I’ll be hosting a Halloween themed read-a-thon from the 10th-31st of October. I tried to make it as chill and lowkey as possible. It’s just a way for us to all embrace the best holiday ever and to read spooky books together. You can join in at ANY TIME and the challenges are totally optional. If you’d like to join in then check out my announcement post here for more information.
You all know how I am with TBRs so this is again really tentative. I plan on reading spooky books ALL this month so.
Covers = Goodreads
The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco
A dead girl walks the streets.
She hunts murderers. Child killers, much like the man who threw her body down a well three hundred years ago.
And when a strange boy bearing stranger tattoos moves into the neighborhood so, she discovers, does something else. And soon both will be drawn into the world of eerie doll rituals and dark Shinto exorcisms that will take them from American suburbia to the remote valleys and shrines of Aomori, Japan.
The girl on the cover reminds me of Samara from The Ring, especially during that scene where she crawls out of the TV and all the well scenes. Just thinking about that terrifies me. Whilst books rarely scare me, I’m a wuss when it comes to movies especially when people are possessed and/or do that weird disjointed crawling. Ughhh. The Ring was one of the first horror movies I ever watched and it will never not creep me out.
The Haunting of Sunshine Girl by Paige McKenzie
Something freaky’s going on with Sunshine’s new house . . . there’s the chill that wraps itself around her bones, the giggling she can hear in the dead of night, and then the strange shadows that lurk in her photographs. But the more weird stuff that happens, the less her mom believes her. Sunshine’s always had a quirky affiliation with the past, but this time, history is getting much too close for comfort . . .
If there is something, or someone, haunting her house, what do they want? And what will they do if Sunshine can’t help them?
I’ve always been intrigued by haunted houses after having my own experiences and even more so after becoming a paranormal investigator. This book is based on a YouTube series that Paige created. It creeped me out a lot and whilst I don’t think the book will scare me it’ll be really fun to read!!
Everyone says Black Marshall is cursed.
Three of her best friends have died in tragic accidents. After Oscar, the whispers started. Now she’s used to being on her own. It’s easier that way.
But when her date for the formal ends up in intensive care, something in quiet little Dainsfield starts to stir. Old secrets are revealed and terrifying new dangers emerge.
There’s been some mixed reviews for this, but I’m still really excited to read it. This is a YA thriller and Oz YA so I’m really hoping I love it. I’m normally a fan of YA thrillers no matter what so fingers crossed. I love anything involving small towns too.
Baird College’s Mendenhall echoes with the footsteps of the last home-bound students heading off for Thanksgiving break, and Robin Stone swears she can feel the creepy, hundred-year-old residence hall breathe a sigh of relief for its long-awaited solitude. Or perhaps it’s only gathering itself for the coming weekend.
As a massive storm dumps rain on the isolated campus, four other lonely students reveal themselves. Each has forsaken a long weekend at home for their own secret reasons.
The five unlikely companions establish a tentative rapport, but they soon become aware of a sixth presence disturbing the ominous silence that pervades the building. Are they the victims of a simple college prank taken way too far, or is the unusual energy evidence of something genuine—and intent on using the five students for its own terrifying ends? It’s only Thursday afternoon, and they have three long days and dark nights before the rest of the world returns to find out what’s become of them. But for now it’s just the darkness keeping company with five students nobody wants and no one will miss.
Okay, firstly: YES. Secondly: YES. This sounds like the kind of horror movie that I am so incredibly week for. I love that there’s a group of ragtag characters and that there’s a psychological aspect. I have an ebook of this so I can not wait to read it in bed in the dark. It seems like it’s going to be so fun!! (Yeah, that’s my idea of fun)
Carrie knew she should not use the terrifying power she possessed… But one night at her senior prom, Carrie was scorned and humiliated just one time too many, and in a fit of uncontrollable fury she turned her clandestine game into a weapon of horror and destruction…
Because I like to suffer I’m obviously choosing TRICK. Sometimes I feel like I can’t call myself a horror fan because confession (or not because I’ve said it before): I have NEVER read a Stephen King book. There’s no excuse for this because my mum is a huge fan of his books and movie and I’ve grown up around them. The Shining film truly terrified me as a kid to the point where I wouldn’t let my parents watch it if I was ANYWHERE in the house. I still haven’t watched it now as an adult. I think the reason why I haven’t read a King novel is because I don’t want to lose the fear I associate with it? Like I said I don’t find books scary and I’m worried I’ll read it and be like “oh is that all….” and I’ll lose that? I really, really wish I could be one of those people who could get scared by books. However, I’ve decided that I’ve been putting it off for way too long. Carrie has been on my shelf since the adaptation with Chloe Grace Moretz was released.
One of these…. I haven’t decided yet and you can’t make me. There’s too many horror books that I want to read. I’ll probably just pick one randomly or something. These all fit the above categories too so I could swap something out. I’m sure everyone knows that I’m a Distracted Mood Reader™ 😂
Obviously, I won’t be reading ALL of these. I just can not choose and I like to give myself options.
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