For me, October always signifies the beginning of the end of the year. And I mean this in a completely positive way. I love the way autumn leads into winter, with the changing of leaves, longer nights, and chilly weather. These last three months (Oct/Nov/Dec) are my favorite, mainly because society has jam-packed them with celebrations. There's always something to look forward to, which makes me happy!
Because October is the month of all things spooky, I stuck with the theme and chose four "scary" books I'd like to tackle soon:
A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis // I'll be honest, my excitement for reading this is 70% because of the cover. Specifically, the hand on the girl's foot. SO CREEPY. The designer's eye for detail makes my heart sing.
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs // Yes, I am a bit embarrassed that I haven't read this one yet. Knowing that Tim Burton is directing (or has directed?) the movie has made me all the more eager to read this now.
In the After by Demetria Lunetta // I lost interest after I bought this off of the Book Outlet website a while ago, but I had to look through it for research during my summer internship and now I need to know what happens. It gives me The Walking Dead zombie vibes (though I don't watch the show) so it may be the perfect pick for you if you need a fix between each episode.
Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix // Quirk Books sent this to me last year, which I am so grateful for, and I have not read it yet. Not sure what is going on with my brain, but this is the perfect opportunity to get on with it, no? I love that it's formatted to look like an Ikea catalog, and there's even a Home Delivery Order Form. Dedicated to the game, y'all.
If you are looking for something haunting to read, I would highly recommend Through the Woods by Emily Carroll. The stories are a bit terrifying and the illustrations are really nice — well worth a look through.
Have you decided to read anything spooky this month?