Halloween Readathon 2017 TBR!
GUYS! I’m so excited Wonderless Reviews is hosting another Halloween readathon this year, and I am pumped! I had so much fun participating last year, and I know I’m going to love it this year, too. Plus, I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump these past few weeks, and I think a readathon is just the thing I need to bring me out of it. So, today, I’m going to share with you all my tentative TBR! Okay, here we go:
First, the rules (taken from her original post):
💀 The read-a-thon is going to run from the 10th October – 31st October.
💀 You can join in at any time until the end of the read-a-thon.
💀 You can read as many or as little books as you want!!!
💀 The books HAVE to be horror, thriller and/or have some kind of supernatural element!! Except for one challenge, but more on that below. I’m sorry if these genres aren’t your cup of tea, but it wouldn’t really be a Halloween themed read-a-thon otherwise.
💀 When posting your TBR link back to her post so other people can join in!! Share the spooky love!! If you don’t have a blog that’s okay!! You can post your TBR on Twitter, Instagram, Goodreads, YouTube – ANYWHERE!!
💀 Use the hashtag #HalloweenWR to share your progress on social media!!
*There’s also going to be a giveaway! So, be sure to check out her original post to get all the details for that!*
Okay, now onto the challenges that I’m basing my TBR around:
For this one, I’m going with The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. I think all the covers for this series are super creepy looking! Plus, I really love the Sabrina the Teenage Witch TV show, and while I realize this is going to be a very different thing, I’m quite curious to see how it goes. Also, I’ve never really read any graphic novels or comics before, so I think it might be fun to try a new reading format!
I’ve decided to go with The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. I wanted to read this book last year for Halloween, but I ran out of time, so I decided to save it for this year. I’m really hoping I can get to it this October!
This book looks super cheesy, but I think The Curse by Connie Laux is going to make a perfect Halloween book. This is one of the books I picked up at my library’s book sale last month, and it gave me R. L. Stine vibes, so I thought it would be perfect to read for Halloween.
The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury is another book I intended to read last Halloween, but didn’t get around to. This one is quite short, and I can see myself cozy in my room with my Halloween decorations and lights on my bookcase glowing, while I’m reading this book in bed. Blustering winds preferred, but not required.
Does Halloweentown count? 😂 I definitely plan on watching a spooky, scary movie for Halloween, but I haven’t decided which one. I also know I’ll be watching all the ones from the Disney Channel, but those aren’t exactly scary, so I’m not sure if I’ll count any of those or not. I know The Haunting of Hill House has a movie adaptation, so maybe I’ll watch that? We shall see!
I’m going to go with the treat option, and read The Simplicity of Cider by Amy Reichert. This book seems like it still has that autumnal vibe, but it’s not spooky or scary. I think something lighthearted like this one will be perfect to read at about the halfway point of the readathon!
For my last two books, I’m going to read either The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding by Alexandra Braken, How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather, and/or Slasher Girls and Monster Boys edited by April Tucholke. I’ve been hearing so many good things about Prosper Redding, and I heard it actually takes place during Halloween time, which is so fun! Then, I picked up How to Hang a Witch at my library’s book sale, and I’ve heard it’s such a mysterious and spooky book. Also, I started Slasher Girls and Monster Boys last Halloween, but I only read 3 or 4 of the short stories in the collection, and so I’d really like to finish that this year as well.
There’s my TBR! I really don’t expect to get everything read, but it sure would be nice if I did.
Thanks for reading!
Let me know if you’re participating in the readathon! If you are, let me know what’s on your TBR!
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