I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not a spooky-book reader, so this season is always a funny one for me. Add to the fact that in Australia we’re not totally on board with the whole ‘Halloween’ thing yet (it’s just not the same without all those cosy fall vibes and pumpkin patches I don’t think!).
I also generally don’t ‘theme read’ but I do love seeing my Instagram feed littered with people reading spooky books in October, festive books in December, summer books in June/January (depending on the hemisphere)!
Anyway, I’ve done my very best to write down my top 3 books that give me Halloween-y vibes, but I’m interested to see what other people have for this week’s list too!
1. Frankenstein – Mary Shelley
I really enjoyed this book when I read it (admittedly, it probably wasn’t around Halloween time, and I think was actually a school English class read!). It feels like the right kind of book to have on this list, plus it wasn’t too spooky for a scaredy cat like me!
2. Pumpkin Heads – Rainbow Rowell & Faith Erin Hicks
Okay this is a LEGIT Halloween read – it’s a cute-as-heck graphic novel about two best friends working their last school break at the local Pumpkin Patch. The illustrations are incredible, and I always love Rainbow Rowell’s depictions of friendships in all forms. A quick read worth picking up, even as Halloween comes to a close!
3. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – J K Rowling
Kinda creepy, kinda comforting, this is the perfect kind of book for me to pick up during the spooky season! I remember this being really creepy when I first read it (back when I was in primary school!) but now it’s more of a comfort read along with the rest of the series. That said, I’ve recently been enjoying this series on audiobook and it gives it a whole other dimension which I’m loving! Stephen Fry does an incredible job.
Do you read books based on the time of year it is? What are some favourite Halloween reads? 🙂
Until next week,