As you, faithful readers, know, I’ve been suffering through a bit of a book slump. I haven’t really been grabbed by anything lately that makes me want to read all the way to the end. I’ve tried all the old standby remedies, and as I was trolling booktube for recommendations and slump-busting tips, I was reminded that October is a HUGE month for readathons! So I decided on two to participate in. Each one is a week long readathon with specific reading challenges.
This Week’s Readathon: Spookathon (Oct.16-22)
Spookathon is hosted by booktubers:
- Read a Thriller
- Read a Book with a Spooky Word in the Title
- Read a Book Based on a Childhood Fear
- Read a Book with Orange on the Cover
- Read a Book Set in a Creepy Location
My Spookathon TBR
Thriller: In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
I saw this book praised on Stacked and immediately felt like I had to read it. I loooooove a good creepy forest, so I’m here for it.
Spooky Word in the Title: Before the Devil Breaks You Libba Bray
The Devil is spooky, being broken by the Devil is very scary… basically I’m looking for an excuse to squeeze this one into the readathon, because I love this series and I’m too psyched for it.
Based on a Childhood Fear: There’s Someone Inside Your House Stephanie Perkins
So, when I was little I was certain that there was someone sneaking into my house at night. No amount of reassurance from my parents could convince me that we were safe from intruders. For a long time I was positive that The Penguin (Danny DeVito) was climbing in through my bedroom window… it didn’t matter that we lived on the fourth floor of an apartment complex.
Book with Orange on the Cover The Haunting of Hill House Shirley Jackson
I have already told you that I love this book. I love Shirley Jackson, if I could do grad school over again, I would focus on her. This book is all kinds of creepy and I love it. Full Disclosure: the copy I’m reading has SIGNIFICANTLY less orange on the cover, but I’m not dropping unnecessary money on readathon material.
Book Set in a Spooky Location And the Trees Crept In Dawn Kurtagich
Creepy house? Menacing woods? Unconventional narrative and book design? SIGN ME UP!
The Group Book: The Stranger in the House Shari Lapena
I am not reading the group book this year, because I can’t really rationalize buying ANOTHER book and my library doesn’t have it on the shelf… so… yeah.
So, there’s my Spookathon TBR! I’m excited to get started and will post updates throughout the week.
Are you doing Spookathon? What are reading? Let me know and let’s get spooky together!