Spooky Season TBR 2022

Happy September! Autumn is my absolute favorite season and living in Minnesota I always feel like our fall is cut short by winter. So to extend the season I have decided that this year I will be celebrating fall and spooky season during September AND October. I love reading books that really fit the mood of the season so I have put together a rather large TBR for this year. I am a mood reader so this is mostly so that I have a large variety of books to choose from. I have gone through my entire library and selected books that I feel fit the vibe I’m looking for during spooky season and filled one of my book carts with those books so that when the time comes it will make it easier for me to choose a book rather than leaving them on the shelves intermixed with all of my other books.

And of course I had to decorate the cart as well! On the cart I have put 42 books from several different genres. There are vampires, witches, zombies, ghosts, serial killers, and more! I am SO excited to read as many of these in those two months that I can.

  • The Sandman vol. 1 by Neil Gaiman
  • The Hills Have Eyes: The Beginning
  • 28 Days Later: The Aftermath
  • 30 Days of Night: Red Snow
  • Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw
  • Final Girls by Riley Sager
  • Book of Night by Holly Black
  • Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
  • The Strain by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan
  • The Southern Book Club’s Guide To Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix
  • The Dark Half by Stephen King
  • Hour of the Witch by Chris Bohjalian
  • The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson
  • House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
  • Slewfoot by Brom
  • Time’s Convert by Deborah Harkness
  • The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones
  • The Companion by Katie Alender
  • Supermarket by Bobby Hall
  • White Smoke by Tiffany D. Jackson
  • NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
  • Not the Witch You Wed by April Asher
  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  • Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
  • Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
  • My Heart is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones
  • Elevation by Stephen King
  • The Beautiful by Renee Ahdieh
  • The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
  • The Witch Hunter by Max Seeck
  • Folly by Laurie R. King
  • The Chain by Adrian McKinty
  • Blaze by Richard Bachman (aka Stephen King)
  • Dark Lover by J.R. Ward
  • Red Dragon by Thomas Harris
  • The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice
  • King of Battle and Blood by Scarlett St. Clair
  • The Last Seance by Agatha Christie
  • Dracula by Bram Stoker
  • When the Reckoning Comes by LaTanya McQueen
  • The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
  • The Turn of the Screw & In the Cage by Henry James

I also plan to choose my audiobooks that I listen to during work to fit the mood as well. I’m not sure what those will be yet but I’m guessing there will be some Stephen King in the mix. In addition to those, I have a few ARCs that will be read and reviewed throughout spooky season:

  • The Wilderwomen by Ruth Emmie Lang
  • Spells for Forgetting by Adrienne Young
  • Daphne by Josh Malerman
  • The Prisoner by B.A. Paris
  • Little Eve by Catriona Ward
  • The Luminaries by Susan Dennard

I am super excited to get started with these reads to fully embrace fall and spooky season this year. I would even be fine with this all extending into November as well 🙂

How early do you start celebrating fall and spooky season? Do you plan to read spooky season themed books during fall?

Autumn Book Tag

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Hey guys!  I saw Ashley do this fun post and I had to do it since Autumn is my favorite season.

What is your favorite thing about Autumn?
I have so many favorite things when it comes to Autumn since it is my favorite season. Those things include the leaves changing, the crisp fall days, Halloween, Thanksgiving, pumpkins, fall apples, etc. Pretty much everything that has to do with fall, I love!
What book reminds you of your school days?
Hmm that’s a good question. I guess I don’t really have one in particular. I read a lot when I was growing up between books for school and books for fun. But in 4th grade, our class did a read-along of Save Queen of Sheba and I have loved that book ever since.

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What book cover reminds you of Autumn?

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What is your favorite horror or Halloween story?
The first book I remember reading that really gave me the creeps was The Bone Collector by Jeffrey Deaver. I remember reading it late at night and being scared to turn off the lights to go to bed.


What is your favorite horror or Halloween film?
One of my all-time favorite horror movies is Scream. I’ve lost track of how many times I have watched that movie and all of the sequels. My all-time favorite Halloween movie is without a doubt, Hocus Pocus! It isn’t Halloween without a screening of my favorite witches.

What Fall book release are you most looking forward to?
Definitely Winter by Marissa Meyer! I never thought I would have liked The Lunar Chronicles because Cinder is a cyborg and I wasn’t really into that. But I picked it up on a whim once at Target and devoured it as well as Scarlet and Cress. Each book has gotten progressively better so I can’t wait to see what happens in Winter!

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What Autumn movie release are you most anticipating?
I think it’s safe to say that any book lover is looking forward to my most anticipated fall movie release…. Mockingjay Part 2… Are you really surprised?

What are three books you plan to read this Autumn?
I have three new releases that I am dying to get to that I have recently acquired. I am not going include the two pre-orders that haven’t been released yet.
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And there you have it!  I tag anyone who loves Autumn!