Here I am with another Tbr list that I’m probably not going to follow, but what can I say? Will I be a true book worm if I not make a Tbr list every month? Probably, but I just love to make them.
So, in honor of Halloween I’m going to be reading Spooky/Scary books this month! I love scary and spooky stuff BUT, at the same time, I’m so easily scared it’s actually funny. Still, can’t wait to not being able to sleep because of this books.
Anyway, let’s get started then:
Genre: Horror, Classics
First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a “haunting”; Theodora, the lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers—and soon it will choose one of them to make its own.
This book I had planned to read during October, since like the begging of the year, so I have been waiting for a long (very looong) time.
I loved The Haunting of Hill House series of Netflix, I’m not sure if it is the same as the book, still I’m just looking for that scary/creepy/spooky experiencia. If I’m scared to read this story at night, then I’ll be happy.
2. Dracula by Bram Stoker (reread)
Genre: Horror, Classics
A mysterious Count resides in a Transylvania castle, and it’s Jonathan Harker’s duty to help him find a residence in London. The standard for gothic horror, Bram Stoker’s Dracula uncovers the secrets of the Prince of Darkness and his lust for the blood of Jonathan’s friends. Explore Stoker’s world of excitement, temptation, and fear–full of captivating characters like the lovely Lucy Westerna and the persistent Professor Van Helsing. Complete and unabridged, Dracula is an essential collectible that is both elegant and portable.
This is a reread! I love Dracula and is just the perfect book to read during this season.
Genre: Mystery, Classics
As a dense yellow fog swirls through the streets of London, a deep melancholy has descended on Sherlock Holmes, who sits in a cocaine-induced haze at 221B Baker Street. His mood is only lifted by a visit from a beautiful but distressed young woman – Mary Morstan, whose father vanished ten years before. Four years later she began to receive an exquisite gift every year: a large, lustrous pearl. Now she has had an intriguing invitation to meet her unknown benefactor and urges Holmes and Watson to accompany her. And in the ensuing investigation – which involves a wronged woman, a stolen hoard of Indian treasure, a wooden-legged ruffian, a helpful dog and a love affair – even the jaded Holmes is moved to exclaim, ‘Isn’t it gorgeous!’.
I read A Study in Scarlet last month and the book also had the ‘’The Sign of the Four’’ included, so it just feels right to finish the whole book. I do love Sherlock, though.
4. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (Reread)
Genre: Horror, Classics
Mary Shelley began writing Frankenstein when she was only eighteen. At once a Gothic thriller, a passionate romance, and a cautionary tale about the dangers of science, Frankenstein tells the story of committed science student Victor Frankenstein. Obsessed with discovering the cause of generation and life and bestowing animation upon lifeless matter, Frankenstein assembles a human being from stolen body parts but; upon bringing it to life, he recoils in horror at the creature’s hideousness. Tormented by isolation and loneliness, the once-innocent creature turns to evil and unleashes a campaign of murderous revenge against his creator, Frankenstein.
Frankenstein, an instant bestseller and an important ancestor of both the horror and science fiction genres, not only tells a terrifying story, but also raises profound, disturbing questions about the very nature of life and the place of humankind within the cosmos: What does it mean to be human? What responsibilities do we have to each other? How far can we go in tampering with Nature? In our age, filled with news of organ donation genetic engineering, and bio-terrorism, these questions are more relevant than ever.
Okey, this book I read a long time ago and I did try to reread it a couple of month back but I wasn’t really feeling it, so I decided to wait till October, you know, because of the ”Halloween vibes”.
Genre: Historical Fiction, Horror
In Victorian England, a savvy spiritual medium must outsmart the most important client of her career: a scientist determined to expose frauds like her.
But their game of wits has fatal consequences when a vengeful spirit answers their summons. If they cannot put aside their prejudices—and growing passion—and find a way to banish the ghost together, one of them could be its next victim.
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I found this book while looking around through Netgallery. I was looking for something scary and this book capture my attention right away, also I have seen very good reviews, so I’m excited to read it.
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Mythology
At last, the breathtaking, action-packed finale of the #1 bestselling Trials of Apollo series is here! Will the Greek god Apollo, cast down to earth in the pathetic moral form of a teenager named Lester Papadopoulos, finally regain his place on Mount Olympus? Lester’s demigod friends at Camp Jupiter just helped him survive attacks from bloodthirsty ghouls, an evil Roman king and his army of the undead, and the lethal emperors Caligula and Commodus. Now the former god and his demigod master Meg must follow a prophecy uncovered by Ella the harpy. Lester’s final challenge will be at the Tower of Nero, back in New York. Will Meg have a last showdown with her father? Will this helpless form of Apollo have to face his arch nemesis, Python? Who will be on hand at Camp Half-Blood to assist? These questions and more will be answered in this book that all demigods are eagerly awaiting.
The Tower of Nero doesn’t really fall in the scary category, but I’m just dying to read this book and I can’t wait for it to arrive. This is the last book in the Apollo Trials series, as well as the last one in the Percy Jackson universe, so I know it’s going to be an amazing book!
Also, Uncle Rick better not dare to hurt Nico or Will. I still have not forgive him for what happen in The Burning Maze.
Hope you enjoy it! What are some of your reads for this month? Have you read any of these books? Let me know in the comments!