So, this is my first October in the book blogging community, and as we all love themed months and read-a-longs, it appears October is the month for scary reads, gripping thrillers and spooky stress-inducing page-turners. Ula @ Blog of Erised has organised Ominous October, a bookish event featuring reviews, interviews and features such as this one, you should go check it out for some inspiration.
But what do you do if you’re a scaredy cat?
Welcome to my world. I shy away from horror movies, hide behind my hands at gory slasher scenes and I will admit to sleeping with the light on after braving Paranormal Activity 2. So it stands to reason that I’ve also avoided scary books. I haven’t even attempted one, and I’m not sure that I want to. If you’re looking for some more “comfortable” reads for Halloween, you’ve come to the right place!
Practical Magic – I love the movie version of this book starring Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock, and didn’t even know it was a book adaption until recently. I’m really looking forward to reading this one soon!
The Infernal Devices Series – This is a firm favourite in the book blogging community. Mix shadowhunters, werewolves, warlocks and weird creatures and you have a paranormal treat in store.
Miss Peregine’s Home For Peculiar Children – a creepy read with even creepier photography included, this book, and its follow-up, Hollow City, have gotten a lot of great reviews. A perfect read for October.
The Host – I know, I know. Not many are fans of the Twilight series (I am though!), but I’ve heard that even the biggest Twi-haters are fans of Meyers more chunky read, The Host.
The Mara Dyer Series – I just recently got my hands on the first book in this series, and I can’t wait to get to it! I didn’t know it was that creepy until I read a couple of spoiler-free reviews, and apparently this will make for a great October read!
My planned reads are a bit out of sync at the minute, I’m on a mood-reading binge, so even though I want to get to some of these this month, it may or may not happen.
What are you planning to read in the month of October? Are you taking part in any read-a-longs? And are you a spooky avoider just like me, or do you enjoy the rush from scary stories?