Hey y’all! I’ve got my TBR rip raring and ready to go for October, and it actually has no planned spookiness or anything “Halloween” themed. I guess there might be some that could fit it, but that wasn’t the intention, you know? Anyway. Here’s my non-spooky TBR with my attempts at making them spooky-fied. xD
Book club choices
Oh, you know, actually… okay, maybe there’s some spookishery going on here. But I swear, it was unplanned spookishery! *ahem* moving on…
Sign Here I grabbed from Book of the Month because, despite how leery I was of all the hype I’d seen around it, it does actually sound like a book I’d like. It’s about a demon trying to get a whole family to trade their souls to him, so uh… I guess demons and Hell are pretty Halloweeny.
The Night Ship came from Aardvark Book Club, which just launched! This one is a dual-timeline story about two kids who end up on an island off Western Australia and they’re looking at old shipwrecks and monsters and maybe ghosts which actually kind of sounds like it fits October reading too.
But then we have As Long As The Lemon Trees Grow (another BOTM pick and one I’ve been excited for!!) which is definitely not spooky or haunted or anything! Actually, though, it’s probably haunting because it’s about a young woman who is helping at a hospital during increasing violence and tension in Syria, which doesn’t sound like an easy read, right? That’s more like the horror of the actual world that makes this one scary. Oh… wait… there actually is kind of a ghost in this too — an imaginary friend who is the representation of the main character’s fear.
Alright, so these three are kind of spooky/paranormal themed, but not on purpose! Wait for the next three! 🙂
Acts of Violet is about a woman whose sister was a mega-famous magician with a cult following, and how the woman deals with the fame crazy after her sister’s disappearance in the middle of a crazy stunt at her show. So actual, this one has magic and some fairly dark vibes and a good amount of secrets and mystery, so this is kind of spooky too in its way.
Morning Sun in Wuhan is a book from the perspective of a young girl in Wuhan as COVID-19 is just starting to breakout. The girl wants to help people but isn’t sure how, especially as the disease gets more and more deadly. Which, kind of similarly to As Long As The Lemon Trees Grow, is more like real-world horror. :l
Lore Olympus, Volume 3 is coming out this month! I have the first two (and in fact, two copies of the second because I was a greedy/lazy idiot and couldn’t decide which version to keep) and am looking forward to the third print installment! It feels and looks so nice on paper, and.. this one… is about the King of Hell.