Thursday, 5 October 2017

Five Books to Read this October

If you follow me on Instagram, you probably know three things about me:

1. I like books, a lot.
2. I drink way too much coffee.
3. Autumn/Halloween season is one of my favourite times of the year.

So, here I am, on my very first official post combining the two; Books & Spookyness together. You can add your favourite coffee in the mix to make it perfect!  Here are the five books I would recommend you to read this October, some in this list are my all time favourite books.  Reading them in October will give you the extra spooky feeling I wish I had when I read them! I hope you pick any of these books, and if you have read them or plan on reading them let me know? I love talking about books so feel free to comment or message me if you want to!

Through the Woods by Emily Caroll is an amazing graphic novel! It has a stunning artwork throughout the whole graphic novel. The art in this graphic novel is dark and lovely, that is the best way I can put it. There are five creepy stories in this graphic novel and if you are looking for a quick creepy reading, this is definitely what you should pick up!

2. Messenger of Fear (Duology)
The amount of love I have for Michael Grant and his books doesn't fit in writing. Let's just say that Mr. Grant knows how to write in a way that anyone can understand. I feel like his books just easily grasp anybody who wishes to start reading, and comprehend it just as well.  I brought to the Messenger of Fear because I thought the cover was pretty. Really, just like that. When I finally read it, I couldn't be happier. This book deals with an interesting view of the world. This book talks about real life issues while still having a very interesting mix of fiction in it. This book talks about how it is easy for a good person to do bad things, and the consequences they must suffer/deal with. It is truly amazing! And if you liked the first book there is a continuation, The Tattooed Heart which is equally amazing!

3. The Canterville Ghost
If there ever was one of the sassiest gentlemen in history, that must have been Oscar Wilde. I absolutely love his work and his life story is just heartbreaking.  The Canterville Ghost is actually hilarious in my opinion. I wouldn't say it is scary, spooky or creepy. It is just plain funny. But, it does have somewhat of a Halloween vibe to it, as the name suggests the book's main topic is a ghost after all! This is a very short story, a quick read to make you laugh and get you into the Halloween vibe, if you are not too much into scary books!

Coraline by Neil Gaimen is one of my all time favourite books! It is so lovely it is hard to describe why I fell in love with this story. But here is a sum up: Black cat, evil witch, pink house, secret doors, key! (The key is so important!), the creepy vibe in general. This is a children's book, but if you get easily scared like me, it might scare you a little. Coraline is basically a girl who is very bored with her life, her parents ignore her, her new neighbours are weird and it seems like nobody would care if she just disappeared.  And then, she finds this little door, and when she goes through it, she ends up in her living room, expect; Everything is better. She has better parents and better neighbours and everything seems to be going well... How long do you think that lasts? / On a side note: If you are interested in this story, definitely give the movie Coraline (2009) a try! It has a really lovely production and also a very cool soundtrack! 

5. Poems Bewitched and Haunted
This is a very cute little book for all your poem lovers out there. It has collections of all kinds of Halloween related poems. I actually was so happy reading this little book, because I found in it a poem that I have been looking for a very long time and never knew the name (belle dame sans merci).  There is not much to say about this book, it is what it says; A collection of haunted and bewitched poems and they are lovely!

(All pictures are mine!)

I hope you liked this post and it could be useful for you in any way! If you have any thoughts on the things I talked about, feel free to comment, I would love to hear your opinions.


  1. I love these spooky book recommendations! Thanks for sharing them. x

    1. Thank you so much Kaylyn! I am glad you liked it ♥ xo