There are a lot of reasons to love horror novels. However, there is one reason that most people don't like them. That reason is all the nightmares they give you! Reading scary books can leave you with some very memorable dreams.
I read classics like Dracula and Frankenstein. Popular favorites like Carrie and The Shining. I even read the novelizations of Ghostbusters and Halloween. And then there was this book: The Lesser Dead. I went in blind. Knew nothing about it. And I'm so glad I found this book and gave it chance.
Well, we made it. It's Halloween. Which means today is the last day of my 31 in 31. Did I succeed? Absolutely not. Did I try? I did. I really did but life is hard and lessons were learned.
T'was the Saturday before Halloween. What better way to show off that Halloween spirit than with a black and orange book stack.
As I'm writing this, I just finished the twelfth book in my 31 in 31 book reading challenge. I have read some great classics - Dracula, Frankenstein, The Lottery, The Doll, Carrie. I read some middle grade horror which totally surprised me - CIrque Du Freak. But so far, one book stands out among the rest.
It's been a bit since I've done a book tag and since it's Halloween I figured it made sense to do a Halloween Book Tag. I found this on Chasing Destino's blog. Check it out here https://chasingdestino.com/2021/10/09/halloween-book-tag-i/
One of the tragedies of being a bookworm is having an infinite hunger for books but a very finite bank account. For many book lovers, the library has been our saving grace. Unfortunately, I live in town but not enough in town to qualify for a free library card. It's something to do the county I live in. We have a used bookshop that I love but those books still aren't free.
So, what's a train wreck with a fiction addiction to do?
Kindle to the rescue. I'm not talking about Kindle Unlimited (you check that out here https://amzn.to/3mBxsxg ). These are real, live actual books. Because sometimes, authors will offer you the first in their book series to get you hooked and then you feel compelled to buy the rest of the series. Which may have happened a time or two in my Kindle ownership.
Who doesn't love a good villain? I mean a well written, well rounded, oh my gosh it was you all along villain. And maybe it's my own warped brain, but sometimes I can relate to the bad guy. Seriously. There have been more times than not that I've thought Thanos was right. Maybe that's just due to my time working in customer service. Anywho. With this being spooky season, I thought it was time to celebrate some bookish bad guys. Warning, this post will contain spoilers. If you haven't read one or any of these books, feel free to either skip that book or this post.
I've posted my October TBR. I've written about witchy cozy mysteries. But maybe you need more. More thrills. More chills. More blood spills. Look no farther than here. I'm bringing you ten creepily good books that will bring the nightmares.
Here it is. The final list of my to be read in October. I have to admit to a little trepidation. But even if I only make it through the first list, that's still ten books. That puts me ten books closer to my reading goal of one hundred books for the year. And just to give you fair forewarning, yes. There are three Disney villain books on here. I don't want to hear anything about how they're not scary. If a stepmother sending her stepkid into the woods to be killed isn't scary to you, you're on a whole different level than me. Plus, I may have Disney on the brain with an upcoming trip being planned. And BooBash looks like so much fun. Anyway. I also have a few re-reads. Because I loved them so much I have to revisit with them. Even if they scared the hell out of me the first time I read them. So, without further ado, here's the last eleven books on my thirty one in thirty one challenge. I've included my book bingo card again, in case you missed it on the last two blogs.