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!