October 10: Top Ten Books That Scream Autumn
With October upon us Autumn is definitely here. I don’t know about you, but for me as the nights draw in and the temperature drops, all I want to do is curl up with a scary book, a blanket and a mug of hot chocolate.
1. Half Bad by Sally Green
There’s little that screams autumn (well, Halloween) quite like werewolves. This series has been on my TBR for a few years, so maybe this is the year I finally get to read it.
2. The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
Having read (and loved) the first book in The Raven Cycle earlier this year, I’m super excited to read more of this psychic urban fantasy world.
3. Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
The whole premise of this series sounds, and looks, super creepy. I am going into this novel relatively blind, but I have high expectations given the hype that it has received.
4. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
I’ve yet to read a single book in The Grisha Series, but at present I’m unsure where to start. I know in theory it should be with this volume, but personally I’m more intrigued by the Six of Crows duology, so I may well throw caution to the wind and dive straight in at the deep end.
5. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
I managed to get my hands on an advance reader copy of this upcoming release at YALC, and I fully intend on diving into this magical realm.
6. The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell
I believe that this was a Waterstones Book of the Month a year or so ago, and it has been on my radar from then, but having heard Katherine speak at the London Book Fair earlier in 2017 I’m all the more intrigued.
7. Geekerella by Ashley Poston
I had to include a contemporary on my list, and this Cinderella retelling sounds like the perfect fun Halloween-y tale.
8. The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
Having obtained a proof copy at YALC I promptly read the description and learnt that this book is about dark fairy-tales. I’m sold on that alone.
9. The Call by Peadar O’Guilin
This horror sounds terrifying: a world where you could disappear at any minute? If that’s not scary, I don’t know what is.
10. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
This novel sounds really mysterious, enchanting and magical, which seems perfect for a cold winter’s night.
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