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October Read-a-thons & An Ambitious TBR

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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)

1st-31st October

The Empty Shelfie Read-a-thon is a monthly read-a-thon hosted by , , & This month they are doing a Halloween Theme read-a-thon.

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) 9284655 2) it-9781501156687_lg 3) 32026299 4) 16299 5) 35427912

6) 8490112 7) 23164983 24120519

Frightfall Read-a-thon (#Frightfall)

1st-31st October

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.

OWNtober (#OWNtober)

1st-31st October

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.

it-9781501156687_lg 32026299 8490112 23164983 24120519 2409331 9780141040288 2957327286 25205393 25814389 27406757 27406754 17341550 13576132

Victober (#Victober)

1st-31st October

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

1) 9780141040288 295 5) 2409331 14800526

Get Graphic (#GetGraphic)

6th-8th October

Get Graphic is hosted by , , , &  and is dedicated to reading Graphic Works.

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

1) 7327286 2) 25205393 25814389 27406757 27406754

Spookathon (#Spookathon)

16th-22nd October

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) 17341550 2) 13576132 5) 34020199

SBooktober (#SBooktober)

25th-31st October

SBooktober is hosted by , ,  , 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.

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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.

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