Happy Friday readers! Booksandlala just announced the #Spookathon 2019 Readathon and I’m already excited to participate. I’m usually not someone who is active in Readathons (mostly because I discover them too late and can never get books from my library in time…)
However, I haven’t read a lot of thriller books in 2019 and want to change that. I think this readathon is the perfect excuse. I know I’m getting ahead of myself because it’s not quite October, but I think it’s best to get ahead. Because in my case I will be getting most of the books for Spookathon from my library.
Please keep reading if you’d like to see what my TBR looks like and how I’m going to complete the challenges. I also plan to share 6 amazing thriller recommendations that would be perfect for October (regardless if you’re participating in Spookathon) in a few days, so stay tuned!
- October 14th to the 20th (one week to read as many spooky books as possible!)
- Read a thriller
- Read a book with red on the cover
- Read a book with a spooky word in the title
- Read a book with a spooky setting
- Read something you wouldn’t normally read
I’m so excited for my TBR, some of these books have been on my TBR for ages and so I’m keen to read them for this readathon. Usually, I don’t decide what books I’ll read based on how many pages the book itself has. But I’ve definitely considered it for this readathon because it’s only a week long, and so I tried to find books with fewer page numbers.
I’ve also tried to pick books that complete more than one challenge, because the competitive person in me wants to complete all these challenges in a week!
MY TBR FOR SPOOKATHON:
Final Girls by Mira Grant
Virtual Reality technology has been created to heal psychological wounds by running clients through scenarios straight out of horror movies and nightmares in a carefully controlled environment. However, Esther Hoffman doubts real change can come from this. She’s spent her entire journalistic career debunking pseudoscience and she’s determined to uncover the truth about the budding company behind this technology.
Genre(s): Horror, Fantasy, Short Stories
Challenges Met: (2) read a book with red on the cover, (4) read a book with a spooky setting and (5) read something you wouldn’t normally read
The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison
The Gardener is a brutal, twisted man obsessed with his collection of precious “butterflies”—young women who have been kidnapped and intricately tattooed to resemble their namesakes. When the garden is discovered, a survivor is brought in for questioning. FBI agents Victor and Brandon are tasked with piecing together one of the most stomach-churning cases of their careers.
Genre(s): Thriller, Horror, Mystery
Challenges Met: (1) read a thriller, (2) read a book with red on the cover and (5) read something you wouldn’t normally read
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
First, there were ten—a curious assortment of strangers summoned as weekend guests to a private island off the coast of Devon. Their host, an eccentric millionaire unknown to all of them, is nowhere to be found. All that the guests have in common is a wicked past they’re unwilling to reveal—and a secret that will seal their fate. For each has been marked for murder. One by one they fall prey. Before the weekend is out, there will be none. And only the dead are above suspicion.
Genre(s): Mystery, Classics, Thriller, Crime
Challenges Met: (1) read a thriller, (2) read a book with red on the cover, (4) read a book with a spooky setting and (5) read something you wouldn’t normally read
Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand
Three girls — Marion, Zoey and Val — see their stories come together on the island of Sawkill Rock, where the beauty of gleaming horses grazing in rolling pastures and cold waves crashing against black cliffs is juxtaposed against rumors of an insidious monster and stories of disappearing girls. Girls have been disappearing here for decades, stolen away by a ravenous evil no one has dared to fight… until now.
Genre(s): Young Adult, Horror, Fantasy, LGBT
Challenges Met: (3) read a book with a spooky word in the title and (5) read something you wouldn’t normally read
Feel free to share your own TBR if you think you’d be participating in Spookathon or plan to read some spooky books during the month of October. 🎃👻