October Spookathon TBR

Yes. I AM posting my TBR halfway into spoopy month. 

My mind has been all over the place since the kids came back to campus. I can’t seem to get in the groove of anything since August. All I know is that October is here and October means spooks and scares day in, day out, nonstop, erday, eyday.

I’ve still been reading (a lot, actually) but ending a book with a solid review in mind hasn’t been the norm for me for a couple months now. 

I hope to post a review for The Invisible Life of Addie La Rue and a mini review for Fable, and hopefully one for Coraline since I just finished that up and fell immediately in love with it. But I guess we’ll see. I’ve become such a flighty thing…

I’ve been racking my mind, trying to come up with a topic to post and the only thing that came to mind was a TBR update…so….yeah…that’s where I’m at right now guys….sorry 😖

Anyways, October is my favorite month! The month of spooks and scares.

I’ve been watching horror flicks every day since the start of the month and I’m aiming to keep my reads exclusively horror related.

I’m also trying to keep the list from focusing too much on vampires since that’s what I tend to lean toward for supernatural/horror books. Zombies, dark realities, ghosts, monsters, and of course, vampires are on the reading list.

I am 1000% percent certain I will NOT read all of these. Addie La Rue is only in there because she was one of my most anticipated reads for October, Kingdom of the Wicked being the other. But Addie’s cover color scheme fits in nicely despite her not so spookish story so she goes into the TBR 🤷🏽‍♀️

I’m excited to reread the Blood of Eden series, but I mostly plan to read the first book this month then finish up the rest in November so I can discover new Halloweenish reads this month!


Since I can’t attend my annual trip to Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios, I’m going a little overboard with my daily watchlist.

Not only am I watching horror Let’s Plays by my favorite Youtubers (Markiplier, Pewds, RadBrad, Jacksepticeye, 8-Bit Ryan, CoryxKenshin etc.), I am also investing a lot of time scouring different streaming websites for free access to all the GOOD horror flicks. Amazon has the best collection, but you have to pay for most of them 😒😡. It’s so hard to find free, accessible horror movies nowadays….

SO. I’ve made a decision to DVR most films (something I haven’t done since 2012, honestly) so I can catch the older, original flicks like Halloween, Child’s Play, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Psycho, Beetlejuice, Halloweentown, Hocus Pocus, and more for FREE.

These are some films and TV series I am making it a MUST to watch this Halloween, either out of tradition or curiosity. 

I’ve already watched Beetlejuice and Evil Dead, and I’m in the middle of The Haunting of Bly Manor right now! I wasn’t a fan of the original Evil Dead (very annoying tropes…) but I always enjoy Beetlejuice, and Bly is going well despite not being as engaging as Hill House.

I’m always excited to watch Coraline and I plan to watch Hocus Pocus at a drive-in!! I can’t wait for that, it’s gonna be amazing.

Anyways, that’s what I’ve been up to this month. Hope you’re all enjoying this month’s spooks and scares 😉

Do any of you have horror flicks you love to watch every Halloweentime??? Let me know so I can add it to my list!

Thanks for stopping by! Until next time 💖

16 thoughts on “October Spookathon TBR

  1. I’m watching Hocus Pocus as I read your post lol I love to see at a drive in though. Both your list’s look really good. I’ve only read The Graveyard Book which I enjoyed but I have Kingdom of the Wicked and The Invisible Life of Addie La Rue on my list too.

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    1. Haha, Hocus Pocus is a must during Halloween time. I really like Gainman’s style. Graveyard, so far, is pretty clever. I’m really liking it. Addie La Rue was a good, solid read, and I’m really looking forward to Kingdom. Kerri Maniscalco has become one of my insta-buy authors, so fingers crossed!

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      1. Oh I wish it was more steampunk! That would have been PERFECT. But no, it’s just more focused on the darker elements of Victorian society…murder/serial killers specifically lol.

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    1. I absolutely love Neil Gaiman’s books so far. I’m reading Graveyard now and I’m just in love with his writing style. Yes! Please pick up The Immortal Rules. It might just be my favorite YA vamp series 😀

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  2. I LOVE The Blood Of Eden trilogy, it’s one of my faves, I should also re-read it at some point, I hope you enjoy it!! ❤️ & I love Mara Dyer’s trilogy, I know most people don’t like it but I love the atmosphere that the author creates with each book 😊
    I hope you have a lot of fun with all your readings, love 🥰✨

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    1. I knew you’d be excited to see Blood of Eden on there, Sofii! 😄 I’ve heard some pretty good things about Mara Dryer. I’m excited to finally be getting to it.

      Thanks so much! ❤

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  3. I hope you’ve been having a good month and that you’ve been reading these ❤ I'm currently reading Addie LaRue now and loving it eheh It's amazing! I'm so excited for next week, since I'll try and make time to watch Disney Halloween movies, my favorites:D

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    1. It’s been a great month of reading! I’ve just finished Frankenstein and Mara Dyer! Addie La Rue was a great reading experience. I hope to post a review of it soon. I’m interested to see your thoughts on it too! Ah Disney Halloween movies are so cute! Though it’ll be my first time seeing Halloweentown haha

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      1. Addie LaRue was amazing!!! I didn’t like Henry’s chapters as much, but everything else was beautiful, and that ending was brilliant!!! Oooh, I hope you enjoy Halloweentown 😛

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