Would it even be Booktober if I didn’t choose to read books that I hoped would scare the living daylights out of me? Most definitely not.
That’s why this month’s TBR list is going to feature some of the creepiest, spookiest and scariest reads I could find.
There’s the chance that I may not be as terrified as I’m hoping to be (I’m a little weird). But I’m going to try and read some books that will have me sleeping with the light on until I’m 80. I might not sleep at all, who knows?
Let’s get cracking with my Booktober TBR list…
The Gift by Stephanie M. Matthews
A supernatural thriller that’s sure to have your heart-racing with each page, ‘The Gift’ will have you trembling with fear (or so I’ve heard!). Fae goes to visit her Grandmother in a village in Belgium to receive a Christmas gift. A cryptic message from her Grandmother takes her on a terrifying journey. Will she make it out alive?
If you read last week’s blog post or saw my BookTube video, you’ll know how much this one spooks me. The cover alone has me shaking in my boots!
Of course, I had to find at least one super scary book to include in this list. When this book was recommended to me, I was told that it should only be read during daylight hours. So, it sounds like I’ll be needing a night light if I ever want to sleep again.
Find out more about this book on Goodreads HERE.
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
Evelyn Hardcastle has been killed hundred of times – and it’s Aidan Bishop’s mission to stop her from dying anymore. If he wants to save her, he must find out who her killer is. Sounds easy, right? Wrong. Every time the day begins again, Aidan is in the body of a different guest. Will he ever make it out of Blackheath?
Truthfully, I’ve had this one sat on my shelf for a year now. It was featured in a BookTube video I did in August 2019. That probably means I should actually read it.
This list is likely to feature mainly psych thrillers/mystery thrillers because I’m too much of a wuss to read horrors.
If you want more information about this book, take a look HERE.
Blood Orange by Harriet Tyce
Tyce’s debut novel follows Alison, a lawyer, through the first murder case of her career. While Alison’s life seems perfect on the surface, there are secrets she is hiding from her family, including an affair with a co-worker. Whilst her client is willing to admit she killed her own husband, Alison is struggling to confront her own misdemeanors. But that doesn’t stop somebody else from torturing her with them, and whoever this person is, won’t stop until they’ve destroyed her.
Doesn’t this book just sound so juicy? Look, I’m here for the drama. There have been many positive reviews about this book which convinced me to read it.
A book full of psychological suspense is surely a good choice for Booktober. Hopefully, this one will be a compelling, page-turner!
How To Disappear by Gillian McAllister
Lauren’s daughter, Zara, witnessed a terrible crime. To tell the truth, means to risk her life and the lives of those she loves most. Somebody knows that she knows what happened, and they’ve outed her online. She now has a target on her back. Lauren knows that to save her daughter, they must disappear for good and tell nobody where they’re going. Disappearing is easy, but can they stay hidden?
This one intrigued me as I haven’t read a lot of books that involve following the characters that disappear on their journeys. It’s usually a case of the person has gone missing, and everyone else is now trying to find them with random clues found along the way.
From others comments, it seems like it is a thriller that is destined to take you on one heck of a bumpy ride!
Find out more about it HERE.
The Guest List by Lucy Foley
On an island off the coast of Ireland, guests are gathered for the wedding party of a lifetime! The Bride and Groom are both well known as a magazine publisher and rising television star – so their wedding is luxurious and expertly planned. It may seem perfect, but resentments and petty jealousies rear their ugly heads as the evening goes on leading to one person’s death. Who would do this, and more importantly, why?
Again, we clearly have a lot of drama to contend with here. I’m all over it. It sounds chilling and suspenseful, very excited to read this one.
Nothing can ever be as perfect as it seems, and I’m looking forward to finding out why everything went so wrong.
Find out more about the book HERE.
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