Exciting Reading for October!

Exciting Reading for October!

Hey friends!

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:

  1. Dracula by Bram Stoker
  2. Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
  3. Macbeth by Jo Nesbø
  4. Ghost Story by Peter Straub
  5. The Good House by Tananarive Due
  6. Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
  7. The Passage by Justin Cronin
  8. Fledgling by Octavia Butler
  9. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  10. 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! 👻

Top 5 Books To Read Before 2018

Top 5 Books To Read Before 2018

Hello there readers!

It’s hard to believe that this year is almost over and 2018 is gently creeping its way into our lives along with the promise of upcoming snowy days and hot chocolate to be enjoyed by the fireplace. It’s during the last two months of the year that I begin to look back and reflect on the things I am thankful for and the new memories I made that I will forever cherish. This year was filled with so many things I am thankful for and I can’t wait to restart, refocus, and charge into 2018 with all the strength I can muster to become the best version of myself. Who’s with me??!

This year, with the beginning of my book blogging adventure on Instagram, I started thinking about the books I read this year that I most enjoyed reading and have not stopped thinking about since I finished the last sentence. What came out of that train of thought was a list of what I feel are the Top 5 books that you should read, if you haven’t already, before 2018. Want to know what those 5 books are? Keep reading!

1. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab


This book (and entire series) is a freaking GEM. Remember that feeling you had when you first read Harry Potter as a kid? Get ready to feel that all over again when you read these books. With characters so real and rich you’ll feel like you know them and a setting so gorgeous you’ll want to catch a plane to London ASAP, this book is one that you will be sorry that you put off reading for so long. Do yourself a favor and pick of A Darker Shade of Magic, just in time for the release of the new collector’s edition!

2. Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco


Stalking Jack the Ripper is one of those books that make you wonder what to expect and then far exceeds what you ever hoped it would be. If you are looking for a fun read with a side dish of bloody and gory murder mystery, you have found the right book. And spoiler alert: The second book is even better!

3. The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

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A gorgeous book filled with the magic of Russian folklore, The Bear and the Nightingale deserves so much more praise than I could ever give it. It’s no wonder that it was recommended for fans of Neil Gaiman. While this book is a bit rough to get through for those who are not familiar with Russian mythology, it’s undoubtedly one of my favorite books of the year.

4. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng


Book of the Month Club never fails to introduce me to new books that I never would have picked up on my own. My first book I have read by Celeste Ng, I was completely blown away by this story. There were some parts at the end that I wasn’t a huge fan of, but overall, the story was beautifully written and I cant wait to read her first novel, Everything I Never Told You.

5. Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance by Ruth Emmie Lang


I just finished this book earlier this week and it will definitely make my “Top 10 Reads of 2017” post (stay tuned for that post which will be coming in December). I have a soft spot for books that contain magic, but the magic in this book is so different, beautiful, and captivating that I read the entire book in just about 4 hours. Ruth Emmie Lang is an absolute stunning force of nature with her debut novel, so be sure to grab a copy of your own on November 14th!


There is still plenty of time for you to pick up and read these amazing novels this year, so make sure you head to your local bookstore and grab a stack of these gorgeous novels.

Have you read any of the books on this list? Did you love them as much as I did? Let me know!

I hope you have a wonderful day and thank you so much for stopping by. 🙂