Hello everyone! With October right around the corner, I am positive that I’m not the only one thinking ahead to my Spooktober 2019 TBR! In looking ahead, of course I’m also looking into what I have read in the past to work out what should go on my list for next month. Haunted books Part I will be a post about a handful of books I have read and enjoyed in Octobers past that maybe you either want to pick up or avoid this year. Part II will be my actual TBR/books I’m considering as the mood reader I am.
👍 City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab – This middle grade book comes in at 285 pages and it really flies by. I ended up claiming City of Ghosts as one of my top books of 2018, that’s how much I loved this one. You can check out my review here.
👎 The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White – I realize that this may be an unpopular opinion, but this book just didn’t live up to the hype for me. Maybe I’ll try reading it again at some point in time but for now, I sit disappointed.
👍 The Wicked Deep by Shea Earnshaw – If the cover alone doesn’t draw you into this book, then Goodreads’ description of Hocus Pocus + Practical Magic will maybe give you a little extra push. This was a great ghost story built on hundreds of years of small town magic and once I started reading, I couldn’t put it down.
👎 The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay – I had high hopes for this one because many people rave about this author around this time of year. This book and A Head Full of Ghosts (which I have also read and did not completely enjoy) just aren’t my style for horror-thrillers. Great concepts but no action past a certain point, in my opinion. So I think I’m done trying PT at this point.