Fall 2020 TBR

It’s been a while since I’ve made a TBR because I never follow them; but fall is here!! It’s one of my favorite seasons and since I’m in a good mood and have already had two pumpkin spice lattes since October started, I thought I’d do one of my favorite blogging things — make a TBR!!

For me, fall is from October to about mid-December, so I’ll try to focus on these books for that time. I’ve already started a few, so I’m optimistic that I’ll complete at least 2 of the books on this list.

I’ll also participate in Spooktastic Reads, which is a laid-back reading and blogging event hosted by the Wyrd & Wonder crew over the 13 days leading up to Halloween, and will read some of these for that event too.

Well then, here’s what I plan to read:

Books I’ve already started

Dracula by Bram Stoker, illus. by Becky Cloonan

I started this exactly 2 years ago in October 2018. I stopped reading because I was so bored by the story, but I plan to just pick up at where I left off.

The Way Back by Gavriel Savit

I’m reading an ARC of this novel, which will be published on November 17. It’s YA historical fiction with some supernatural elements based on Jewish folklore. I really liked Savit’s first novel, Anna and the Swallow Man, but it’s taking me a while to get into this, probably because I had too many books going at once. I’ll settle down to it this weekend.

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Two of my friends are reading this and I want to read it too so I can discuss it with them. I’m only a few sentences in, but it has my attention.

Some books that give me fall/Halloween vibes

The Isle of Blood by Rick Yancey

This is the third book in Yancey’s Monstrumology series, which are YA paranormal historical fiction novels about a boy who’s an apprentice to a monstrumologist — a scientist who studies monsters. I loved the first book, thought the second one was also great, and am eager to read this one.

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

My plan with King’s books is to read them in publication order, but I keep going back and forth about whether to continue on with Dead Zone (which is next in my publication order plan) or just jump to Doctor Sleep because I liked the Shining so much. Obviously, I’ve decided to do the latter. I just want to know what happens next.

Locke & Key, Vol. 2: Head Games by Joe Hill, illus. by Gabriel Rodríguez

I’ve been meaning to continue with this comic book series for a long time now, so that’s the plan this fall. I still need to pick up with the show on Netflix too.

Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett

Pratchett’s Discworld books aren’t scary, but I sometimes get fall vibes from the ones I’ve read so far. I’ve only read the Witches books. Witches Abroad is the third in that subseries, and I hope to get to it while it’s still early fall and I can read outside (so maybe I’ll start on it next week).

Books from the list of books I told myself to read this year

Under the Pendulum Sun by Jeannette Ng

The cover gives me winter vibes, so I’ll start this in late fall, like end of November/beginning of December.

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

Pullman’s book also makes me think of winter. I guess it’s because I watched the movie and there was a polar bear in it. I’ll start this around the same time as Ng’s book.

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann

This is definitely a November book for me, mostly because I’ll read all the others in either October or November, lol!

Well, there it is.
What are your reading plans for this season?

14 thoughts on “Fall 2020 TBR

  1. Not to be ornery, but I loved Dracula — and the film history of the character is so rich, from the black-and-white metaphysical evil of Bela Lugosi, to the cruel masculinity of Jack Palance, to the perfect gothic villain/romantic hero blend in Francis Ford Coppola’s version — stick with it! Also, I have to get to Mexican Gothic next … and cast my vote for Ann Radcliffe’s 1797 “The Italian” as best gothic novel of all time 🙂 Gary

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    1. That’s cool 🙂 and thanks for sharing your love for Dracula. I do prefer the many movies and shows that are either about the book or somehow includes the character. For now, I’m sticking with the book and will hopefully complete it this year. Thanks for the recommendation! I’ll look up that Ann Radcliffe novel. I’ve never heard of it before.

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  2. I’m reading Mexican Gothic right now, and it’s fantastic! I hope you enjoy it. And Locke & Key is just wonderful! The Netflix show was really well done, and I’m so exited for the second season!


    1. I’m about 20 pages in and am really liking it. I got hooked so easily.
      I need to return to the Locke & Key show. I didn’t like the first episode too much but I want to complete the season 1.

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  3. Hell yes for Locke & Key! The concept behind the keys is only built on further with volume 2 too. Hope you enjoy your time with the rest of the series! 😀

    I wanted to read Dracula for Halloween this year but my TBR got so insane that that plan sort of died quickly hahah Happy reading! 😀


    1. Lol! I certainly understand about the TBR getting out of control.
      Thanks! I want to keep picking up more comics since I have so many that are unread, so I might also read another horror one this month.

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