So I found out about this readathon from a fellow book blogger, Bookish Tiffany, and I decide to join because I am one of the biggest fans of Halloween Season and I also love reading (especially themed reading). Really, a no-brainer. This the first readathon I have officially been a part of, and it’s pretty perfect that it’s SPOOKY themed. So, for the month of October you choose a team to be on (Ghost/Vampire/Witch-Wizard) and I chose #TeamVampire. I’m really looking forward to all the challenges the creators have set up! This readathon is hosted on Twitter, and additional details can be found here.
Trick: Creatures of the night – Vampires must read at least one book entirely at night or in the dark.
Treat: Speed – Vampires may choose one book to receive double points (Please enter this once you’ve finished that book, in the designated slot).
1. Costume Party : Read the group book – Coraline by Neil Gaiman
So, Coraline is the group book, but it’s been on my TBR since I first saw the movie. I even picked up a copy from a used book sale a few months ago to finally cross it off my list. So, basically this is kismet.
2. Monster Mash : Read a book that has your team mascot in it
As a huge fan of the original House of Night series, I low-key freaked out when I found out about this new spinoff/continuation series. Then, 4 days ago I stumbled across a copy of Loved at a used book sale and had to have it. I’m excited to revisit this friend group and their unique vampire magic.
3. Fall Foliage : Read a book with fall colors on the cover (red, orange, yellow, or brown)
Okay, so for this one, I haven’t been able to settle on a choice yet, but I’m hoping to read them both this month, so maybe it won’t matter? Anyways, Circe is Greek Mythology and Magic. And as a Greek myth nerd, I’m surprised I haven’t picked this up sooner. The Furies is a modern day witchy equivalent. It’s basically four girls at a boarding school getting into magically dangerous shenanigans. It gives me serious Craft vibes.
4. Spooky Hayride : Read a book that involves a trip or quest
Yes, I know I’m indecisive. Both of these are epic fantasy tales filled with dastardly deeds and heart-wrenching quests (or so I’m hoping). The Never Tilting World is about a world divided by a long-ago betrayal and two goddess who set out to make it right. I expect the setting will be pretty cool, due to the two realms being described as “one cloaked in perpetual night, the other scorched by an unrelenting sun.” And the Guinevere Deception is a King Arthur retelling, but from Guinevere’s perspective. I’m excited to see how it compares to the original story.
5. Corn Maze : Read a book where someone gets lost and/or finds themselves
If the first line of a synopsis is “a girl who can speak to gods must save her people without destroying herself” you know that some messy shit is going to go down. Wicked Saints sounds like an epic, medieval, magical story filled with hard decisions and brutal consequences.
6. Black Cat : Read a book with an animal on the cover
So, this series has been on my radar for years and I’ve just never managed to pick it up. This seemed like the perfect excuse to finally bite the bullet. I swear everyone raves about this series, so I’m excited to enter Hex Hall and get schooled in magic.
7. Spider Webs : Read a book that gives you the heebie jeebies
Okay, another double, but again planning to read both, and I have these both out from the library in audiobook format, so only 1 feels like kind of like cheating. I’ve read I Hunt Killers before, but I felt that its creepy son-of-a-serial-killer vibes fit this month perfectly. I’m also excited about In a Dark, Dark Wood. I’ve heard rave reviews about this thriller (even Tree just gave her approval!), so you know, SPOOKY vibes and all.
8. Scary Movie : Read a book and watch the movie/tv show adaptation
Since I quite enjoyed this movie, I was excited to find out it was based on a book, and even more excited to find it at a used book sale. If you’ve seen the movie, you know the gist. If not, the gist is, zombies can fall in love and that might be their saving grace.
Thanks for reading!