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Spooky Books I Want to Read

Hi little spookies! 👻 I know I don’t usually make to be read (TBR) lists, but these are books I want to start soon and hopefully finish by the end of the month. It might be a challenge but I am pretty determined now. 😀

Ninth House – Leigh Bardugo

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I finally decided to give in to the hype and read Ninth House. I did start it already, but I am only a few chapters in and they’re still setting the scene. Before starting this, I did see mixed feelings about it, so I’m a bit curious as to how it will go.

Premise: “Still searching for answers to this herself, Alex arrives in New Haven tasked by her mysterious benefactors with monitoring the activities of Yale’s secret societies. These eight windowless “tombs” are well-known to be haunts of the future rich and powerful, from high-ranking politicos to Wall Street and Hollywood’s biggest players. But their occult activities are revealed to be more sinister and more extraordinary than any paranoid imagination might conceive.

1922 – Stephen King

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I did recently decide to read this since I was looking for short books to read this spooky season. This will be the second book by Stephen King I will read, the first being Carrie.

Premise: “1922 is a novella by Stephen King, published in his collection Full Dark, No Stars (2010). The story opens with the confession of Wilfred James to the murder of his wife, Arlette, following their move to Hemingford, Nebraska onto land willed to Arlette by her father.

Pumpkin Heads – Rainbow Rowell

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I just found out about this one last night and I thought it would be a good lighthearted Halloween themed book. Just in case I get spooked by the other books and need something wholesome. This is a graphic novel by the way.

Premise: “Every autumn, all through high school, they’ve worked together at the best pumpkin patch in the whole wide world. (Not many people know that the best pumpkin patch in the whole wide world is in Omaha, Nebraska, but it definitely is.) They say good-bye every Halloween, and they’re reunited every September 1. But this Halloween is different—Josiah and Deja are finally seniors, and this is their last season at the pumpkin patch. Their last shift together. Their last good-bye. Josiah’s ready to spend the whole night feeling melancholy about it. Deja isn’t ready to let him. She’s got a plan: What if—instead of moping and the usual slinging lima beans down at the Succotash Hut—they went out with a bang? They could see all the sights! Taste all the snacks! And Josiah could finally talk to that cute girl he’s been mooning over for three years . . . What if their last shift was an adventure?

Wilder Girls – Rory Power

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I have been wanting to read this book for quite some time now and what better time than now? I recently bought the ebook to this too and I’m pretty excited.

Premise: “It’s been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put under quarantine. Since the Tox hit and pulled Hetty’s life out from under her. It started slow. First the teachers died one by one. Then it began to infect the students, turning their bodies strange and foreign. Now, cut off from the rest of the world and left to fend for themselves on their island home, the girls don’t dare wander outside the school’s fence, where the Tox has made the woods wild and dangerous. They wait for the cure they were promised as the Tox seeps into everything. But when Byatt goes missing, Hetty will do anything to find her, even if it means breaking quarantine and braving the horrors that lie beyond the fence. And when she does, Hetty learns that there’s more to their story, to their life at Raxter, than she could have ever thought true.”

And that’s my late spooky TBR list. I’m hoping to at least read 2 each week before the end of the month so fingers crossed! 🎃

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