This may be a bit premature, but I’m getting extremely excited for October. Despite the fact that it’s only August, I’m already incredibly excited to pick out spooky horror reads and deeply sink into the excitement of Halloween and crispy leaves.
If you follow me on Instagram (@worldswithinpages), you’ll maybe know that I’ve decided to use October as an excuse to host a month-long readalong of various horror novels. I always keep readalongs super laid back, so I’m really excited to introduce this new format! I’ll be using the hashtag #WorldsWithinSpooktober to track both my and posts and the posts of those who would like yo join in with me.
I’m going to choose 4 books and everyone will be welcome to pick however many they’d like to read along with me. I’m still deciding on how to set up discussion posts, but I’m hoping that by hosting this readalong, people will be more open to experiencing the horror genre. It’s so underrated, in my opinion, and I hope more people can fall in love with it.
Curious which books I might pick? Like I said, I am going to choose four, but here are a few on my list at the moment which I will narrow down in September:
- Dracula by Bram Stoker
- Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
- Macbeth by Jo Nesbø
- Ghost Story by Peter Straub
- The Good House by Tananarive Due
- Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
- The Passage by Justin Cronin
- Fledgling by Octavia Butler
- Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
- Bag of Bones by Stephen King
See any you’ve read and loved? Any you’re dying for me to include? Let me know, and let’s get SPOOKY! 👻