Today I am coming up to you with five spooky/spoopy reads that I am actually missing out on. Yeah. Didn’t think that would be the reason for the list, right? Well, don’t worry. These are the books I wish I had the time for but with full time work and Diwali coming up, there simply isn’t time for me to cover these books in my reading time.
Which is a pity. Oh well. Such is a bookworm life, amirite?
So, these are the books that seem to me, to be perfect for the month of October and have a good autumnal vibe to them but unfortunately, I might not be able to get to but if you are in search of interesting reads then please, consider these titles.
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
This is a quintessential dark read for October, wouldn’t you say? At least, that’s what I have heard all my reading life and yet. I haven’t managed to grab a copy and read it. It’s on me, I haven’t performed my best to reach this book in my TBR yet. However with Jane Eyre-esque plot, you know what you are getting into, right? A story where the dead character holds far more weight than the living one? Sign me up for that!
The Haunting of the Hill House by Shirley Jackson
Another of the classics that I haven’t even begin to consider reading yet even though I badly want to. This classic has all the things that every autumn needs! Mystery, thriller and horror. It is a beloved book and I can’t wait for it be my beloved book too.
Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer
Nothing beats spooky when it’s science fiction, right? A book I have been wanting to read ever since I learned of it’s spooky, creepy otherness of it all. A group of women venturing into this unknown part of the world which has a ‘border’ of its own? Nobody comes out of it undamaged? Yep. That’s the kind of creepy forest/place book I dig.
The Library of the Unwritten by A. J. Hackwith
This one is recent and I only came to know about this literally last week? So I am not too heartbroken about not being able to read it because well, it’s a recent addition to my TBR but also because it’s likely gonna be read pretty soon anyway. Probably. I am never sure and I never promise something like that. Still! A book where books that aren’t finished by their authors reside in the Library of the Unwritten in Hell, and it is up to the Librarian to track down any restless characters who emerge from those unfinished stories? Hello, isn’t it every bookworm’s dream? To be that Librarian in Hell? Because I am pretty sure I am not landing in heaven at this point.
Gideon the Ninth by Tamsin Muir
Oh, boy. This one I am really sorry I am probably not gonna be able to read this month. Why you ask? Mostly because there are a lot more physical books that I am meant to read going forward and secondly, the sequel doesn’t come till next year anyway. So, I wouldn’t wanna hurt my heart by doing something like that. But trust me when I say that I regret I am not reading this one right now. A fantasy with lesbian necromancers in space is definitely right up my alley of all things awesome.
These are the five books I am sorry I am not going to read this month and then there are a couple of bonus books that almost made the list but not quite.
The Heart Forger by Rin Chupeco
Speaking of necromancers! I read The Bone Witch earlier this year and I have to say that I was really glad that the series was over because that meant that I could grab the rest of the series whenever I want and finish reading them. However since then I haven’t been in the mood to read the next book in the series which is just plain sad. An anti-heroine is something I rarely see in the books I read so this one is a special treat for me. Hopefully, I do read the book soon.
The Near Witch by V. E. Schwab
It’s V. E. Schwab’s debut novel which is back with a whole new look. I recently bought the paperback copy of it and I wish I had it higher on my reading list but it isn’t. Schwab’s writing is no doubt amazing however considering this is her first novel, I will hopefully go into it with less expectations than I went with for, say, Vengeful.
So, that’s it for the spooky unread books on my tbr, what are the books that you wish you could read this month but probably can’t? I posted this one because we all talk about the books we are going to read and trying to read but we never talk about the ones that somehow for one reason or another didn’t quite make the list and I think those books also deserve a chance to be talked about.
What do you think? Tell me in the comments below! Also, while you are doing that, tell me what is your spooky read this month too! I might need to stock up on books for the next year after all!