As it’s October, it’s the perfect time to read eerie, spine-chilling books whether it be books that make you unable to sleep for a week, books with vampires and werewolves or books with ghosts and ghouls. I am super excited for this Reading Month, there are tons of Halloween themed read-a-thons happening in October. As a lot of these are monthly read-a-thons, I will be reading some of these books for multiple read-a-thons. I am really bad with keeping to my TBR, so these books could change at anytime.
Spookie Shelfie (#EmptyShelfie)
The 7 Reading Challenges are:
1. A book that contains a curse or spell.
2. A book that will (probably) give you nightmares.
3. A book with a freakish character.
4. A book with a serial killer in it.
5. A book with orange and/or black on the cover.
6. A book with a mask on the cover or the word “mask” in the title.
7. A book with supernatural or paranormal elements.
1) 2) 3) 4) 5)
Frightfall Read-a-thon (#Frightfall)
FrightFall Read-a-thon is a month-long readathon that takes place in October and the only “rule” is that you must read at least one scary book. This was created by Michelle @ True Book Addict. You can find all the information in the sign-up post. I’m going to be reading a lot of spooky books in October, so instead of setting a TBR for this one, I’ll count the Books I read for the other read-a-thons for this one.
This challenge is Hosted by Kathy @ Books and Munches and the Goal is to read as many books as you can of your physical TBR Pile/Shelves. I thought this was a fantastic Idea as I have a lot of unread books that I haven’t gotten to yet.
I’m super excited for this one because I’ve been trying to read more Classics so this is the perfect opportunity to knock some of those Victorian Novels off my List. This is a month long read-a-thon dedicated to reading Victorian Literature (1837-1901). This challenge is hosted by Kate Howe, Katie from Books and Things, Ange from Beyond the Pages, and Lucy the Reader. This will be Quite a small TBR, as I mainly want to focus on reading spooky books and Halloween Themed Read-a-thons.
There are five challenges to complete. These are:
To read a Victorian book by a Scottish, Irish or Welsh author.
To read a lesser-known Victorian book (less than 12k GoodReads ratings)
To read a supernatural Victorian book
To read a Victorian book recommended by someone else
To read a Victorian book written by a female author
Get Graphic (#GetGraphic)
Here are the Reading Challenges:
1. A new-to-you series
2. Two instalments of the same series
3. Over 300 pages
4. Black and white art
5. Picked out by a friend
6. Read at least 5 works
Spookathon was created by Kayla @ Books and Lala, Paige @ Paige’s Pages and Shannon @ Bookerly and consists of 5 challenges. Here’s the playlist of their videos with all the information you need to participate as well as the readathon’s twitter.
Here are the challenges:
1. Read a thriller
2. Read a book with a spooky word in the title
3. Read a book based on a childhood fear
4. Read a book with orange on the cover
5. Read a book set in a spooky location
1) 2) 5)
SBooktober is hosted by
@poniesandbooks, @paperxfaerie, @DontStopReadin, @Stacywilson00, @derbyelana, @NovelThoughts and goes for the entire month of October with lots of fun challenges, a spooky read-a-thon, movie watch-alongs, and more! But the Read-a-thon part of it goes from the 25th-31st. I’m not going to choose a specific TBR for this one as I’ll be intertwining some of these read-a-thons.
So that’s it for now! I’ll be participating in a few others but I’ll be adding them to this post closer to the dates. All these Halloween themed Read-a-thons are making me Super excited for Halloween.
Are you participating in any of these Read-a-thons? Have you read any of these books? If so, what did you think of them? Are you participating in any read-a-thons that are not mentioned here? Also, If you have a TBR for September or any of these Read-a-thons, link them below in the Comments, I’d love to check them out.