s a lot.
Last year, I did an insane challenge of reading 31 horror books in 31 days. I succeeded in finishing 24. I had a few DNFs but for the most part I liked what I read. So much so, I’m going to try to read them again this month.
I say try because my situation at work is a little different. I’m a manager now and my audiobook listening time has shrunk. But I still have mornings, weekends, and evenings.
Here’s the list.
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By Stephen King
This is an annual read for me. The movie doesn’t do it justice. And no other book has made me want to go to Colorado so much.
by Stephen King
This is another annual read. And again, the movie doesn’t do it justice. I always wanted to know how Danny would grow up considering the trauma he went through. And I love Rose’s style. There is one scene that took me forever to get through because it was so disturbing. Fair forewarning.
The Lesser Dead
By Christopher Buehlman
This was on my October TBR – 31 in 31 Part 1 And I’m so glad I gave it a chance. I’m going to read it again this year. It is such a great take on the vampire story. Trigger warnings – It’s the 70s. It’s New York. The main character is 17 and from the 40s. There are some racist and sexist things said. Give this one a chance. Trust me.
Nothing But Blackened Teeth
by Cassandra Khaw
I have not read this but I want to. I have heard a mixed bag of reviews but it just looks so cool. Look at that cover. And read the Amazon description,
“A Heian-era mansion stands abandoned, its foundations resting on the bones of a bride and its walls packed with the remains of the girls sacrificed to keep her company.
It’s the perfect venue for a group of thrill-seeking friends, brought back together to celebrate a wedding.
A night of food, drinks, and games quickly spirals into a nightmare as secrets get dragged out and relationships are tested.
But the house has secrets too. Lurking in the shadows is the ghost bride with a black smile and a hungry heart.
And she gets lonely down there in the dirt.
Effortlessly turning the classic haunted house story on its head, Nothing but Blackened Teeth is a sharp and devastating exploration of grief, the parasitic nature of relationships, and the consequences of our actions.”
I know, right? Like ok. Let’s go. I love a good haunted house story.
And that is my very short October TBR. I’m hoping to be able to squeeze an anthology in if not some short stories.
What’s on your TBR? Let me know.