October Reading List

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THIS IS HALLOWEEN! HALLOWEEN! HALLOWEEN! Okay, I’m done. But not really, because it’s HALLOWEEN month! Which means I am going to read all of the scary books I can get my hands on. This is the one month a year I do themed reading, and I have been waiting for it all year. And now it’s here! So I might go a little crazy, but I am completely okay with that. And also very excited about this list (in case you couldn’t tell).

Here’s what I plan to read in October:

The Dead Zone by Stephen King. Continuing my tradition of reading a King book every Halloween (going on five years now!), I’ve decided to pick up The Dead Zone for 2018. I’ve had my eye on it for a while, so I’m excited to finally get around to it. Also, how can I not read a literal horror novel that predicted a sociopathic businessman becoming a popular politician who hosts crazy rallies and incites violence? (Honestly, when the master of horror predicts the future, you know that can’t be good.) This might be the most terrifying thing I read this month.

Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury. If you’ve been following me for a while, you probably already know that I’ve been reading this book since 2015. Just bits and pieces every October, but I never finish it, despite the fact that I enjoy it. This year, it’s happening. No excuses.

The Unbound by Victoria Schwab. I might as well have called this Victoria Schwab month, because I could not resist putting three of her books on my reading list. I want to finish this one before the end of the year, and what better time to read a book about ghosts? Speaking of which…

City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab. I figured a middle-grade novel might be a nice break in between all the really scary things. Also, ghosts.

Vengeful by V. E. Schwab. It has been a struggle to not binge read this until now, but I’m also kind of hesitant to read it because then it’ll be over. I just reread Vicious and am so excited to read this one. I’m sure Victoria Schwab will take this somewhere crazy and amazing, and I cannot wait.

The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel that Scandalized the World by Sarah Weinman. For my nonfiction book of the month, I decided I needed to go with true crime (not horror, but still kind of scary), and decided to pick up the audiobook of this one. I’ve heard great things, and I really enjoy true crime books, so I’m curious. (Knowing me, I will most likely also pick up Lolita shortly after I finish this.)


I am hoping to get a lot of reading done this month, because I definitely need to step up my reading game after a summer of reading slumps. I’m so excited for Halloween reading, and I think I put together a really great list. Fingers crossed I can get through all of them.

What are you planning on reading in October?

12 thoughts on “October Reading List

  1. I’ve got Vicious and Vengeful on my October TBR as well. I always re-read the Shining this month so I’m excited to get around to it. Good luck finally finished Something Wicked!

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    1. Thanks! I am so excited to read Vengeful. And The Shining was my Halloween read a few years ago. I still haven’t seen the movie, so I’m really glad it’s finally on Netflix. Now I have to watch it.

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