My Halloween-themed TBR for October, 2019 Edition

Hello readers!

Every October I choose a few spooky, witchy or otherwise Halloween-themed books, and this year will be no different! It’s just the perfect weather to pick up something a bit eerie, creepy, atmospheric and magical.

Other posts I wrote on previous October reads:

My October 2018 Spooky TBR

Spooky Books I Got This October

Books I Want to Read for Halloween

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All the Birds in the Sky, by Charlie Jane Anders has been on my TBR for a while! I’ve owned this book for maybe a year or two, so I’m excited to read it. It’s a book that seems to be more on the weird side than horror, but it’s magical and witchy and strange, so I thought it was pretty cool for October!

Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman is also not horror, but sounds delightful, dangerous and has monsters, so it’s a pretty Halloween-y book in my opinion. Also the edition I have has illustrations and I’m super excited for it!

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson is a horror book! Yay! Of all the books I’d like to read this month, this is the one I’m most excited for, so I might just pick it up first.

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The War in the Dark, by Nick Setchfield is a speculative fiction set during the Cold War, it has horror and magic, and honestly sounds so cool. I’ve been meaning to read more speculative fiction / alternative history, so this is a nice choice!

Places in the Darkness, by Christopher Brookmyre is a murder mystery in space with a noir vibe that sounds perfect for a Halloween read!

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October is a month where my readings become very fantasy & sci-fi-oriented. There’s something about the cool, longer nights that put me in the mood for some magical reads.

Are you reading something Halloween-themed this month?


27 thoughts on “My Halloween-themed TBR for October, 2019 Edition

  1. This is such a good list, Naty!! I didn’t love All the Birds in the Sky, so hopefully you get along with it better than I did. We Have Always Lived in the Castle is incredible, and I might even get a tattoo inspired by it! I definitely want to hear your thoughts and hope you pick it up asap. 🙂

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  2. Great list, Naty! I’m also aiming to pick up We Have Always Lived in the Castle this month, and I’m so excited for it! I didn’t love All the Birds in the Sky but I did think it was an interesting book, so I’ll be interested to see your thoughts on that one! And I’m curious about Neverwhere as well, which has been on my TBR for a long time and I’ve just not gotten around to it. I hope you have a great month of spooky reading!!

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    • Yeah, the reviews for All the Birds are kind of everywhere and I am a bit scared but hopeful going into it! Omg it will be so cool to basically read together We Have Always. I look so much forward to exchanging impressions on it with you!!

      Neverwhere has been on my TBR for an embarrassing long time, plus it’s an edition with DRAWINGS, which is so exciting.

      I hope you have a great reading month too, Emily! 🙂 🙂

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      • Thanks, Naty! 🙂

        There are definitely readers who adore All the Birds as well, I hope you do have a good time with it!

        Extra artwork is always a plus!!

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    • Thank you, Martie!! 🙂 Will do! Do you have October reading plans? (so sorry if you’ve posted and I missed it, I’m such a mess with blog-hopping lately)


    • Thank you so much, Noriko, you’re so sweet as usual ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ I think I've seen a few other Halloween rec posts already, I love getting inspired by those! Are you picking some spooky books this month?

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      • You’re welcome ❤ Well, I've been meaning to read We Have Always Lived in the Castle for so long and I thought I would read this for once, but darn, it's kind of expensive even for a kindle book lol

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  3. You have quite the variety of choices here! I have been wanting to read Neverwhere, but haven’t had the chance to get to it yet! Looking forward to hearing what you think of it 😊

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