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October 2019 | TBR

Hello friends,

Ah, I’m so happy we’re finally at the spooky season!

I have so many books I want to read this month and there are three (possibly four) readathons I want to participate in.

I don’t know how much I’m going to deviate from my TBR,

If you rather hear my talk about the books and why I’m excited for them, here’s my TBR video!


Oh and below I’ll go more into the readathons. TBRs for Spookathon and Witchathon coming later this month!

The books:


Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco

Escaping from Houdini by Kerri Maniscalco

Becoming the Dark Prince by Kerri Maniscalco

Capturing the Devil by Kerri Maniscalco


Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin

Kingdom of Souls by Rena Barron

Wilder Girls by Kory Power


The Whisper Man by Alex North

The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman

The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

Girls of Storm and Shadow by Natasha Ngan


A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness

The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness

Middlegame by Seanan McGuire


Hocus Pocus Readathon <Team Sanderson>

Dates: October 1st – 13th

Hosts: Pages and Ink and Tiffy E


  • Potions, Spells, and Enchantments. Read a book with a witchy main character (5 points).
    • Book pick: Discovery of Witches
  • The Sanderson Sisters have risen. Read a book with a female protagonist (5 points).
    • Book pick: Kingdom of Souls
  • The magic book is calling to you. Read a book that is spellbindingly atmospheric (5 points).
    • Book pick: The Wicked Deep
  • The Burning Rain of Death! Read a book that frightens you (5 points).
    • Book pick: The Whisper Man
  • Mater Satan is pleased with you. Read a book with a powerful villain (5 points).
    • Book pick: The Devouring Gray
  • Work together with your team to take down those horrible children and become immortal. Read the group book (10 points).
    • Book Pick: Serpent and Dove
  • Celebrate your victory by watching Hocus Pocus (15 points).

Team Goal: Cast the spell to become immortal. Requires 50 points

Strength: You cast a spell to give your team a boost. Add five points to ONE prompt.

Weakness: In order to capture the children, you must learn about them. You must read a YA or middle-grade novel.


Dates: October 14th – 20th

Host: booksandlala


  • Read a thriller
  • Read a book with red on the cover
  • Read a book with a spooky word in the title
  • Read a book with a spooky setting
  • Read something you wouldn’t normally read


Dates: October 24th – 31st

Host: Crescent Moon Reads


  • Samhain is a time for honoring your ancestors… so once again, pick a book that features your heritage.Β 
  • This Sabbat is a time when the veil is thinnest, pick a book that features communing with the dead… (ghosts or mediumship or necromancy)
  • We are heading into the darkest part of the year… Pick a book that promises to be dark & twisted.Β 
  • Witches often make offerings to spirit guides or gods… Pick a book that involves a pantheon of deities!
  • Dancing round the bonfire is a Samhain tradition… pick a book that has fire on the cover.
  • Many celebrate the Sabbat as Halloween and dress up, post a picture of your costume and tag the readathon!
  • Read the group pick Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

What are you planning on reading the month?

Let me know below!

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