Well in trying to keep my reading up, I've decided to bring this idea back, I am going to be reading "spooky" books all throughout October and then posting the reviews during the last week, leading up to Halloween on the 31st. But this is just a me thing, and I'm not really marketing it as a challenge. But, if any of you want to grab the idea (I don't think it's an original on my part) and do it yourself, go ahead!
I am trying to not overload myself, so I have picked only four books I am planning on reading, one for each week that's left of October. The books are a mix of supernatural/horror/thriller that I think will fit the bill for a Spooktacular Read.
Bits & Pieces by Jonathan Maberry - This is the 5th book in the Rot & Ruin series, which I ADORE! It fills in the gaps missing between Benny's adventures in the main books and what was happening in the world outside of his group. Gotta love zombies during Halloween, and this is the ultimate zombie series!
Slasher Girls & Monster Boys edited by April Genevieve Tucholke - Ever since I heard about this short story collection, I've been dying to read it (pun in no way intended lol). It has some kick-ass contributors to the collection and it is all about scary things. Perfect for Halloween, and I'll probably read this first since I only have until Saturday to finish!
Asylum by Madeleine Roux - Halloween isn't complete without a good "haunted" house-esque story. This has been on my shelf for a year, so I want to read it. I have heard mixed reviews, but it definitely looks creepy to me; of course if I had to stay in an old sanatorium for summer camp I would get the HECK out of there!
Liar of Dreams by Libba Bray - I think this book will be terrifying! With the first book, The Diviners, Bray managed to cultivate a story so creepy that I could only read it during the day. So with the next book, I'm feeling this will be the case again. I might have to read a synopsis on like Wikipedia, since it has been sooooooo long since The Diviners came out, but I think it won't matter once I'm trusted back into the story.
Those are my four choices for Spooktacular Reads! There are a TON of different "spooky" stories out there, so it was definitely hard to pick, but I think I have a good little group all ready.
Let me know if you're doing your own Spooktacular reads in October, and come on back on Halloween for a surprise! Happy haunting!