Spooky Season Reads If You Dare
Happy October, everyone !
We hope you’re enjoying the autumn weather. We’re finally out of our summer clothes and into everything cozy. This season is one of the easiest ones to feel the wheel of the year turn. There’s a difference in the way the air feels, the trees change, the animals are busy gathering but more than that, there’s the feeling of darkness coming. You can feel it in your body. It's a request to begin to slow down and the idea of hibernating becomes particularly appealing.
Gone are the endless summer days and nights, where everything feels light and breezy. Now there’s a thinning of the veil, and October especially feels like the time to embrace witchy/darker reads.
Keep reading to see our top fall reads. Ones that keep us up at night, satisfy our inner witch nature and give us the undoubtedly fall vibe.
Erin: Alright first and foremost I need to preface this with the fact that I am not a horror reader. I don’t enjoy being scared and unable to sleep at night after I put my book down. That being said, I do love it when there’s a “creepiness” to a thriller . So first up on my list of fall reads is House of Hollow:
Now, besides the draw of a good creepy novel, what I love reading during fall is any book concerning witches. I love historical ones, modern stories but the darker the better (no cosy mysteries, thanks) my fav witchy read is The Witches of New York by Ami McKay
The last book I want to recommend for your fall TBR pile is an older book from 2014 The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield.
Ashli: Unlike Erin, I absolutely live for horror and pure spooks. Disclaimer: I was that kid who was scared of everything. Couldn’t watch horror movies at all, even Darth Vader and Maleficent had me screaming in terror. However, I could read scary stories. From those Haunted Canada books to Darren Shan’s multiple horror series, I soaked up the thrills and chills. Now that I am an adult, I’ll happily take anything spooky, especially if it has an element of reality that makes you check over your shoulder constantly because it actually could happen to anyone.
I love true crime and October is the best time of the year to dive into some of those books. We all know about those famous men who have gone on killing sprees or murdered someone specific who has wronged them. But what about the women who do the same thing? For those stories, check out this next book.
Now for something a bit more new that I am super excited to read this October. I have this book as an advanced reader copy but it is out now for purchase at your local bookstore!
We could go on and on about horrific tales in literature, but we want to hear from you! Send us your top picks of past, present or future thrills and chills on Instagram or in the comment below. See yah all on the dark side!
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